Meet our team

Current Executive :

Daria Williamson - President

Daria Williamson - President

Helps individuals and teams to get unstuck and become unstoppable. Science-backed tools and strategies to help you discover your strengths, seize your opportunities and unleash your potential.

I understand the struggle and juggle that comes with leadership and management roles – I’ve experienced it for myself.

I was constantly striving to be a better leader, but I got stuck focusing on my weaknesses. And I burned myself out, every single time.

Then I learned to work smarter by focusing on my strengths. Instead of trying to have all the great ideas, I used my listening strength to draw out the ideas of those around me, and unlocked greater energy, engagement and achievement for myself and others.

Because I’ve seen for myself the difference that this shift can make,  I now want to share it with you.

Strengths Deck Creator and Master Facilitator

dariawilliamson.com

021 994 662

Wendy Liew - Vice President

Wendy Liew - Vice President

Wendy has both overseas and local working experience in New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore and Australia. Her working career spans multiple industries specialising in industrial products, food & beverage manufacturing, supply chain distribution, and workwear uniforms; companies including Intel Corporation, Ingram Micro, Lion-Nathan, YEO’s food, and Wesfarmers Group.

With her technical and business background, she has held positions across quality control, engineering, sourcing, project, procurement and category management, and thus has a solid understanding of the various key elements of a business, its complexities, and opportunities.

Wendy is multilingual fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

Qualifications: Postgraduate Diploma in Business, Bachelor Degree in Engineering

Whether you are thinking of buying or selling a business, contact Wendy today for a no obligation consultation and leverage the wealth of knowledge and experience she brings to ABC Business Sales.

www.abcbusiness.co.nz | 021 212 9534

Divya Pahwa - Treasurer

Divya Pahwa - Treasurer

Senior Manager from BDO, Business Advisory Services

I have more than 12 years of experience working in accounting and as a tax specialist. I am extremely passionate about mentoring and coaching small businesses and being part of their strategic, business & tax planning including governance and business structuring.

As a business advisor I provide business consultancy services to a wide range of small and medium sized businesses throughout New Zealand. This advice includes financial management, strategic planning, business and tax planning, management reporting and structuring business. I work with a highly engaged team providing accounting compliance and taxation services to business operating in a wide range of sectors including construction, importing/exporting, professional services, tourism, manufacturing, processing, media and retailing.

I work collaboratively to provide clients with practical business solutions to allow them to be successful in their respective businesses which include identifying short-term solutions and developing long-term strategies.

Liz Moore - Administration

Liz Moore - Admin

Liz is a self employed accounts administrator and has been for the last 30 years.

Her clients are varied as is the tasks she undertakes for them. She enjoys the interaction with all her employers and having to adapt to different circumstances depending on the nature of the business.

They include a Clothing Manufacturer and Retailer, a Medical Centre, Media Placement Agency and Publisher of an Art Magazine.

Having a variety of clients is what always makes her role interesting and enjoyable.

Liz is most certainly an animal lover currently sharing her abode with a 12 year old cat and very overactive 6 year old English Springer Spaniel called Chester who demands several walks a day.

She enjoys her role as administrator for The Auckland Executive Club where her variety of skills are used.

 

Feedback from Dinner Meeting with Murray Thom:

"Thank you for hosting us all on Tuesday, it really was a great evening. Hats off to the Committee, I’ve been to a few evenings now, and every time the speakers are fantastic... You are all doing great work with the people you wrangle in for us. See you all next month!"
Yvette Jay, yvette jay interior design

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Feedback from Dinner Meeting with Cat Caluccio:

"I must say that was the BEST AEC dinner.  ... Cat delivered a very interesting presentation. Looking forward to next month’s dinner already."
Jane Macaulay, Life Member

Committee :

Terri Gasparich

Terri Gasparich

Terri helps business owners who are looking to build a brand that takes their business to the next level. To help them achieve this, she offers a comprehensive suite of graphic design services as well as proven expertise in web design and build.

Terri works with a wide range of clients – from professional services companies to product manufacturers. Equips them with the marketing assets they need to market their business offline and online from print to web to EDMs and e-books. Over the years she has assembled a team of partners with expertise in everything from copywriting to print to social media.

