Meet the team

We’ve crafted a team that hold the capabilities, resources and expertise to get to the heart of your organisation, understand its challenges and goals, and collaborate with you to gain the positive changes you’re seeking.

Sales & Marketing

Our sales people are the first members of the team you will meet; they are with you every step of the way. They’ll work with you to get a clear understanding of your business and propose a solution designed specifically to deliver the results you need.

Client Solutions & Experience

The Client Solutions and Experience team (CS&E) provides a seamless approach to the development and delivery of solutions for our clients. Project Management ensures that the components of Design, Creative, and Delivery all work together to ensure that the solution enables the client to perform better.

Governance

The Learning Wave’s founders, Martyn and Peter are at the forefront of the business and have added some young blood with Richard Moxon becoming a Director in 2015 after 8 years within the business. All three being highly engaged, they provide invaluable insights and thought leadership across everything we do. They take an active interest in the professional development of the teams ensuring you receive the highest quality of service at all times.

Operations

Here you’ll find the hub of the business; the beating heart of the organisation, the team that makes it all happen. Our Business Operations Manager heads up this team and is here to ensure they each work seamlessly together in order to deliver the best possible outcome for your business.

Associates

Our associates are the jewels in the crown; they’re in high demand and will embed themselves alongside your people. They are the faces you will come to know and love. Supported by the rest of the team, they are here to deliver your solution; engaging, equipping and empowering your people for success. They are the best in the industry and many have long standing relationships with our clients. We’ll work alongside you to marry the best-suited associates with your business needs in order to deliver a solution that achieves results and impact business outcomes.
Lisa Hubbard

Lisa Hubbard

Head of Sales and Marketing

Lisa is our Head of Sales & Marketing. With 20-plus years’ experience in roles up to C-suite level, she has worked across a number of sectors in NZ including media, manufacturing...

David O’Connor

David O’Connor

Commercial Manager

Joining the team in 2009 David was our first Business Development Manager. Since then he has worked with, and supported a range of clients and key stakeholders across New Zealand...

Adele Holmes

Adele Holmes

Account Manager

One of the most valuable skills for a Key Account Manager is building rapport that turns into genuine, long-term partnerships. Adele enjoys delivering beyond expectations for her clients, identifying opportunities...

Amelia Anan-anyakorn

Amelia Anan-anyakorn

Product Manager

With a Master’s degree in Engineering Management from the University of Auckland, Amelia has a balance of engineering knowledge and business acumen. She’s also experienced in sales & marketing, continuous...

Adam Harvey

Adam Harvey

Business Performance Partner

It takes a special combination of talents to make the complex simple, and to identify the most appropriate solution from a range of potentially confusing alternatives. Adam Harvey is one...

Sophie Green

Sophie Green

Business Performance Partner

In the course of her 15-year career, Sophie Green has worked in three different countries and across a wide range of industries. Her experience is varied but her record is...

Karen Price

Karen Price

Independent Chair

Karen joined The Learning Wave as its first independent director and chair in 2018. Karen is an entrepreneur who works with multidisciplinary teams on large and complex projects across a...

Kate Bartholomew

Kate Bartholomew

Project Manager - Learning Solutions

If you want to inspire learning in others, it pays to be a passionate lifelong learner yourself. Kate Bartholomew certainly lives by this philosophy. Along with a Postgraduate Certificate in...

Keith Forsman-Jamieson

Keith Forsman-Jamieson

Anna Kingston

Anna Kingston

Associate

Debbie Martindale

Debbie Martindale

Learning Solutions Design Manager

As Learning Solutions Design Manager, Debbie Martindale has a role that’s absolutely pivotal to our business. In addition to being skilled in instructional design, needs analysis and project management, she...

Stephanie Holden

Stephanie Holden

Account Manager

As an Account Manager, Stephanie brings customer focus and great interpersonal skills to her role at The Learning Wave. As an analytical and creative problem-solver, she knows how to cope...

