MEET THE TEAM

Take a closer look at Scotwork’s people. Each of us has years of real-world negotiation under our belts. We come from all walks of life and all shades of business. We enjoy the rough and tumble of deal-making and helping others become high-achieving negotiators.

Mark Simpson

Managing Director Scotwork NZ

I've worked with Scotwork overseas and here in New Zealand for well over 25 years assisting clients achieve outstanding results in major commercial and industrial relations negotiations.

I pride myself on combining a strong commercial background with an ability to tune into and understand organisational, individual and cultural issues to support clients in developing objectives, effective strategy and managing the negotiating process to achieve satisfying win win outcomes at both organisational and individual levels.

I'm told one of my main strengths is my flexible consultancy style which enables me to work comfortably with staff at all levels within client organisations. I act as a consultant and advisor to a number of organisations, assisting them prepare for, conduct and review performance in large commercial and industrial relations negotiations.

I have tutored on the Henley M.B.A. programme teaching both corporate and human resource strategy. I have a Management M.B.A. from City University Business School in London. I'm a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (UK) and a Member of the Institute of Directors (NZ).

Outside of work I enjoy fishing and clay target shooting. I am passionate about and actively involved in a number of animal welfare organisations and I'm currently the National Chair of Project Jonah NZ the marine mammal welfare and whale rescue organisation.

Lee Hamilton

Principal Consultant

I have over 25 years experience in the IT industry, leading client facing consulting teams working with large commercial and government organisations in both New Zealand and the UK.

My background includes client services and delivery management, business, project and software development management, development and business analysis.

I am accredited as a Project Management Professional (PMP®), ScrumMaster® and PRINCE2 Practitioner.

I like to understand differing perspectives and use this to help facilitate win-win outcomes. I enjoy dealing with people at all levels in organisation, coaching and developing both individuals and teams.

Having attended Scotwork training, I applied what I'd learned and experienced first hand the significant impact it had on getting commercial deals done, improving the delivery of projects within tight timelines and ultimately both the bottom line and relationships.

Outside of work I still play competitive soccer, (a testament to tenacity at his age -Ed) I am a dedicated Arsenal supporter. Thankfully this wasn't held against me when I sought to join Scotwork.

Roger O'Brien

Principal Consultant

I've worked with Scotwork in both New Zealand and Australia since 2002. Prior to this I spent 28 years in the international oil industry in the UK, Holland, New Zealand, and Australia both on and offshore. 2 years direct experience in the electricity transmission industry in New Zealand and 5 Years independent consulting in energy and other industries, including practical contract management, tendering, contract negotiations, outsourcing, partnering, progress measurement and documentation/information systems. I have acted as an advisor to the World Bank and the government of East Timor on a number of fuel and energy development projects.

In 2008 I completed a role as Interim CEO and Chief Operating Officer for the CCT Motorway in Sydney Australia, a A$1 billion transport utility in receivership. Supporting the previous CEO and working with the receivers, I was responsible for post handover contractual completion, restructuring and rebuilding the organisation and day-to-day management, integration of IT, Tolling, Asset Management and O&M contracts.

I was also the Chief Executive Officer for Norwest Energy NL, a small scale global oil and gas exploration and production company based in Perth, Western Australia.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my dogs and grandchildren.

Craig Dryden

Principal Consultant

I have close on 30 years of experience working for large FMCG food and beverage companies, both domestically and internationally.

My background includes Sales Management, Business Development, Development of new international markets, Account management, distribution and Marketing.

I have extensive experience with the Grocery trade in New Zealand, working with both Foodstuffs and Woolworths NZ.

I was responsible for brokering new ground for Fonterra in the USA, by establishing their distribution channel for specialty cheese.

Outside work I enjoy fishing for trout, referee rugby and also volunteer for Scouts NZ.

Nicki Steers

Marketing and Communications

Nicki joined Scotwork following a long career specialising in Consumer Research, most of which has been spent in the Media Industry.

Working in the areas of Commercial Sales, Consumer Marketing, Trade (B2B) Marketing and Communications (external and internal), Nicki was responsible for ensuring accuracy, attention to detail, and most importantly, truthful statements and content for the audience it was targeted at.

Bringing to Scotwork an understanding of media and how consumers engage with it, Nicki is utilising that experience to ensure that benefits, learnings and key messages from Scotwork reach all our audiences, wherever they are.

Originally from Wellington, Nicki has lived most of her life in Auckland, enjoying all the city has to offer from the Art Galleries to the beaches.

nicki@scotwork.co.nz

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