MEET THE TEAM
Principal, Executive Director & Performance ConsultantA founding proprietor of Blanchard International Group New Zealand Limited and a professional Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors NZ, Malcolm enjoys partnering with governance, executive and leadership teams to facilitate their discovery of practices and strategies that enable their enterprises to prosper and set new benchmarks in increasingly competitive and challenging times.
Throughout the past three decades he has worked on a vast range of strategic, governance, and leadership and organisational development assignments across New Zealand, and abroad.
Within his home community he contributes to the governance development and performance of a range of registered charities.
Recreationally, he enjoys the occasional motorcycle ride, supporting his local rugby region, listening to music, playing the bagpipes, and together with his wife Bridget, trail cycling, and maintaining their country property where they host a few grazing animals and share time out with family and friends.
Executive Manager & Company Director - FinanceBridget is the Executive Manager and Company Director – Finance of Blanchard International in New Zealand.
Her main focus today is on the governance performance of the company including financial planning and monitoring, and the day to day operation of the Company at a management and administrative level.
Over her 20 years with Blanchard New Zealand she fulfilled all roles in the Company including as a specialist coach providing coaching to support learning, and is accredited in a broad range of diagnostic tools and leadership development solutions to support intervention designs for measurable outcomes.
As a Consulting Partner and Facilitator she has contributed to the capability of clients to make changes and achieve turnaround results in both favourable and unfavourable conditions.
This company wide experience provides a valuable resource to all stakeholders in the Blanchard business and clients requiring information and support at any level.
Her earlier career includes farming, international elite sport, coaching, business development, team management and business administration.
Director & Consulting Partner
David is a Company Director and accredited Consulting Partner with Blanchard International in New Zealand.
Dave is an astute, amiable and committed provider of client services. He is a full-time Company Director, Consulting Partner and Accredited Leadership Facilitator with Blanchard International NZ.
As well as being fully accredited in leadership and
Consulting Partner and Master Trainer, he is tertiary qualified with a BSc in Mathematics, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychology, a BSc (Hons) in Industrial and Organisation Psychology, and a National Diploma in Business.
His professional career background includes service as a commissioned officer in the Royal New Zealand Navy, followed by extensive consulting, design and delivery of Blanchard® solutions for a range of commercial business clients, and public organisations. He is experienced with credible results in working equally with all levels across organisations, from senior leadership teams to frontline leaders and individual contributors.
Consulting Affiliate Blanchard® New Zealand
Consultant, Robert Bryce [* People * Performance * Culture]
Robert Bryce has over 10 years’ experience at the coal face in fast-paced management roles and more than 25 years delivering workshops, including Blanchard Training Solutions, to team members, managers and leaders in some of New Zealand’s most successful organisations. He is a relaxed and engaging facilitator and is passionate about helping individuals and organisations achieve to their potential. Robert’s specific area of expertise is in developing leaders, so they can create positive and engaged teams, enabling them to establish successful and effective cultures in their organisations.
Outside work Robert enjoys spending time with his family, music, photography and skiing. He is very involved in Badminton as a competitive player and administrator, currently serving on the Board of Auckland Badminton and as president of his club.
Consulting Affiliate Blanchard® New Zealand
Learning and Development Manager, New Zealand, The Adecco Group
Jamie brings a sense of fun to everything he does and his contagious energy makes his training delivery enjoyably powerful. Participants feel confident that they are working with someone who has been there, done that and is always looking for smarter ways to get there, better, and faster.
His 20 plus years of relevant experience in leadership, recruitment and coaching and training began with service as a leader and trainer in the Royal New Zealand Navy, including Blanchard® leadership concepts and tools, followed by his industry career in business management, coaching, facilitation and account management across commercial and government sectors. From coaching and training business and teams, Jamie has a strong background in accountability, mentoring and strategic advice. Businesses coached and trained by Jamie have reached their business objectives and have gone on to win National awards in their field.
Through his career Jamie has used Blanchard® principles and practices to realise positive results and he is excited to be able to share his experience and this amazing learning with others.
JOAN GIBBSEmerita Associate (Retired)
Recently retired, for twenty-four years, Joan contributed highly valued and respected collegial wisdom, learning, humour, and perspective to colleagues within the Blanchard® organisation.
Throughout her tenure as an accredited Blanchard® Associate / Licensee Trainer, she facilitated exemplar leadership development workshops, advice and support for a broad range of clients throughout New Zealand, and across the Asia Pacific region.
She succeeded in getting the best from and for her clients through her natural facilitation skills, complemented by her warm personality that ensured participants engaged in their learning and development.
She brought to clients vast experience with Blanchard® leadership development solutions following a background of formal skills transfer, group dynamics and communications training. Her experience was supported by both retail and education sector consulting and training, including many professional years training tutors for children with Specific Learning Difficulties.
In her well-earned retirement, we are fortunate to continue to enjoy Joan’s company as a lifetime friend of the Blanchard® organisation, and as an on-call counsel.
Joan lives with her husband Doug, in the Wairarapa, New Zealand where they enjoy the development of their property, time with nearby family, communicating with (or visiting) family overseas, theatre, dancing, reading and gardening.
We wish Joan and Doug all the best for many healthy and happy adventurous and grand-parenting years ahead.
Good on you, thank you, and well done Joan!