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HUMAN RESOURCES AND ORGANISATION DEVELOPMENT, NEW PLYMOUTH Julie joined Staples Rodway in 2012 after 20 years of operating her own successful consultancy business, Rowlands and Associates, where she specialised in business improvement and organisation development. She has worked with a diverse range of organisations including the Civil Aviation Authority, Fonterra, Cavalier Bremworth, Dairy Fresh and Carter Holt Harvey. Julie has significant skill in leadership development and coaching and has assisted many organisations through extensive change. As an extremely experienced facilitator Julie is well recognised for her ability to work alongside people with respect and integrity. Julie pinpoints working on a significant change management process with Fonterra, as well as facilitating a leadership development programme for Cavalier Bremworth, as career highlights. However, Julie says the most important aspect of her career is building long term relationships with key clients that still exist today. In her spare time, Julie loves to spend time with her two children and partner outdoors in the surf or relaxing at their beach house in Mokau. Julie is also an avid traveller and has undertaken many trips abroad. She says that her passion for people fuels her love for travel, and there are still many more countries that she would like to explore.


BUSINESS ADVISORY SERVICES, NEW PLYMOUTH Kylie joined Staples Rodway (then called Ernst and Young) as a graduate Accountant in 1994. In 1999 Kylie decided to venture into the commercial sector to gain different accounting skills and progressed to becoming a Financial Accountant at McKechnie Metals. After starting a family in 2003 she returned to Staples Rodway. With 21 years experience Kylie enjoys dealing with a range of business types and in essence says the process for all of them stem from the same principles, but are adapted to the industry and size of the operation. Client contact is important to Kylie and she uses her commercial experience to help clients look at the processes within their businesses, their accounting software and the information that it can generate and how it can add value to the business. Kylie’s specialist services include small business software solutions including Accomplish Cashmanager, Xero, Accredo and Plusfactor, Solvent and Insolvent Liquidations, Budgeting and Business Planning. Kylie has industry experience in Oil and Gas, Manufacturing, Building and Trades, Retail and Wholesaling Operations. Kylie is married to Eddie and has 3 young children, Jessie (11), Luke (9) and Ethan (6). Most of Kylie’s free time is spent being involved in the kids' school and sporting activities and helping out with the marketing of her family’s gardening business.

their control like the weather and market forces and many rural people can feel overwhelmed and alone”. Collectively, the group has ridden more than 30,000-kilometres since leaving Picton. Nicholas said the jubilant riders celebrated an emotional end to the ride with tears, hugs, kisses, and high fives. Ninety percent of the participants had been personally impacted by suicide or depression in some way. As a result of their commitment to increasing awareness of these issues, not only have they raised a significant sum of money but they have created memories and forged firm friendships, and for many it was life-changing, he said. Staples Rodway Taranaki Director Marise James hands over a cheque for $3,500 to the Central Finance Charity Ride team before their 1,100-kilometre journey.

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