Our Team

Youssef Mourra

Principal Consultant
Mobile +64 (0)21 423 620
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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.

Bex Nicholls

Principal Consultant
Mobile +64 21 448 898
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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

Trish Cleland

Principal 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.

Sarah Gill

Principal Consultant
Mobile +64 (0)27 603 1131
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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.

Heather Stallmach

Head of Delivery
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.

Deborah Donkin

Senior Project Manager
Mobile +64 (0)27 477 3993
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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.

Vaas Conradie

Senior Project Manager
Mobile +64 (0)21 683 013
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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.

Kirsty Bennett

Project Manager
Mobile +64 (0)21 061 5702
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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.

Amber McKinnon

Project Coordinator
Mobile +64 (0)27 515 1383
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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!

Dommy has been responsible for the overall sales and marketing at Nonsuch. This includes coordinating the development of new websites, company merchandise and marketing events.

Sales & Support

Gemma Paton

Head of Operations
Mobile +64 (0)22 190 5442
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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 & Recruitment
Mobile +64 (0)21 423 621
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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 directly supports Youssef and Duncan to ensure they meet all their commitments and obligations to each other and to the Nonsuch PPM team. Janene ensures our bills are paid on time and all our commitments are honoured. She helps organise travel and diaries and keeps Nonsuch PPM running smoothly with no hiccups.

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