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.
[ Darryn Thorn - Photo ]
Managing Consultant / Board Director
Darryn is a Maven shareholder and Board Director with a background in programme and project management and experience building organisational change management capability.
[ Sheena Bernard ]
Managing Consultant / Group Operations
Sheena is Maven's Group Operations Manager and Managing Consultant, and a shareholder.
[ Steve Dixon ]
Managing Consultant
Steve is a shareholder in the business and has a particular focus on environment and sustainability consulting.
[ Joanna Lambert ]
Managing Consultant
Jo is a Managing Consultant, shareholder, and leads Maven's Health Practice. Jo has worked extensively with health sector leaders.
[ 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.
[ Paul Jarah ]
Principal Consultant
Paul joins Maven after a year in Australia, mostly consulting to progress a $100m+ train upgrade programme that was considerably behind schedule.
[ Chris Knol ]
Country Manager and Business Development Director, Middle East
Chris is our Middle East Country Manager, a skilled project manager and development assistance practitioner with experience in over 30 countries.
[ Becky St Just ]
Becky St Just is a seasoned project manager with a strong vendor background and over 20 years’ experience in the Wellington informational technology environment.