Our Team

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Christopher Boys - Partner and founder

Industry experience
Sales, technology, international trade and export, software development, marine, food and beverage, specialised manufacturing, technology and education

Areas of speciality
Sales strategy, business growth, business development and strategy

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Michael Poynter - Head of market research

Industry experience

Chemicals, materials and experience in a wide range of downstream industries including healthcare, food and beverage, renewable energy, packaging, aerospace and defence, automotive and transportation, oil and gas, construction, sports and leisure, consumer products.

Areas of speciality
New market validation, international market expansion, value chain analysis, technology transfer and commercialisation of early stage technologies, project management, business development.

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Andy Mitchell - Growth strategist

Andy works closely with Katabolt’s clients on value proposition and their value chains to help them understand their position in the current market and how to leverage growth in the future.

Areas of speciality

Building brands, repositioning businesses, leading innovative marketing campaigns and inventing new products.

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Kirsten Nevile - Commercial manager

Kirsten is an experienced design thinking practitioner. She is passionate about designing engaging customer experiences and creating opportunities to build a brighter future for New Zealand.

Areas of speciality

Creative problem solving, building people capability, programme and project management, customer experience and solution design, prototyping and testing, business strategy and planning and change management.

Ryan Sproull - Strategy consultant and trainer

Ryan Sproull is an experienced consultant who has worked across a range of strategic challenges and categories, helping companies to reach their potential. Ryan has a wealth of experience in running workshops and training which bring out clarity and creativity in clients, helping them to solve their business problems and keep their businesses customer-centric.

Industry experience

Fast moving consumer goods, automotive, financial services, retirement, entertainment, quick service restaurants, telecommunications, technology, retail, Government

Areas of speciality

Marketing and brand strategy, customer experience strategy, product innovation

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Olivia Egerton - Export business advisor

Olivia has developed a proven track record for professionally delivering numerous strategic projects and partnerships including the Te Hono Movement, to drive action and transformation in New Zealand’s primary sector.

At Katabolt, Olivia leads our primary sector portfolio as an export business advisor, helping our clients to realise their value globally and supporting businesses to shift from volume to value to unlock the potential of the NZ primary sector.

Industry experience
Primary industry, arts, heritage and culture, property development and not for profit

Areas of speciality
Business development, strategic planning, stakeholder relations, partnership development, design thinking

Noor Al-Ansari - Senior project manager

Noor is an experienced project manager who brings a wealth of expertise in planning and coordination to the Katabolt team. Primarily focussed on allowing our partners to gain and sustain momentum with their export strategy, Noor is a key point of contact and a central pivot across all projects to ensure our partners achieve seamless outcomes.

Industry experience

FMCG, grocery, entertainment, media and advertising

Areas of speciality

Relationship management, project planning, project management, sales, business development and strategy.

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