Our people

Our people
 

  Andrew Jameson (known as AJ), General Manager  Andrew has been an integral part of NZ Trade Group’s growth since 2011.  He has redefined the way the business grew through membership and has worked with supply partners to ensure members have a comprehensive product offering.  Andrew has enjoyed establishing strong relationships with members and suppliers to understand their unique and specific requirements in an ever dynamic market. This ensures NZTG offers value to members who and are sustainable in business whilst suppliers receive incremental sales through spend alignment.

Andrew Jameson (known as AJ), General Manager
Andrew has been an integral part of NZ Trade Group’s growth since 2011.  He has redefined the way the business grew through membership and has worked with supply partners to ensure members have a comprehensive product offering.

Andrew has enjoyed establishing strong relationships with members and suppliers to understand their unique and specific requirements in an ever dynamic market. This ensures NZTG offers value to members who and are sustainable in business whilst suppliers receive incremental sales through spend alignment.

  Austin Rasmussen, Operations Manager   With over 40 years of experience in the electrical trade, Austin has been involved in the installation of one power outlet right up to the logistics of installing over 2000 power outlets - he knows his stuff.   As NZTG’s Operations Manager, Austin is a staunch advocate of using systems and processes to run a smoother and more profitable trade business. With a passion for new ideas, including technology, Austin is always on the lookout for smarter ways of doing things - life hacks - which are then passed on to our members. Time is precious, so Austin likes to see business owners with more free time, or using their time productively to further develop their business.

Austin Rasmussen, Operations Manager
With over 40 years of experience in the electrical trade, Austin has been involved in the installation of one power outlet right up to the logistics of installing over 2000 power outlets - he knows his stuff.

As NZTG’s Operations Manager, Austin is a staunch advocate of using systems and processes to run a smoother and more profitable trade business. With a passion for new ideas, including technology, Austin is always on the lookout for smarter ways of doing things - life hacks - which are then passed on to our members. Time is precious, so Austin likes to see business owners with more free time, or using their time productively to further develop their business.

  Jeremy Thornton, Business Support Manager  Through NZTG’s targeted services, software and supplier network, our Business Support Manager Jeremy works with members to fast track their business’s acceleration and growth through a mix of individual mentoring and online automated training.  Jeremy is focused on making sure the services we provide to our members work in a practical and functional manner, so their businesses reap all of the tangible benefits of being part of the NZTG network.

Jeremy Thornton, Business Support Manager
Through NZTG’s targeted services, software and supplier network, our Business Support Manager Jeremy works with members to fast track their business’s acceleration and growth through a mix of individual mentoring and online automated training.

Jeremy is focused on making sure the services we provide to our members work in a practical and functional manner, so their businesses reap all of the tangible benefits of being part of the NZTG network.

 
  Tait Grindley, Business Relationship Manager   Tait has an extensive background in business growth, organisation development and sales management across a number of industries and sectors. Most recently, Tait worked for a technology start up-in the world of cloud-based business applications and SaaS solutions, but he also brings high-level relationship management skills from his time in executive recruitment, professional development and business consultancy.  Tait's primary role at NZTG is to work closely with members throughout the country with a focus on helping member businesses become more successful and sustainable. This includes providing business advice, helping to maximise membership benefits and resources, the adoption and management of the NZTG technology solutions and working closely with our preferred supply partners.

Tait Grindley, Business Relationship Manager

Tait has an extensive background in business growth, organisation development and sales management across a number of industries and sectors. Most recently, Tait worked for a technology start up-in the world of cloud-based business applications and SaaS solutions, but he also brings high-level relationship management skills from his time in executive recruitment, professional development and business consultancy.

Tait's primary role at NZTG is to work closely with members throughout the country with a focus on helping member businesses become more successful and sustainable. This includes providing business advice, helping to maximise membership benefits and resources, the adoption and management of the NZTG technology solutions and working closely with our preferred supply partners.

  Lauren Jones, Software Integration Manager  Lauren has worked in the electrical industry for many years and has been involved with NZTG from the beginning.   Lauren is focused on the development and integration of new software solutions for our members.  Her "can do" attitude, persistence and eye for detail makes her a valued member of the team.   Lauren manages the NZTG plan layout service, ensuring members receive outstanding professional plans to accompany their quotes, so they can focus on running their business smoothly.

