Our Consultants

Youssef Mourra

Principal Consultant - Central
Mobile +64 (0)21 423 620
[email protected]

Youssef is a top of the line P3M (Portfolio, Programme and Project Management) Practitioner, Consultant and Presenter. He has 30 years’ experience in total with the last 15 years in New Zealand. He has led hundreds of consulting engagements ranging from complex project and program rescues, implementations of portfolio management and mobilisation of project offices, through to implementation of project management information systems primarily Microsoft PPM (Project, Project Server and Project Online). His particular area of focus is working with organisations at the ‘C’ level to help develop approaches to identify, prioritise and optimise a portfolio of projects and programmes which assist the organisation to achieve its strategic outcomes.He has been a PRINCE2 Practitioner for the past 18 years and a member of the PMI in NZ for 16 years and has developed a good reputation for thought leadership with the Axelos, APMG & PMI framework offerings.

Guy Thorpe

Principal Consultant - Northern
Mobile +64 (0)21 436 787
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Guy brings a wealth of experience gained over 20+ year in project, programme and portfolio management but wears his experience lightly. He also brings a fresh lens to solving organisational problems and translating strategy into execution through projects. Guy’s background is in leading the successful delivery of large transformation programmes both in New Zealand and the UK, through to utilising Design Thinking techniques and Agile coaching to bring new products quickly to market. Finally, helping organisations set up next generation Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO) capability is his passion.

Heather Stallmach

Managing Consultant
Mobile +64 (0)27 620 8008
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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.

Trish Cleland

Senior Consultant
Mobile +64 (0)21 562 193
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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.

Karen Shepherd

Senior Consultant - Northern
Mobile +64 (0)27 575 7237
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Karen is a versatile and successful senior IT professional having established a successful portfolio of experience as an IT Contractor over the last 15 years. Karen has been working across project, programme, change management, business analysis management, process re-engineering and service delivery roles. Karen has experience across private and public sector organisations, especially within transformation programmes, across NZ, Australia and the UK. She has an eye for operational efficiencies whilst keeping the strategic long-term goal in mind.
Karen has a solid knowledge of business systems, infrastructure and communication technologies, ITIL processes and PMO governance that leverage technologies and create organisational efficiencies. Karen is a pragmatic, results focused professional who thrives on delivering complex project portfolios that meet and exceed customer expectations often within very tight timeframes. Karen knows how to manage communications within complex stakeholder profiles working across both Agile and Waterfall methodologies.

Peter Foster

Senior Consultant
Mobile +64 (0)21 726 882
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Peter is a well-known and popular training and development professional with 40 years’ experience in numerous market sectors including public, private, not for profits and NGOs. He has developed, customised, trained and coached staff at all levels in a number of project and business change management projects and programmes. He has consulted in numerous client organisations around project management, risk management, business change, organisational development and other general business skills. As an accredited PRINCE2 Trainer, Peter has facilitated PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner training for public scheduled course audiences and in-house groups in wide ranging business sectors.  Peter has delivered PRINCE2 accredited training to around 6,000 people in five countries in twelve years, achieving excellent results on all assignments.

Our Support Crew

Kirsten is responsible for our overall sales and marketing approach. She ensures the content on our social media sites (the website, our Facebook page and our LinkedIn presence) provide our clients and online visitors with the information they need to better understand what Nonsuch Consulting Services does.


Amber handles our inbound and outbound sales activity. Amber is responsible for ensuring that Nonsuch Consulting Services directly provides sales collateral and any other resources required to assist new and existing customers. Amber works closely with Kirsten to ensure that our collateral and online content meets the requirements of our customers and our strategic partners.

Kirsty runs Nonsuch Consulting Services from an administrative point of view and ensures Nonsuch Consulting Services remains ‘ship shape’. Kirsty ensures our bills are paid on time and all our commitments are honoured. 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.

Janene directly supports Youssef  and ensures he meets all his commitments and obligations to clients and to the Nonsuch Consulting Services team. She helps organise his travel, his diary and keeps Nonsuch Consulting Services running smoothly with no hiccups.