BOARD OF ADVISORS

 
 

Our Board have been set up to be our advisors, providing guidance to Post Transition Ltd. Walking shoulder to shoulder with us, they ensure we are working in collaboration to share learnings and achieve our goal to support, motivate and encourage all of those involved in the transition process.

 
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Nick Jones - Human Centred Design Capability Lead at IAG

Nick Jones - Human Centred Design Capability Lead at IAG

 

NICK JONES

Nick is currently Human Centred Design Capability Lead at IAG which involves using design thinking to build the individual and organisational capabilities that will help meet current and future needs.

Nick’s career has been about helping organisations find solutions to challenging questions. He has over 30 years experience working with business, government and community and is well versed in research and design tools and models that deepen understanding of customers’ and employees’ needs and finding ways to meet them.

He has worked at IAG for over 8 years, spent 4 years in sustainability and community consultancy and 16 years at Nielsen.

He has led or supported the development of new and innovative approaches to understanding customer and employee needs, advocates for community-led strategies and sustainable business practice and gives back through volunteering, sports coaching and board memberships.

Nick’s other connection with Post Transition’s work is his eldest son is in active service with the RNZAF.

"As business faces the challenges of an increasingly complex world, the opportunity for us to learn how to manage ourselves and our teams in this complexity is crucial for our future success.” 

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Aaron ‘Shep’ Shepherd - Seminar Facilitator Post Transition LTD

Aaron ‘Shep’ Shepherd - Seminar Facilitator Post Transition LTD

 

AARON SHEPHERD

Aaron enlisted in the New Zealand Army in early 1993 in the Regular Force, 163 Battery, Royal New Zealand Artillery Regiment. He unsuccessfully attempted to join the Special Air Service (SAS) in March 1994. His second attempt to join the SAS in November 1994 was successful.

He was assigned to Air Troop, A Squadron, 1NZSAS Group as an Advanced Medic and SAS Sniper.

Aaron left full-time military service January 1999 to pursue a career in the Heavy Transport Industry.

He re-enlisted in the 1NZSAS Regiment in January 2007, Shepherd was deployed to Afghanistan with the NZSAS in September 2009- April 2010 when the New Zealand government opted to return troops to that country, then re-deployed in September 2010 – April 2011. July 2012, Aaron left full-time military service to become a Trainer with Vertical Horizonz. He remained with the NZSAS Reserve Force until 2013.

Aaron will play a key role in delivery of workshops and seminar. He understands and has lived through the challenges of transition.

“Having been through the transition from NZSAS to civilian, I will get a sense of purpose to share my knowledge and learnings with business leaders to promote personal growth.” 

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Danny Broughton - NZOM

Danny Broughton - NZOM

 

DANNY BROUGHTON - NZOM

Danny Broughton up until 31 July 2018, was the Warrant Officer of the NZ Defence Force, the most Senior Non-commissioned officer appointment in the NZ Defence Force.

Danny has had an extensive military career having operational deployments to Bougainville, East Timor and the Sinai. He has completed study in the UK Joint Command and Staff College and has been recognised in the International Hall of Fame at the US Army’s Sergeants Majors Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas.

In 2007 Danny was made a Member of the NZ Order of Merit for outstanding leadership whilst serving in East Timor. His previous appointments include, the Sergeant Major of the Army, the Warrant Officer Joint Forces NZ and the Land Component Sergeant Major.

A Champion for the people, Danny was one of several advisors to the Chief of Defence and over recent years he had been heavily involved in the New Zealand Defence Forces commitment to the InvictusGames Team, the NZDF OverwatchCommunity and the Youth Development Unit. Danny now works as a Senior Consultant at IBM NZ.

Danny is involved with Post Transition LTD because he has seen how difficult it is for some of our talented people to transition back to civilian street after serving their country at home and overseas.

“With the right awareness, understanding and translation, there is a magnificent opportunity that will only benefit both the service person leaving and the receiving organisation.” 

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Keith Muirhead - Head of People and Culture at Les Mills International

Keith Muirhead - Head of People and Culture at Les Mills International

 

KEITH MUIRHEAD

Keith is currently Head of People & Culture at Les Mills International which involves the strategic business planning globally for talent.

With exposure to global markets, Keith has a contemporary understanding of global HR trends and challenges that businesses are facing at a worldwide level.

He has worked for some of NZ's leading brands and his career has given him exposure across a wide spectrum of HR and business disciplines. These have all influenced his approach to the acquisition and management of talent.

Well respected within the industry, Keith is an advocate of culture, diversity and inclusion within the workplace. His successes have been recognised with many awards and accolades .

“I am a strong believer in the mutual benefits that an inclusive approach can take with groups of people who bring a different dynamic to your typical employee. What is good for business can also be good for the soul.” 

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Craig Spratt - CEO, Spratt Financial Services

Craig Spratt - CEO, Spratt Financial Services

 

CRAIG SPRATT

After a successful leadership role in the early and formative years of commercial information technology in New Zealand, Craig turned his natural entrepreneurial skills and vision towards the financial services sector where advice for new and existing business owners was lacking.

Craig now leads the Spratt Financial Group where his team of 30 provide a wide range of technical and advisory services to clients, predominantly those in business and those in the throes of starting or changing the shape and direction of their businesses.

By having access to detailed information about the type and nature of threats and hazards that each business, business owner and their estates face in the daily course of business, Craig and his team have been able to work collaborate with the business owner and the many other advisers and stakeholder involved. The organisation has ensured that in most cases, most of the potential losses faced were anticipated and planned for and adequate funding was in the hands of the right people to ensure continuity, where possible and the elimination of financial loss in the other cases.

Craig is a strong believer in the strength and success of wide networking and in most cases can recommend other expert advisers in many other fields that a client can turn to for complementary advice. He is involved in a leadership role in a number of active and successful businesses of varying size. His obvious enthusiasm for life and business and people round out a well informed and disciplined approach to his business of looking after people and their businesses, from the setting up phase through to the successful sale of that business.

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Geoffrey Laurence - CEO, Pernik Capital Ltd

Geoffrey Laurence - CEO, Pernik Capital Ltd

 

GEOFFREY LAURENCE

Since 2004 Geoff has been active as a trustee and mentor with serving and ex-military personnel through military related  charitable and family trusts. He has had a  very strong involvement in assisting military personnel with their career development including helping when they transition beyond the NZ forces.

In 1993 he established the investment company Pernik Capital Ltd which invests in private and public companies in NZ and offshore.

He is chairman of the tourism  business The Fox Glacier Guiding Company and is a director of the Adventure Group which operates in Queenstown.

He is  a  past board member  and chairman of the NZ Hockey Federation and he  was a co-opted board member of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. He was conferred as an Honorary Fellow of the RACP in 2015 for outstanding services  to the governance and financial leadership of the College during the period  2008 to 2015.

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