A lifetime of breakthroughs in the field
Founder and Managing Director
Scott has become one of the most respected strategists and marketers in Australasia through years of driving large-scale revenue growth and increasing margins in many different companies and industries.
The effectiveness of his work is also backed by multiple awards both in New Zealand and internationally.
With a love for research insights, practical strategies, creative ideas and world-class execution, he is uniquely placed to challenge, encourage and enthuse your team.
He has worked for:
- Fisher & Paykel Healthcare
- Fletcher Building
- Sara Lee
- Traffic Consulting
He has consulted to:
- Meridian Energy
- And many more
Alex is an experienced leader and strategist, skills he honed during his six years as CEO of the independent public policy think tank, Maxim Institute. He led Maxim through a period of significant change to generate real results—new and effective strategy, an increased budget, a cohesive team, and a larger public presence.
He’s appeared on radio, TV, and in print, spoken to Parliamentary Select Committees, and briefed Ministers and MPs. He’s been a corporate lawyer, a researcher, a university lecturer, and a Visiting Fellow at the University of Oxford where he studied public leadership.
Alex is passionate about the importance of effective strategy, courageous leadership, strong culture, and great communications, because he’s lived out their power to help people thrive and organisations succeed.
He has worked for:
- Maxim Institute
- The University of Auckland
- Chapman Tripp
He also serves as a trustee on the Boards of:
- Immerse Charitable Trust (Chair)
- Longview Trust
David is a world class advertising creative and branding expert whose unique scientific approach delivers results.
He has worked with many of New Zealand’s top advertising agencies including: Saatchi & Saatchi, FCB New Zealand, Rapp Tribal, Aim Proximity and South Africa’s Jupiter Drawing Room. He has also developed campaigns for many famous New Zealand and global brands; Samsung, Vodafone, Peugeot, Gem, Olay, The New Zealand Electoral Commission, ANZ, The New Zealand Navy, Mercury Energy, Air New Zealand, Olay (Proctor & Gamble), Head and Shoulders (Proctor & Gamble) and many more.
He is passionate about beta testing creative concepts against their ability to generate outcomes.
Testament to his creative excellence and acumen are multiple award wins at; Cannes Lions, Axis Advertising Awards, Spike Asia Advertising Awards, New Zealand Direct Marketing Awards and John Caples Direct Marketing Awards.
He has worked for:
- Saatchi & Saatchi
- FCB New Zealand
- Rapp Tribal
- Aim Proximity
Past clients include:
- Air New Zealand
Engineering and R&D Partner
Rory is an expert engineer and a successful business leader: highly experienced in bringing innovative concepts to life.
He brings extensive experience in both product design and ‘design for manufacture’, backed by his proven belief that "the magic combination of both aesthetically pleasing beautiful products and designing for maximum manufacturing efficiency is not only possible, but actually brings the best commercial returns".
Because of his unique skill-set, Rory is equally comfortable overseeing business-level product design strategy across a portfolio, ‘getting his hands dirty’ through observational user research (developing deep understanding of the user’s seen and unseen needs), and creating left-field solutions that solve problems and seize opportunities. Because of his experience at the head of two businesses, Rory also brings deep commercial knowledge to all his projects.
He particularly assists any business that makes physical objects, designs user interfaces, or wants to enhance their service or user experience.
His qualifications include:
- A Masters of Engineering (Mechanical), University of Auckland.
- A Masters in Engineering Management, Canterbury University.
Highlights of his career include:
- Establishing his own successful global export business, La Plastecnica, from New Zealand.
- Co-founding Symulus, a surgical simulator manufacturer, alongside three high-profile New Zealand surgeons and a bio-physicist.
- A stint as a Research Fellow at Queen’s University Belfast in the internationally-recognised Polymer Processing Research Centre.
- Working for ITR srl in Italy as a Research and Development Engineer.
- Working as Production Engineer at RX Plastics in New Zealand.