Our Team

Youssef Mourra

Principal P3M Consultant
+64 (0)21 423 620
[email protected]

Youssef is a top of the line P3M (Portfolio, Programme and Project Management) Practitioner, Consultant, Trainer and Presenter who has developed approaches on how to control projects, programme, portfolios in organisations to help them achieve their strategic goals and aims.

He has delivered hundreds of training courses around the world on a wide variety of topics from keystroke training courses through to building capability in project and programme management through to managing priorities, presentation skills and negotiation skills. He delivers sessions to all groups within an organisation from the operational staff level through to the Board level. He works in all sectors and has trained in over 12 countries. He particularly enjoys converting complex materials or systems and turning them into accessible learning experiences.

He has developed a great reputation for training and presenting material in a manner that many people find engaging and occasionally entertaining.

Duncan Campbell

Principal PPM Consultant
+64 (0)21 190 9860
[email protected]

Duncan is a qualified Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist in Project Management, with 14 years global experience in implementing Microsoft Project Server and Microsoft Project Online. Duncan worked for one of the world’s largest Project Management specialists, in both the United Kingdom and Australia and for the largest Project Server implementation company in Australasia. He has gained extensive experience international and NZ experience in the Automotive, Finance, Pharmaceutical, Utilities, Primary, Construction, Government and Telecommunications industries.Since returning to NZ he has worked on one of the largest Project Server implementations in NZ, and built the development environment for one of New Zealand’s leading telecommunications companies. He is the Principal PPM Consultant at Nonsuch PPM and ensures that in collaboration with the client, we deliver the optimal solution in a pragmatic and efficient manner.

Paul Sutton

Principal Training Consultant
+64 (0)29 971 5128
[email protected]

Paul’s focus is on helping people and organisations develop effective business cases, run effective projects, programmes and portfolios, make the changes and realise the benefits at the end. To do this Paul works with a wide range of people and organisations with training, coaching, consulting and hands-on delivery. Paul combines an in-depth process knowledge with 30 years of pragmatic hands-on experience in all of these areas.

​Paul has a broad picture focus combined with strong analytical thinking. He is an excellent communicator and a dynamic and engaging presenter. As a result, he is able to give practical application to a huge range of questions and scenarios.

Vaas Conradie

Principal Consultant

Vaas is passionate about change. He provides leadership and 3P management of change initiatives. He takes pride in identifying and managing the critical unique aspects required to ensure project success. With over 20 years of experience up to executive level across education, manufacturing, and technology, Vaas has developed a deep and broad skill set required to manage most change initiatives, including: project management, programme management, portfolio management, change management, PMO creation and management, and PPM methodology and practice.

Trish Cleland

Principal Consultant

Trish has a long and strong background in project management in the IT banking, health and energy sectors. She has most recently worked in a senior role in a PMO and amongst other things led agile product development to deliver rapid improvement to key applications. Trish uses informed risk management and a transparent approach to inform her decision making thereby allowing her clients to move forward in an assured and successful way. Trish also has extensive experience in performing project audits, project rescues and knows how to manage diverse stakeholders. She has an eye for detail and yet can balance that out with big picture thinking as the situation requires.

Sarah Gill

Principal Consultant

Sarah is a respected projects professional with a range of experience within the areas of Portfolio, Programme and Project Management, customer service, organisational maturity and business improvement.

Sarah’s communication, analytical and leadership skills, support her ability to adapt to new environments, lead teams through complexities and deliver on business strategies.

Sarah’s skills have been proven roles spanning multiple sectors including, utilities, management consultancy,  agriculture, software and local Government. Sarah is passionate about lifting individual and organisational capability and supporting leaders to mature their teams and operating practices. Sarah places emphasis on transparency, quality, risk management and stakeholder engagement to ensure success.

Jenine Ritchie

Principal Consultant - Technical

Jenine has extensive experience in portfolio and project management alongside business analysis and IT Management. She comes with a proven track record within a wide range of national and international market sector organisations and local government. Jenine is results oriented with the ability to identify problems and potential solutions quickly.

Heather Stallmach

Principal Consultant

Heather is an experienced consultant with a strong P3M (project, programme and portfolio management), continuous improvement, training and coaching background. She has worked across multiple sectors including finance, local government, iwi organisations, health, science and agriculture. She has a background in business improvement (Six Sigma & Lean) but has more recently been focused in the P3M space, helping clients implement and embed frameworks and methodologies. She has used her extensive training development and delivery skills to help these clients train staff on the new and improved processes and systems. Heather has a flair for continuous improvement and is always looking for ways to improve business processes, services & communication with clients to achieve better outcomes. Her attention to detail and organisational skills ensure her teams and customers know what needs to happen and when, and her calm and unflappable nature means that if things do go wrong, they are fixed with the minimum of fuss.

Bex Nicholls

Senior Consultant

Bex Nicholls is a Senior Consultant and Practitioner with 15 years’ experience and leadership in the application of Portfolio, Programme and Project Management.

