Our Local Team

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Justine Fry

Head of Commercial

Justine joined Converga in Melbourne in 2009 and since this time has been delivering excellence in customer experiences throughout the Victorian Portfolio of strategic customers for Converga. More recently Justine has transitioned into the New Zealand business and specialises within the Government, Banking/Finance and Insurance sectors. Justine has over nine years experience within the Sales Relationship Management and Business Development fields. Justine has the ability to positively adapt to change, and to quickly understand and apply new knowledge or concepts, she is highly skilled in planning, analysis, problem solving and the designing of cost effective solutions. Justine prides herself on her dedication to her customer’s requirements.

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Stephanie Kempt

Head of Client Services

Stephanie recently joined Converga as Head of Client Services (NZ) and brings with her a wealth of knowledge in client management and recruitment. With previous experience in Business and Operations Management, Stephanie boasts broad HR Generalist knowledge and experience, coupled with business acumen, team development and account and relationship management skills.

Stephanie has successfully provided business partnership solutions for a number of Commercial, Government and Industrial organisations within the Wellington and Greater Wellington area. She specialises in sales and account management, leadership, project management , tailored service delivery models and business acumen, making her a great asset to the Converga management team.

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Adam Taylor

Head of Solutions

Adam has over 10 years’ experience in delivering world class digital solutions to the New Zealand & Australian markets. Adam has extensive experience in re-engineering processes applying technology to improve efficiency and increase visibility for both our business and our customers. Adam has held positions within operational management, Solution Design and IT. One of Adam’s core beliefs is to challenge the way we operate as a team to look at ways to improve the efficiency of how systems, people and processes work to ensure our customers have a world class service at all times. Outside of work you will find Adam spending time with his family and out fishing.

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Jo Korent

Head of Digital Services

Jo has been with NZ Post since 2005 joining the team as Business Analyst for Accounts Payable online services. She has specialised in Converga digital and online services providing business consulting and specialist services. Jo has specific expertise accounting and financial systems and has working in the IT industry for over 25 years. More recently Jo has taken up roles in Team Management and Change Management focusing on the delivery and support of IT applications. She is passionate about technology as an enabler and the changing communication habits of the new generation. From a management perspective her interest lies in achieving success through the alignment of company culture, values, and behaviours.

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Wendy Marsland

Financial Controller, New Zealand

Wendy, a qualified Chartered Certified Accountant from the UK, joined Converga in July 2014 following the acquisition of the Speedscan Group with whom she had previously been employed for over 3 years. Wendy brings with her a wealth of experience gained from senior financial management positions in a variety of different industries, including manufacturing, FMCG and more recently as the Group FC for a leading UK insurance broker, where she worked for 9 years before relocating from the UK to New Zealand towards the end of 2010. Wendy thrives on adding value through working with the business advising on performance improvement, business development and the improvement of timely MIS. Outside of work, Wendy focusses on her family and spends much of her time at her local swimming club, dance schools and the local Surf Lifesaving club where her children are active members.

Craig Plested

People & Culture Manager, New Zealand

Craig has had over 15 years experience in Human Resources working in a range of different industries. Craig has had extensive experience in start-up roles which has taken him to China, where he worked for six years. His recent experience has been on the Rugby World Cup 2011, New Zealand Post, before he joined the Converga Group in 2015. Craig is passionate about delivering first class solutions within a fast paced and dynamic environment utilising strong commercial acumen, an ability to challenge the
status-quo and a personal drive to influence change and formulate creative solutions.

In his spare time Craig likes to keeps active with his sports (tennis, golf, rugby), travelling and spending time with his family.

Wayne Everett

Infrastructure Manager

Wayne has more than 20 years’ experience in managing technology, service and partnerships in both public and private sector organisations. He is responsible for delivering the technology and systems Converga needs to achieve its business objectives and deliver world-class customer experience. Wayne is committed to delivering infrastructure that is stable, scalable and follow best practice methodologies.

Outside of work Wayne enjoys spending time with his young family and playing sport (cricket).