ATNZ

ATNZ gets people into careers they love by matching them with a company looking to train an apprentice

Christopher McIntosh

Christopher McIntosh

Head of Talent and Customer Experience

021 567 738

Kylie Mason

Kylie Mason

Health and Safety Manager

027 431 5877

Henriette Drake

Henriette Drake

Business Support Specialist

Linda Lopez

Linda Lopez

Accounts Assistant

Saunders Mitchell

Saunders Mitchell

Recruitment Officer

09 539 9852

Janis Sotelo

Janis Sotelo

Recruitment Officer

09 539 9800

Patrick West

Patrick West

HR Advisor

022 015 4033

James Lawrence

James Lawrence

Onboarding and Apprentice Support

027 838 9152

Roselin Chand

Roselin Chand

Payroll Advisor

022 010 8817

Ben Julian

Ben Julian

Regional Lead, Lower North

027 845 3160

Dave Bennett

Dave Bennett

Regional Lead, Southern

027 454 1289

Nick Williams

Nick Williams

Account Manager, Auckland

027 350 8118

Adrian Gozdz

Adrian Gozdz

Account Manager, Waikato

027 484 0105

Alan Bates

Alan Bates

Account Manager, Auckland

022 0155 671

Jo Brierley

Jo Brierley

Account Manager, Bay of Plenty

027 438 8195

Simon Tuisaula

Simon Tuisaula

Account Manager, Waikato

021 232 1368

ATNZ Trustees

Mike Lehan


Mike has recently started in the role of Contracts Manager for a local Tauranga-based construction company Bishop Building Ltd. Providing commercial overview and project management, he is also playing a strategic part in the company’s growth. Prior to this, he was the General Manager of Page Macrae Engineering, also based in Tauranga, his tenure there spanning 20 years. He has over 30 years’ experience in engineering and construction holds an engineering trade qualification as well a certificate in mechanical engineering (NZCE).

John Blakey


Currently a professional director and executive coach, John is the former CEO of industry training organisation  Competenz, with more than 20 years’ experience in vocational education and training.

He has played a pivotal role in the evolution of industry training in New Zealand during his career. Before joining Competenz, he was the CEO of FITEC, the forestry industry training organisation, for nine years. Other roles include Tertiary Education Commissioner and Board Member, and past Chair of the Industry Training Federation.

fiona kingsford


Fiona is the Acting CEO of Te Pūkenga Work-based Learning (WBL) Subsidiary. She was formerly the CEO of industry training organisation Competenz, a role she held for six years. Fiona holds an advanced diploma in Human Resources and an Executive MBA from the University of Auckland. Before joining Competenz in 2009, Fiona worked in the media, food manufacturing, emergency services and hospitality sectors.

 
Karen is a seasoned business leader with over two decades of experience in executive and senior management positions. Her goal-orientated approach and hands-on expertise have enabled her to build three successful businesses across Australia and New Zealand, transform a number of businesses into commercial successes and hold a number of executive positions in the tech and education sectors.

She holds an MBA, is Syndicate Chair of the CEO Institute, holds positions on the boards of three NZ companies and was part of the 3P Learning leadership team during one of the biggest tech IPOs in Australia.