A recent and proven focus area is the mobilising of portfolio management and the strategic governance and planning that supports it. She believes that long term portfolio management success comes from establishing high performance work teams and aligning it with executive team commitment

Bex has delivered to some of New Zealand’s largest risk and change projects and has also reshaped and reenergised PMO. Experience has proven to Bex that an effective and efficient PMO adds value to an organisation through well designed, sustainable, and flexible governance and delivery frameworks.

Bex takes accountability and integrity seriously which means her planning and output is of high quality and is transparent to all key stakeholders

Paul Keesing

Senior Consultant

Paul (PK) is a capable executive level leader, whose focus for the last 25+ years has been people change and business transformation. Operating within iconic New Zealand and Australian organisations to effect positive change.

He has had considerable experience in; Strategy development & delivery, project & programme management, digital programme delivery, organisation design, M&A, governance & portfolio leadership, PMO development & operations, customer & employee experience design, team establishment & leadership across large enterprises.

Driven by a strong sense of customer value creation & a strong bias for action. Bringing to life several strategies that were deemed significantly challenging & transformational by nature.

PK believes it’s a privilege to build & lead extraordinary teams. He delights in assisting organisations to develop or interpret strategy into action to drive business, customer, community & stakeholder value.

He has held project, programme & leadership roles across multiple sectors;
Aviation, Engineering, FMCG, Digital, Government (Local & Central), Law Enforcement, Justice, Utilities & Energy, Consulting, Banking & Insurance.

Deborah Donkin

Senior Consultant

Deborah is a senior consultant and practitioner with over 20 years of experience in project and portfolio management spread across both the public and private sector, and multiple industries from health-care to banking. Her years in project and portfolio management have allowed her to gain a wealth of experience from project delivery, project set up; benefits, risk, and change management; delivery of project and portfolio frameworks; and development of training materials and process documentation. With a forward focus on what’s coming next and an emphasis on engaging with stakeholders Deborah takes a pragmatic approach leading successful projects.

Philippa Salvesen

Senior Consultant

Philippa (Pip) is a highly experienced PMO professional and consultant with over 12 years’ experience in project, programme, and portfolio delivery. She has worked across an array of companies in New Zealand and the United Kingdom, in various sectors from Financial Services to Technology Services and Government. Philippa can adapt and align to the ways of working within a company to produce positive and impactful uplift of project, programme, and portfolio delivery. Philippa excels in effective communication and stakeholder management throughout all scenarios no matter the level of pressure applied. She prides herself on her ability to build strong relationships over a short time period to ensure the delivery of the right change at the right time. Philippa’s experience and willingness to take on challenges no matter how big or small enables her to deliver impactful change in an organisation.

Jacques du Toit

Senior Consultant

Jacques has more than 30 years’ project & program management, professional services consulting, leadership & management, experience with organizations in the Professional Services-, ICT-, the Public Sector-, Defence-, Financial Services-, Mobile Telecommunications-, and Transport- sectors. Jacques is a leader, and a good communicator with high E.Q. who believes in achieving results through the building high-performing teams. Jacques’s clients says that they value especially the fact that he builds enduring relationships with the people he works with, and he gets things done! Jacques holds a master’s degree – MBL (‘Master of Business Leadership’). He follows a successful personal strategy of continuously investing in the skills and capabilities of others, and his own.

Jacques volunteers his time assisting new immigrants to New Zealand to assimilate faster by building an affinity for their new adopted country. He loves ‘social cooking’, once in 1995 spend three minutes with Nelson Mandela, and can tell you about the time he had to sleep in a tree because a lion wanted to have him for dinner!

Lisa Blazey

Senior Consultant

Lisa is a project and programme manager with over 15 years’ experience in the environment and coastal engineering sectors. Her breadth of experience covers delivery of strategic business change, climate change adaptation, decarbonisation, coastal engineering, and urban design projects in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands.

She has strong leadership, communication, and negotiation skills which enable her to deliver complex organisational change programmes, strengthen project delivery processes, and enhance stakeholder engagement opportunities. She has effective working relationships across all levels of both public and private sector organisations. Lisa has applied and adapted project management methodologies to work with international development banks, national and local government departments, scientific research organisations, specialist technical and legal advisors, consultants, and construction contractors. She is a qualified PRINCE2 practitioner and is working towards becoming a chartered project professional.

Kirsty Bennett


Kirsty runs projects for Nonsuch Consulting Services to ensure Nonsuch Consulting Services remains ‘ship shape’. Kirsty takes the lead on all our internal continuous improvements to our systems, processes, approaches and ensures that all our team has the best possible tools and support they need to be successful.
Kirsty project manages all of Nonsuch Consulting Services’ events and gets support from the whole team to ensure they are successful.

Emma Dewhirst


Emma is an internationally experienced projects professional with a range of experience in project management, business agility & transformation, workflow management, customer experience & ecommerce.

