Our People

Our people are team players, coming from multidisciplinary backgrounds. Many have been involved in senior executive, commercial growth and operational management roles before joining Maven.


[ Lesley Kennedy ]
Chief Executive - Group
Lesley is Maven's Group Chief Executive and a shareholder in the company.
[ Joanna Lambert ]
Chief Executive - Consulting
Jo is Chief Executive of Maven Consulting Ltd, and a shareholder and elected member of the Board of Maven International Ltd.
[ Darryn Thorn - Photo ]
Managing Consultant
Darryn is a Maven shareholder and Managing Consultant with a background in programme and project management and experience building organisational change management capability.
[ John Coventry ]
Managing Consultant
John is a Resource Management consultant with over 30 years experience in building high-performing teams and managing the integration of mergers and acquisitions and outsourced workforces.
[ Paul Sinclair - Photo ]
Managing Consultant
Paul leads Maven Ventures developing new commercial opportunities for the company including premium and ultra-premium product and services exports to the Middle East and beyond.
[ Sheena Bernard ]
Managing Consultant
Sheena is a consultant who bases herself in Christchurch, and is also a shareholder of Maven.
[ Warren Smith ]
Warren is a multi-disciplined consultant who has been at the forefront of many public and private sector change programmes in IT and corporate services.
[ David Cashmore ]
David is a Maven shareholder with substantial public sector governance and business case experience.
[ Caroline Moreau-Hammond ]
Caroline specialises in survey research and resolution implementation in developing and crisis countries. Drawing on a background in cross-cultural exchange and strategic development, Caroline is a…