Kirsty Diamond

Kirsty Diamond

OD Specialist

An experienced coach, facilitator and thinking partner, Kirsty has an impressive background creating and implementing best-practice leadership and organisational development strategies and programmes aligned to business outcomes. Her background includes...

Elysia Arnold

Elysia Arnold

Creative Designer

Creativity inspires insights and makes learning more rewarding. That’s why we have talented Creative Designers like Elysia Arnold on our team. She provides priceless support to our marketing teams and...

Abhi Gill

Abhi Gill

Associate

Alex Peacock

Alex Peacock

Associate

Alyson Keller

Alyson Keller

Associate

Andy Smith

Andy Smith

Associate

   

Dave Burton

Dave Burton

Associate

       

Dave Curtis

Dave Curtis

Associate

David Duff (aka Duffy)

David Duff (aka Duffy)

Associate

Denise Overend-Clarke

Denise Overend-Clarke

Associate

   

Frano Botica

Frano Botica

Associate

Joel Young

Joel Young

Associate

Malcolm Lowrey

Malcolm Lowrey

Associate

     

Matt Williams

Matt Williams

Associate

Nicky Wells

Nicky Wells

Associate

Rachelle Stokes

Rachelle Stokes

Associate

Sarah Morton

Sarah Morton

Associate

Sharlene Woolston

Sharlene Woolston

Associate

Steve Heard

Steve Heard

Associate

Terry Williams

Terry Williams

Associate

Tipu Ngapo

Tipu Ngapo

Associate

   

Tracey Brake

Tracey Brake

Associate

   

Trevor King

Trevor King

Associate

Trish Tapara

Trish Tapara

Associate

Jaimee Thomson

Jaimee Thomson

Creative Solutions Team Leader

Whatever the resource, no matter how out-of-the-box, Jaimee will be there to help create something visually engaging, practical and fun. Jaimee joined the graphic design team at The Learning Wave...

Bianca Crawford

Bianca Crawford

Project Support

With qualifications in business communication and marketing as well as office administration, Bianca has a firm grasp of the processes that drive a business. In a busy organisation, multi-tasking is...

Corne van Vuuren

Corne van Vuuren

Project Manager - Learning Solutions

As one of our Learning Programme Managers, Corné is tasked with making sure our clients and learners get the very best from their experience with The Learning Wave. An excellent...

Freddie Humphrey

Freddie Humphrey

Project Manager - Learning Solutions

A native German speaker, Freddie brings first-rate communication and project management skills to our team. Before joining The Learning Wave she was responsible for managing a major initiative in Singapore,...

Matt Koenen

Matt Koenen

Operations Manager

Matt is passionate about solving business problems with clever technology. Working at the interface of systems and people, he brings an innovative and questing approach to the way we work...

Maxine Bowring

Maxine Bowring

Project Manager - Learning Solutions

With over 20 years of experience in office management, event management and marketing, Maxine Bowring brings valuable expertise to The Learning Wave. Even the smartest learning initiative will fail if...

Martyn McKessar

Martyn McKessar

Director

After 15 years as an independent learning consultant, Martyn became one of the founding directors of The Learning Wave. He balances his time “working on the business” (helping The Learning...

Peter Allen

Peter Allen

Director

As a seasoned learning professional, Peter launched The Learning Wave in 2005 to take his ideas to a larger stage. Working closely with our associates, he now provides senior-level input...

Richard Moxon

Richard Moxon

Chief Executive Officer

Richard joined the team in 2007 and brings with him over 10 years’ experience managing the implementation of learning within organisations. He brings a level of efficiency, eye for detail,...

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Did you know?

  • 96% of clients said they would recommend TLW as a learning provider.

  • 83% clients rated our facilitator’s ability to connect with participants as better than other providers or the best they have experienced.

  • 93% of clients reported that The Learning Wave programme represented a good investment for their organisation.

  • On average, our 2000+ participants for 2015 rated our facilitator’s effectiveness 9.3 out of 10.