Our Senior Leaders


Garry Fissenden

As CEO of Skills Consulting Group, Garry leads the team that’s building NZ’s workforce capability through organisational development, education consulting, training solutions and health & wellbeing support. He is a highly qualified business leader with experience in vocational education, financial services and information communications technology, and has led businesses in NZ, Australia and the Pacific Islands.

When he’s not leading the team, Garry can be found in his garage doing a full restore of a 1972 Ford Capri. His welding skills have risen from really awful to just awful – but apparently bog covers pretty much everything.

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Alexandra Vranyac-Wheeler

General Manager TITO

Andrew Smith

General Manager softed

Bridget Dennis

Senior Vice President Global Markets

Gwyn Thomas

General Manager Consulting

Helen Carter

General Manager of Marketing & Business Development

Jane Kennelly

General Manager of Wellbeing

Lance Riesterer

General Manager of Training & SME

Nicky Jones

General Manager of Strategy and People

Scott Bitchener

Chief Financial Officer

Cultural Advisors

Manu Palelei

Strategic Business & Performance Manager | Chief Pacific Advisor

Mita Tupaea

Advisor – Te Ao Māori

Nancy Purvis

Advisor – Te Ao Māori