Emma’s communication, leadership and problem solving skills support her to deliver teams through complex and adaptive projects.

Emma’s skills have been proven in several industries including utilities, banking, medical, ecommerce, marketing and local government. She thrives in a high performance environment and is passionate about business driven use of technology.

Amber McKinnon


Amber is an experienced coordinator who has years of experience working on projects and programmes delivering a wide variety of outputs and outcomes. Amber has for the past year focused her efforts on honing these coordinator skills and is looking to develop her project management experience. Watch her carefully, she’ll be a qualified project manager before too long!

Melanie Macqueen


Melanie has an experienced coordinator background working in both Central and Local Government and Financial Services. She has also worked in ECE for 10 years.

Her organisational skills and attention to detail help to assist on projects and programmes to deliver a wide variety of outputs and outcomes.

Jessica Nickelsen

Senior Consultant - Tester

With 24 years in the industry, Jess has worked in a range of roles (including development, testing, service management and security). She has experience with the entire SDLC, and has worked with a wide range of clients and sectors during this time.

Jess has been a software tester for the last 16 years, and is ISTQB certified. Her range of technical experience means Jess is good at analysing systems and requirements, and articulating these in a clear style. She is keen on specification in requirements, usability and accessibility.

Rye Inglis

Junior Technical Consultant

Rye has just begun her journey in project management but that will not hold her back from anything. With her degree and background in film, Rye uses her excellent directing skills in project management to create paths of clear communication and beautifully thought-out ideas. Rye’s ability to work in and lead teams is unreserved, she knows what she wants and how to get it. Not only is she confident in herself and her propositions but she is also open-minded and well disposed.


Gemma Paton

Head of Operations

Gemma is an experience administrator and has worked across multiple sectors including education, agriculture, viticulture and the oil and gas. Her office knowledge is forever growing and her attention to detail and organisation sees her eager to build new client relationships and help out wherever she is needed. Gemma is looking to expand her Project Administration skills, watch this space she’ll be a Project Consultant in no time!

Rachel Ireland

Head of Resourcing

Rachel has extensive recruiting experience across multiple sectors in Australia, the UK, and her native New Zealand. Her work history includes developing resourcing strategies for large corporations, conducting executive search at the GM level, sourcing and selecting sales teams, and identifying the right technical and cultural fit candidates for organisations. Rachel treats customers and candidates with high standards of honesty, integrity, and regular communications, with an absolute commitment to do her very best always. Her role is to look for the best team players to join the Nonsuch ‘Family’ to help Nonsuch provide the best solutions for its clients


Janene Bailey

Head of Financial Operations

Janene supports the team and ensures they meet their commitments and obligations to each other and to our clients. She helps organise travel, diaries and keeps Nonsuch Training running smoothly with no hiccups

Kathryn Mooney

Kathryn Mooney

Business Manager & EA

Kathryn joined Nonsuch mid-2022 to support the expanding Operational Team. Kathryn’s main role is supporting the company’s Directors with Diary Management, Travel and Client Engagement.
Kathryn brings variety of skills and experience which she gained from previous roles as a Personal Assistant, Teacher Aide and Real Estate Salesperson.
Kathryn has a competitive nature and thrives in a busy fast paced environment.

In her spare time Kathryn remains active with her 4 children and still enjoys a social (yet competitive) game of Netball.
Kathryn is excited to be supporting the Nonsuch family and their clients.

Hannah Charles

Head of Organisational Development

Hannah is motivated to create great workplaces that generate high engagement, productivity and performance which are necessary elements for business success. As an experienced organisation development practitioner with over 20+ experience, Hannah has a background in organisational psychology and a deep understanding of the essential organisational systems required to motivate and engage people to perform at their best. A pragmatic operator coupled with a passion for improving work life and culture is fundamental to the success in her work. Hannah is a collaborative, positive and approachable person to work with and is a valuable asset to the Nonsuch team.

Alexia Lyons

Head of Sales & Marketing

Alexia is a solution-oriented marketing communications and business development specialist with experience across corporate, agency and consumer sectors. Her experience supports an insightful and commercially-focused approach, and her strategic problem-solving skills enable her to quickly identify opportunities and develop solutions that cut through complexity.

Alexia has worked on creative campaigns and marketing initiatives developing solutions for above, below and through the line. Basically, if there’s a line, she’s all over it. This experience coupled with her strong communication skills (and natural charm) give her the ability to build strong connections. This focus on developing trust and authentic connections is something the team at Nonsuch believe is part of what makes us unique.

Kirsten Anderson

Digital Marketing Specialist

Kirsten is an experienced PPM consultant who has worked on a number of engagements at Nonsuch PPM. She works as part of the team that implements our Rapid offerings of Microsoft Project Online.

Ady Hill

Head of Logistics

Ady is focused on ensuring that you have the very best training experience with Nonsuch Training, from registration and all the way through to the completion of your course