Graham Gill

General Manager, Evaluation and Intelligence, Serious Fraud Office

Graham is the General Manager of the Serious Fraud Office’s Evaluation and Intelligence team, which is responsible for evaluating all complaints and referrals and determining whether a matter should be fully investigated. He has held this position since March 2012 and has recently taken responsibility for the Business Services at the SFO – leading the Finance, Communications, ICT and HR teams. 

Before joining the SFO Graham worked for the Commerce Commission where he was a Manager in the Competition Branch. Prior to that, Graham was a Detective Sergeant at the New Zealand Police in both Wellington and Auckland. He has also spent time working across Asia as a human resources manager for a Sydney-based technology company. Graham has a Bachelor of Business Studies from Massey University and a post graduate qualification from the University of Auckland. 

Carole French

New Zealand Account Executive, Frontstream

With 25 years’ experience as a professional fundraiser, Carole is an independent fundraising consultant and New Zealand Account Executive for digital fundraising providers, Frontstream. Carole specialises in fundraising strategy and structure for small to medium charities. She works remotely with virtual teams in New Zealand, Australia and Washington DC.

Carole French, B.Soc.Sc; Grad Cert NFPM; MFINZ; Member Rogare: The Fundraising Think Tank, Plymouth University.

Vincent Naidu

Barrister & Solicitor, Vinci Law

Vincent Naidu was a Commercial Partner in two well known Auckland law firms – a long established medium-sized CBD firm and a city-fringe boutique commercial & corporate firm. He now spends much of his time advising boards, negotiating and drafting contracts and assisting corporate clients in transactional, compliance, and other legal matters.

A large part of Vincent’s work involves advising not-for-profit organisations and Boards - including health and community trusts, charities, clubs, associations and societies, and religious institutions, many of which operate successful business ventures generating millions of dollars in revenue each year. He actively advises on strategic governance matters, and continues to work with a number of charities that are based internationally.

In the area of corporate governance, Vincent’s work involves advice on implementing and maintaining good governance processes, liability issues, effective decision-making, and membership issues.

Terry Williams

People Engagement Expert

Terry is an author, motivational speaker, and expert on engaging people. A trainer and facilitator for over 25 years, he is also a columnist in ‘Employment Today’ magazine.

His book ‘The Brain-Based Boss’ takes psychological research and breaks it down, to make it interesting and useful for people wanting to improve their performance and engage the people they work with. In his latest book on motivating people ‘Getting Better Buy-In’ Terry presents practical things a frontline leader can do to make a difference. 

Performing in several NZ International Comedy Festivals, as well as the US, Australia and Asia, Terry is also a professional stand-up comedian. 

John McGill

Chief Executive Officer, Strategic Pay

With over 30 years’ experience as an experienced consultant in all aspects of remuneration and its application, John leads the Strategic Pay team. Specialising in areas of senior executive and board remuneration he works across both New Zealand and the South Pacific regions. His consulting expertise includes specialised job evaluation, performance management, incentive pay design, organisation analysis, and all aspects of pay.

Prior to joining Strategic Pay John was the Remuneration Consulting Manager for PriceWaterhouseCoopers and, (when it was sold to) IBM. He transferred with his team across to Strategic Pay in 2004. In March 2010, after three years as Chairman of the company he was appointed Chief Executive.

John is also on the Board of Tennis Auckland and is Chair of their Employment (Remuneration) Committee.         

Clare Toufexis

Manager of Customer Design & Uptake, Dept of Internal Affairs

Clare is the Manager of Customer Design & Uptake at the Department of Internal Affairs and has been leading the cross-agency Life Event work.  

Clare led the design and development of SmartStart, New Zealand’s first integrated digital service based on the birth of a child.  She then led a cross-agency team to deliver the next life event product - Te Hokinga ã Wairua End of Life Service, which supports New Zealanders to both plan for, and manage bereavement.  Her approach has been to deliver these new integrated services across government and NGO’s in an agile, innovative and collaborative way, and has shared  much of what is learned both in New Zealand and internationally.  

Most of Clare’s working career has been in the public sector in leadership roles, in the areas of social housing, weathertight homes and dispute resolution.

Darryl Carpenter

Manager Integrated Services & Service Innovation Work Programme, Dept of Internal Affairs

Having spent much of his early career as a professional outdoor instructor and guide, Darryl applied the many lessons he learnt to providing strategic business advice in leadership, strategy and transformational change to the private sector, government and community organisations.

Eventually becoming the CEO of the NZ Mountain Safety Council, Darryl led that national organisation on a seven year transformation journey delivering outdoor safety programmes and services (many on behalf of government) that continue today.

Darryl now leads the NZ Service Innovation Work Programme at the Department of Internal Affairs transforming citizen interaction with government. While positive progress is being made, the challenges of integrating and automating services based around citizen life events has only just begun – and so the next adventure begins.          

Clyde Young

Managing Director Business Advisory, William Buck

Clyde works to a “no surprises” mantra. He prides himself on being friendly and understanding, facilitating open communication between clients and his team at William Buck. To achieve ultimate transparency, Clyde encourages people to walk in their clients’ shoes to see possible solutions through their eyes.

Clyde is a former Chairman for the Pasifika Education Centre, as well as currently being on the board of ADIO and Sir John Walker’s Find Your Field of Dreams Foundation.

Boasting significant experience and knowledge in management advice, Clyde works closely with clients providing advice on business strategy, administration, accounting and strategic issues. His expertise has facilitated growth and stability of his clients’ businesses through the development of long term strategic plans and realistic goals.

Courtney West

Manager, Business Advisory, William Buck

With seven years accounting experience under her belt, Courtney enjoys helping her clients succeed. In that time she has helped countless clients master the intricacies of Xero. Her in depth knowledge of Xero and key add-ons helps her guide clients to strengthen their processes and procedures.

Clients love Courtney’s patient and helpful nature.

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