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
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 ]
Management 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.
[ Mark Ware ]
Mark has an extensive background in marketing, sales and project management across the public and private sectors.
[ Danny Stubbe ]

Danny is a delivery specialist, with experience across both the public and private sector, specialising in Programme…