Lauren Jones, Software Integration Manager
Lauren has worked in the electrical industry for many years and has been involved with NZTG from the beginning.   Lauren is focused on the development and integration of new software solutions for our members.  Her "can do" attitude, persistence and eye for detail makes her a valued member of the team. 

Lauren manages the NZTG plan layout service, ensuring members receive outstanding professional plans to accompany their quotes, so they can focus on running their business smoothly.

   Karen King, Marketing and Events Manager    Karen drives our marketing strategy, working with key partners like Future-Proof Building to ensure our members get maximum mileage from their NZTG membership. She manages the company PR initiatives and social media. Karen is also the tech-whiz who builds and maintains our websites, including the ever-popular member profile pages and our Find a Tradesperson search tool, which generates valuable business leads for our members.   The NZTG annual conference is a highlight of our members’ calendar - and Karen is the driving force behind the big event.

Karen King, Marketing and Events Manager
Karen drives our marketing strategy, working with key partners like Future-Proof Building to ensure our members get maximum mileage from their NZTG membership. She manages the company PR initiatives and social media. Karen is also the tech-whiz who builds and maintains our websites, including the ever-popular member profile pages and our Find a Tradesperson search tool, which generates valuable business leads for our members.

The NZTG annual conference is a highlight of our members’ calendar - and Karen is the driving force behind the big event.

  Andrewe Brown (known as Brownie), CEO  In 2006 after 20 years in the electrical trade industry, Andrewe founded NZTG after realising there had to be a better way to run a successful trade business.  Andrewe has now stepped aside from NZTG leaving the operations and management to a committed and dedicated team.  His focus is now on the development of our trade specific software which will enable contractors to further power their businesses.   A master at creating efficiencies through automated systems and with a passion & commitment to the trade industry, Andrewe has found his forte in the trade specific software world.

Andrewe Brown (known as Brownie), CEO
In 2006 after 20 years in the electrical trade industry, Andrewe founded NZTG after realising there had to be a better way to run a successful trade business.

Andrewe has now stepped aside from NZTG leaving the operations and management to a committed and dedicated team.  His focus is now on the development of our trade specific software which will enable contractors to further power their businesses. 

A master at creating efficiencies through automated systems and with a passion & commitment to the trade industry, Andrewe has found his forte in the trade specific software world.

  Tonya Morgan,  Office Administrator  Tonya manages our accounts and looks after member applications and requirements, and is also the smiling face and welcoming voice you’ll chat to over the phone or meet at reception if you pop into our Albany office.

Tonya Morgan,  Office Administrator
Tonya manages our accounts and looks after member applications and requirements, and is also the smiling face and welcoming voice you’ll chat to over the phone or meet at reception if you pop into our Albany office.

 
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Andrewe Brown (Brownie)

With over 20 years of experience in the trade industry, Brownie knew there had to be a better, smarter and easier way to run a successful trade business. That’s why he started NZ Trade Group in 2006.

Brownie’s focus as Managing Director of NZTG is to perfect the System Fox business application that powers growth and success for our members. A master in creating efficiencies through automated systems, Brownie is constantly seeking out ways to improve NZTG’s software and services - and with more than 100 member firms on board, it would seem his approach is paying off.

A qualified, registered electrician, Brownie knows that running a great trade business is quite a different kettle of fish to being a great tradesperson, and with the NZTG team, he’s determined to lift the standard of the trade sector so that every trade business can get ahead, faster.

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Andrew Jameson

Business Development Manager Andrew is the first point of call for new NZTG members - and usually the first person to buy our members a pint or a whisky!

Andrew provides continued direct support for existing members, so that you can get the most out of your involvement with NZTG. Andrew also works with our wholesaler and supplier network to further streamline members’ businesses and develop opportunities for further growth.

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Austin Rasmussen

With over 40 years of experience in the electrical trade, Austin has been involved in the installation of one power outlet right up to the logistics of installing over 2000 power outlets - he knows his stuff.

As NZTG’s Operations Manager, Austin is a staunch advocate of using systems and processes to run a smoother and more profitable trade business. With a passion for new ideas, including technology, Austin is always on the lookout for smarter ways of doing things - life hacks - which are then passed on to our members. Time is precious, so Austin likes to see business owners with more free time, or using their time productively to further develop their business.

