November 1, 2018


Nic Barkley

Nic grew up in Nelson in the top of the South before moving to Wellington to study at Victoria University of Wellington. He currently works at the State Services Commission as the Principal Change Advisor for the Public Service Change programme.

Outside of work, Nic gets out and about around Wellington—most notably with golf club in hand trying to improve his drive.

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Esme Taylor
Vice President

Hailing from the United Kingdom, Esme has made Wellington, New Zealand home. Esme is the Promotions Manager at Te Papa Tongarewa - Museum of New Zealand.

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Ben Ruback

Ben is currently a solicitor at Rainey Collins working in the litigation team. He is originally from the Wairarapa and moved to Wellington to study law and arts at Victoria University of Wellington.

Ben is an avid swimmer who enjoys sharing his knowledge and experiences with others as a coach at a competitive swim club, learn to swim club, and surf lifesaving club. He has represented New Zealand in open water swimming at several international competitions.

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Robyn Simpson

Robyn is originally from Hawke's Bay before moving to Palmerston North to study Accounting and Mathematics at Massey University. Finally settling down in Wellington, Robyn works as a Financial Planning and Reporting Accountant at the NZ Transport Agency.

Outside of work Robyn enjoys reading, the gym and Sunday brunches at one of the many great food options Wellington has to offer.

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David Quinn

Originally born in London, David moved to NZ as a youngster and has enjoyed various roles helping clients with their home finance needs.  David works at Stephanie Murray Mortgages as a Registered Financial Advisor.

An avid sportsman in all seasons, David is a keen participant in various club level codes in his community.  He's passionate about helping local community causes, and trains hard for the annual Rimutaka Trail Run for the Mental Health Association. 



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Jemma Saywell

With an interest in personal and professional development, Jemma is a recruitment specialist with a Master of Educational Psychology from Victoria University of Wellington.

Jemma is currently the Graduate Programme Advisor at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

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Courtney Stevens

Migrating north from the Deep South (Dunedin), Courtney has long been involved in supporting not-for-profits, specifically as a dedicated volunteer for the Haemophilia Foundation of New Zealand.

Courtney works as a Contract Administrator at the Ministry of Education.

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Claire Fairhead
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Sophie Dalmuir
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