Hello and welcome. This site is a collection of writing from a few different sources. Subscribe to my short-form newsletter, Notes—ideas on the human experience of creativity and work—and other, occasional posts.
People Experience (talent, leadership, culture)
A commercial HR professional with an acute focus on talent. Leading strategic HR activity as Senior HR Business Partner to the Digital Group at Air New Zealand—New Zealand's Most Attractive Employer (Randstad Award), most respected company (Colmar Brunton Corporate Reputation Index) and of Airline of Year (AirlineRatings.com). Supporting our vision of the best digital airline through strategic HR initiatives: accelerating talent, leadership and culture. Previously held the Head of Talent Acquisition and Talent Management position at the airline.
Career goals: Head of / GM People & Culture (or equivalent); Chief People Officer.
I'm a songwriter and recording artist. I launched Rothko Records to support my work. One of my projects was to create a new band from scratch—remotely, using agile principles—and record on a 1939 lightship moored on the River Thames 18,000 kilometres from home. I've toured through Japan, South Africa and Australasia.
- Magnalith, Instrumentality (2021) — an EP produced remotely during New Zealand and UK lockdowns [post-metal]
- Domes, Vol. I (2020) — recorded on a 1939 lightship moored on the River Thames 18,000 kilometres from home [metal, space rock]
- Decortica, 11811 (2012) and Love Hotel (2010) — concept albums [alt-rock, prog rock]
Read my posts on creativity.