Our People

Our Leadership Team

Mike Collins
Chief Executive Officer
Te Kaiwhakahaere Matua

Jodie Walker
Executive Assistant

Kate Cooper
Director of Business Experience & Engagement

David Browne
General Counsel

Tara Druce
Director of Business Growth

Grant Harrex
Director of Workforce & Business Development

Raymond Clark
Operations Manager Workforce Central Dunedin

    Executive Office

    Mike Collins
    Chief Executive Officer
    Te Kaiwhakahaere Matua

    Jodie Walker
    Executive Assistant

    Emma Wood
    Executive Communications

      Business Experience & Engagement

      Kate Cooper
      Director of Business Experience & Engagement

      Cara Bradley
      Director Sponsorship, Exports & Mentors

      Rebecca Finlay
      Regional Business Navigators

      Jo Chin
      Next Generation Services Facilitator

      Sandy Jefferies
      Events Co-Ordinator

      Madusha Kaluarachchi
      Training Co-Ordinator

      Mike Idour
      Training Co-Ordinator

      Wendy Hanson
      Finance & Database Administrator

      Katie Black
      Administrative Support

      Ann-Marie McKay
      Administrative Support

        Workforce & Business Development

        Grant Harrex
        Director of Workforce & Business Development

        Matthew Hogan
        4Trades Manager

        Mike Idour
        4Trades Facilitator

        Katie Greene
        4Trades Administrator

        Haley McManus
        Education to Employment
        Co-Ordinator

        Julie Cheyne
        Young Enterprise Scheme
        Co-Ordinator

        Cara Bradley
        Young Enterprise Scheme
        Co-Ordinator

        Raymond Clark
        Workforce Central Manager

        Aslyn Brown
        Workforce Central
        Administrator

        Hannah Beede
        Workforce Central
        Administrator

        Operations & Enabling Services

        Kevin Coniam
        Director of Programme Transformation

        Tania Lane
        Administrator & Export Documents

        Katie Duncan Communications and Marketing

        Shona Brown
        Advocacy Advisor

        Legal

        David Browne
        General Counsel

        Ronda Tokona
        Senior Solicitor
        Poutoko Ture Maataamua

        Dr Kathryn McAuley
        Solicitor
        Roia

        Business Growth

        Tara Druce
        Director of Business Growth

        Ross Grey
        Growth Advisor Dunedin

        Cara Bradley
        Growth Advisor Dunedin

        Ben Chapman
        Growth Advisor Queenstown Lakes

        Amanda Cushen
        Growth Advisor
        Queenstown Lakes

        Nicola Jones
        Growth Advisor
        Queenstown Lakes

        Lucy Geraghty
        Growth Advisor
        Queenstown Lakes

        Jacqui Thomas
        Growth Advisor
        Queenstown Lakes

        John Mezger
        Growth Advisor
        Queenstown Lakes

        Nicole McFarlane
        Growth Advisor
        Queenstown Lakes

        Catharina Jefferson
        RBP Business Administrator

        Our Board

        Neil Finn-House (Chair)
        Mitre 10 Mega Dunedin, CEO

        Dominique Dowding
        Grand Casino, CEO

        Will Martin
        University of Otago, Legal Adviser

        Lesley Brook
        Otago Polytechnic, Research Project Co-ordinator

        David Kiddey
        Kiddey Consulting, Managing Director

        Andrew Leys
        Harrisons Carpet Southern Lakes, Co-owner  

        Rebecca Twemlow
        Firebrand, Managing Director

        Grant McKenzie
         Allied Press, CEO

        Drop By

        Dunedin
        Public Trust Building
        442 Moray Place
        level 3

        Invercargill
        192 Spey Street

        info@business-south.org.nz
        03 479 0181