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Karen King

Karen drives our marketing strategy, working with key partners like Future-Proof Building to ensure our members get maximum mileage from their NZTG membership. She’s also the tech-whiz who created our new website, including the ever-popular member profile pages and our Find a Tradesperson search tool, which generates valuable business leads for our members.

The NZTG annual conference is a highlight of our members’ calendar - and Karen is the driving force behind the big event.

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Doug Bryers

With a knack for helping innovative businesses reach new heights, our CIO Doug works closely with Brownie on delivering the next generation of our purpose-built System Fox software.

Doug has over 20 years of experience in driving commercialisation and growth for smart ventures daring to do things differently - like NZTG. We don’t just preach that our members should focus on growth and then remain static ourselves - we walk the talk! Doug is currently assisting the NZTG team to develop our offering to trade businesses and grow our business, with a focus on scalability and expansion.

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Jeremy Thornton

Through NZTG’s targeted services, software and supplier network, our Business Support Manager Jeremy works with members to fast track their business’s acceleration and growth through a mix of individual mentoring and online automated training.

Jeremy is focused on making sure the services we provide to our members work in a practical and functional manner, so you and your business reap all of the tangible benefits of being part of NZTG.

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Tonya Morgan

Tonya manages our accounts and looks after member applications and requirements, and is also the smiling face and welcoming voice you’ll chat to over the phone or meet at reception if you pop into our Albany office.

Tonya looks after new member applications, and assists with existing members’ requirements. Tonya also administers the NZTG plan service, liaising with members and giving them outstanding professional plans to accompany their quotes, so they can focus on running their business smoothly. She also helps our Marketing and Events Manager Karen in adding some much-needed womanly influence to a male-dominated business!

  Paul Stewart, Electrical Trade Manager  Paul is a founding Director of NZTG and has over 30 years in the electrical contracting industry in NZ.  He has successfully managed an electrical contracting business since 2003 before stepping aside to work full time in the NZTG business.  With his extensive knowledge of the electrical trade, in-depth product knowledge and the ability to accurately price both residential and commercial work, Paul was the perfect candidate for the new position of Electrical Trade Manager at NZTG.   Paul also works closely with the NZTG software team and is integral to the development of the new generation of business software for members.

Paul Stewart, Electrical Trade Manager
Paul is a founding Director of NZTG and has over 30 years in the electrical contracting industry in NZ.  He has successfully managed an electrical contracting business since 2003 before stepping aside to work full time in the NZTG business.  With his extensive knowledge of the electrical trade, in-depth product knowledge and the ability to accurately price both residential and commercial work, Paul was the perfect candidate for the new position of Electrical Trade Manager at NZTG.   Paul also works closely with the NZTG software team and is integral to the development of the new generation of business software for members.

  Steve Banks, Technology Manager  Steve is our leading man for anything technology related. With 30+ years in the electrical industry and the last 10 working closely with our technology partners.   He is here to help members design, price and sell automation into jobs,  and to support with install and commissioning. Members will be kept up-to-date with the latest and greatest in the technology world, and be offered opportunities to up skill in areas relevant to their businesses.

Steve Banks, Technology Manager
Steve is our leading man for anything technology related. With 30+ years in the electrical industry and the last 10 working closely with our technology partners. 

He is here to help members design, price and sell automation into jobs,  and to support with install and commissioning. Members will be kept up-to-date with the latest and greatest in the technology world, and be offered opportunities to up skill in areas relevant to their businesses.

  Doug Bryers, Product Expansion Consultant  With a knack for helping innovative businesses reach new heights, Doug operates within our offshore software operations team, with a strong focus on scalability and expansion.  Doug has over 20 years of experience in driving commercialisation and growth for smart ventures daring to do things differently, like NZTG - we don’t just preach that our members should focus on growth and then remain static ourselves - we walk the talk! 

Doug Bryers, Product Expansion Consultant
With a knack for helping innovative businesses reach new heights, Doug operates within our offshore software operations team, with a strong focus on scalability and expansion.

Doug has over 20 years of experience in driving commercialisation and growth for smart ventures daring to do things differently, like NZTG - we don’t just preach that our members should focus on growth and then remain static ourselves - we walk the talk!