Our Team

Our Advisors

Our Advisors volunteer their time to help us to develop our big picture strategy and give us invaluable advice on how to balance managing our business whilst meeting our social goals.

Marilyn Garson

Marilyn Garson advises SubUrban on it’s sustainability and business development path.  Since sometime in the last century, Marilyn has been designing social businesses to create employment in the Gaza Strip, Afghanistan and Pakistan, Cambodia and elsewhere.

“I love the too-hard basket.  It’s full of talent, waiting to be believed in.”

You can follow her path on https://www.linkedin.com/in/marilyn-garson-a415a518/

Richard Bentley

Richard is a Karori-based company director and management consultant. His career includes significant management roles in Fletcher Challenge, and he was CEO of the Natural Gas Corporation for 12 years.

He has held governance roles in many public, private, government  and not for profit organisations. These include chairing the Karori Sanctuary Trust through its development phase, and chairing the Carter Observatory Trust since 2003.

He has been involved in numerous innovative developments, and believes that New Zealanders need new ways to express their creativity and innovativeness, such as SubUrban.  Richard is a Distinguished Fellow of the Institute of Professional Engineers and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors.

Our Advisors volunteer their time to help us to develop our big picture strategy and give us invaluable advice on how to balance managing our business whilst meeting our social goals.

Marilyn Garson

Marilyn Garson advises SubUrban on it’s sustainability and business development path.  Since sometime in the last century, Marilyn has been designing social businesses to create employment in the Gaza Strip, Afghanistan and Pakistan, Cambodia and elsewhere.

“I love the too-hard basket.  It’s full of talent, waiting to be believed in.”

You can follow her path on LinkedIn

Marilyn blogs at Transforming Gaza

Richard Bentley

Richard is a Karori-based company director and management consultant. His career includes significant management roles in Fletcher Challenge, and he was CEO of the Natural Gas Corporation for 12 years.

He has held governance roles in many public, private, government  and not for profit organisations. These include chairing the Karori Sanctuary Trust through its development phase, and chairing the Carter Observatory Trust since 2003.

He has been involved in numerous innovative developments, and believes that New Zealanders need new ways to express their creativity and innovativeness, such as SubUrban.  Richard is a Distinguished Fellow of the Institute of Professional Engineers and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors.

The Business Development Group

Our Business Development Group is made up from co-workers and the SubUrban team.  The Development Group works towards meeting our operational goals to build the sustainability of SubUrban locally.

Iona Elwood-Smith

Iona has extensive experience working with small to medium businesses and a passion for helping new businesses evolve and grow. She works at Sub Urban as a business mentor and runs practical business workshops.
Believing that small local businesses are generally under resourced Iona was keen to be involved in Sub Urban from the start.  Joining the Business Development Group means she can contribute in a useful and practical way.

Jo McKenzie

Jo lives in Crofton Downs and has worked in management accounting, project management in engineering, business and accounting.
She is currently enjoying volunteering for various groups including at the local school, sporting and contributing to the local tracks & predator free project. Jo works partime providing financial advice to SubUrban.

Kathleen Wright

Kathleen lives in Ngaio and has a business degree in commercial property management and post grad qualifications in mediation, management in the not for profit sector and urban renewal. She has 25 years experience in contract and project management specialising in urban regeneration, enterprise and learning.

Kathleen gets a buzz out of enriching peoples lives through providing opportunities for connection and community contribution.

Kathleen works full time at SubUrban as CEO.

Brett Kraiger

Brett has a wide range of experience in online business and marketing, and is currently running multiple companies retailing products into North America and Europe.
Although a location-independent entrepreneur, he understands the importance of having social interaction during your work week, hence the reason he chose to become a part of SubUrban co-working. Brett has joined the Business Development Team to help SubUrban refine its message and to help more home-based or location-independent business people understand the benefits of sharing a co-working space.

WHERE ARE WE

Level 1, 2 Johnsonville Road,

Johnsonville, Wellington 603

CONTACT SUBURBAN

027 349-0730
contact@suburban.org.nz

WHERE ARE WE

 Level 1, 2 Johnsonville Road

Johnsonville, Wellington 6037

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CONTACT SUBURBAN

 

027 349-0730
contact@suburban.org.nz