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Reena Goyal

Reena Goyal has a wide range of knowledge across various ArcGIS platforms to processes such as Agile, system analysis and design to languages, networking and testing tools.  A driven taskmaster, her broad knowledge enables her to assess and recommend GIS solutions. Reena's role sees her working closely with clients to find solutions to their GIS [...]
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Jade Weideman

Jade's enthusiasm and bright personality, combined with her BSc Honours in Geoinformatics from Pretoria University make her the ideal candidate as an Esri Technical Consultant.  Jade is very passionate about her role, is a quick learner, and is keen to gain as much experience as she can.  Jade has always had an eye for spatial [...]
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Brendon Watkiss

Brendon qualified with a MSc in GIS and Environmental Geography at Stellenbosch University and has spent the past 12 years gaining experience in various GIS and PM based roles.  He joins the GBS delivery team as a Delivery Lead/Consultant and is excited to be part of the team. Moving to New Zealand in 2020 with [...]
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Shane Turk

Wellington born and raised in Rotorua, Shane completed his Bachelor of Surveying and M.Sc Information Science at Otago University.  With over 18 years of experience in Location Intelligence and data architecture, Shane is up to speed with all things ArcGIS and ArcMap. He has a particular focus on the use of spatial data and services [...]
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Rob Waltham

Rob has over 14 years’ experience as a commercial Software Developer and has acted as Software Developer, Lead Developer and Technical Team Lead.  He has great communication skills and his experience lies in managing internal stakeholders, requirement gathering and providing solutions.  He enjoys client-facing interactions and consulting enables him to make use of his extensive [...]
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Mark Gladstone

Mark returned to New Zealand after 8 years overseas honing his skills in various disciplines involving property, agriculture and local government.  His strengths lie in tweaking systems and pressing Esri's buttons to solve GIS and business problems - something that will come in very handy at GBS. Now living on a rural property in South [...]
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Mike Ladd

Mike has over 20 years of experience in GIS and more recently Project Management and Agile methods. He has worked across many sectors from government, research and engineering/environmental consulting. These include organisations such as NIWA, WSP and the University of Auckland. This varied background allows him to quickly understand client needs. Mike is qualified with a [...]
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Joanne Degen-Smith

Jo is (another) Cantabrian with a background in sales and accounting. Her role at GBS, is taking the administrative load off Harley and Tony, so that they can concentrate on client needs. Jo is an effective multi-tasker who knows how to get things sorted and keep them that way. Joining GBS in 2010, she’s a [...]
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Michael Gin

With a wealth of local government experience in both New Zealand and the United Kingdom and over 15 years in the Geospatial industry, Michael brings his valued and varied skills to his role as Solutions Manager. A keen fisherman and hockey player, Michael is also a family man with two small children .
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Manu King

Born and bred in Wellington, Manu has over 30 years of experience in Strategic Consulting, Business Development and people management. His collaborative style is key to ensuring GBS has continuous presence in the Capital, enabling clients to connect their spatial investments to delivering business outcomes. In his spare time Manu is learning to nurture Citrus [...]
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