Her depth of experience spans agencies, art studios, magazine publishing and clients across many industries. From that has come a wealth of knowledge across both design and marketing, which she brings to every client she works with, being honest with them about what they need and fully guiding them through the process of developing their marketing collateral.

TG Design - Helping businesses market themselves for more business.

www.tgdesign.co.nz | 021 212 1306

Eileen Bisley

Eileen Bisley

Eileen is the Managing Director of Clinical Trials New Zealand Ltd. She has over 25 years of experience across the phases of drug development from a clinical trials perspective, clinical trials co-ordination plus Ethics review experience. Eileen has worked in both the public and private health sectors. Her experience also includes expertise in managing industry sponsored trials.

In 2017, Eileen was the convener and member of the executive committee of the NZ Association of Clinical Research (NZACRes). 2017-2019 ongoing Member Executive Committee for NZACRes.

www.clinicaltrialsnz.com

Nicole Coyne

Nicole Coyne

My name is Nicole Coyne and I am a certified professional coach as well as a certified trainer, coach mentor and facilitator for the Diploma of Professional Coaching for the Southern Institute of Technology.

A strong passion and focus for me is on business, management and leadership coaching, as well as improving communication through behavioural change within organisations as a whole.

Based in Auckland, I work with small, medium and large businesses and organisations to provide a range of coaching options from independent professional, executive management and group coaching workshops through to personal coaching.  My coaching practice is also aligned to the ethics and ethos of the ICF, the International Coach Federation.

I have worked at the strategic management level for nearly 10 years and have been in the franchise and people coaching business for over 17 years. Consistently, my work has been orientated around training, people development, coaching and all areas of human resources. Through all of these disciplines I work very closely with people – individually and in groups – developing their ability to either grow within their careers or their business as well as assisting with interpersonal skills development.

Extremely passionate about business and personal coaching, I also carry out programme development and group facilitation work. I specialise in customising programme content to assist in reinforcing your company goals and values, or you can select existing “off the shelf” programmes from Tikumu Consulting.

To set up a coaching discovery session with Nicole please contact her on nicole@tikumu.co.nz For additional information please visit her website www.tikumu.co.nz

Jo Dalgety

Jo Dalgety

Jo has a boutique web design company that has been in business since 1998 and has remained true to its objective - meeting the internet needs of small-to-medium businesses, without losing the personal touch.

  • Really friendly! Clients become friends.
  • I respond quickly. You’ll get a reply within 24 hours.
  • In a hurry? Working fast is the default setting but rush options are available. Just ask!

Jo fronts the design and development process and manages it so clients have one ‘go-to’ person from initial consultation to go-live.

After studying Training and Human Resources at the University of Auckland, Jo launched her career in design, and has been involved in the IT industry since 1992.

Jo is also an artist and, if not at her desk, can be found in her studio.

www.webtrix.co.nz | 021 4387 932

Charlotte Kofoed

Charlotte Kofoed

Charlotte and Hamish are knowledgeable experts who achieve outstanding results in every market.

Combining in-depth knowledge and professional savvy, they leave nothing to chance. Clients know they can rely on them to get the job done with the utmost efficacy. More than just a marketing team, they mean serious business.

When things are buoyant, any reasonable agent can attract buyers. But for great outcomes in more challenging times, it’s important to choose an experienced team adept at engaging all potential buyers. Results show, that’s where Charlotte and Hamish truly reveal their advantage.

An individual approach to each listing assures a high degree of flexibility so they achieve the best result every time.

www.ckre.co.nz | 021 241 9394

Vicki Beaumont

Vicki utilised her creative eye when she began selling giftware for a number of Australian wholesale agencies in 2003.  This experience helped Vicki and her husband begin Beau Accessories in 2005.  The business originally focused on jewellery and accessories. Recently it has expanded successfully into wholesale fashion clothing; selling to boutique retailers throughout New Zealand. 

What makes Beau stand out is their extensive product range, and consistent attention to personal service. Vicki understands that in retail business it is just as important to strengthen the success of her clients as well as her own; by building positive customer relationships and working together to find the right products for their shops.

Previous to starting her business, Vicki and her husband worked for a Christian Service organisation for twenty-four years. Seven of those years were spent in Africa.

www.beauaccessories.co.nz