|Andrew Willoughby is a new member to the NZ Chapter board being elected for Membership Services. He is very familiar with the NZ Chapter having been a host in Auckland to the IIBA study group. Andrew has gained his 10+ years experience as a BA working for P&O in NZ, UK, USA and Australia; and most recently he is working at the Ports of Auckland Limited. He is focused on improvement through business process engineering and is very keen to grow people’s knowledge in this area. He sees the NZ Chapter as an ideal medium for people to learn BA standards and techniques in the study groups and believes in the future it will be a prerequisite for employment as a BA.|
VP Professional Development & Certification
Martin is a Certified Business Analysis Professional with over twenty years of experience in business analysis consulting, training and coaching. As the BA Practice Lead for Westpac his focus is on developing the analysis framework for the BA team and improving their overall delivery quality.
He is a keen advocate for IIBA certification and has helped many BA's to apply and study for the CCBA and CBAP examinations through facilitating study groups and formal training courses focused on the BABOK knowledge areas. This experience has given him a good understanding of the challenges faced by BA's in becoming a certified business analysis professional and what is required to get a successful result.Martin has indicated that as VP for Professional Development and Certification he would pro-actively promote IIBA certification to BA's, and seek to increase the availability/quality of learning opportunities available to them through tertiary education institutes and training vendors. He would also look to establish an online forum for NZ BA's to share their application/examination experiences and obtain timely guidance and support from CCBAs/CBAPs.
VP Marketing & Communication
|Tim Wright has been a Business Analyst since he left University - working in government, finance, and private sector. He has a Ph.D. in Computer Science (Human Computer Interaction) and lectured User Interface Design at Victoria University of Wellington. He has board experience, being on the board of directors of a boutique distillery in the Wairarapa and is a (pending) member of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand. Tim is passionate about the value great business analysts can add to an organization and sees the IIBA as a place where Business Analysts can take a break from "project-land", reflect, communicate, and become great analysts.|
Desiree is a Senior Business Analyst with the Bank of New Zealand, and is based in Wellington, New Zealand. She has spent over 18 years in the IT industry, taking on many roles including programming, operations, system administration, and management. However, she has settled on business analysis as the role where she could indulge her geekiness without getting too technical. Desirée is passionate about supporting the goals of the IIBA and in particular recognition of the Business Analyst as a profession. She joined the IIBA in 2007 and gained Certified Business Analyst Professional® (CBAP®) status the same year. In 2008 she was accepted as a volunteer Practitioner Reviewer for v2.0 of the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK). In March 2009 she was appointed to the IIBA’s Role Delineation Item Writer team to help develop the v2.0 CBAP exam, and in 2010 to help develop the CCBA exam.
Kirsten is an experienced Business Analyst who has had experience across the Software Development Life Cycle. She has excellent communication and stakeholder management skills. She provides key consultancy/advisory services and builds excellent relationships with clients and technical staff. Kirsten’s experience at key government agencies over time have given her exposure to different processes and standards which enables her to deliver successfully.
Kirsten is practicing Member of International Institute of Business Analysts (IIBA®) and holds a Certification of Competency in Business Analysis (CCBA ™) (2011).
Kirsten has been a member of the Wellington Events Committee over the past year and chaired the Venue Committee for the New Zealand Chapter IIBA BA Development Day Conference in 2012.
Kirsten’s Key Skills
• Communication skills including both verbal and written communications
• Time management skills evidenced by successfully managing multiple pieces of work whilst volunteering for the IIBA local chapter and participating in other activities
• Organisation and planning skills evidenced by the successful delivery of the venue for BA Dev Day 2012
Immediate Past President
|Sarah is CEO of Redvespa Consultants Limited, an IT consultancy specialising in business analysis. Sarah is primarily responsible for HR, governance and the financial direction of Redvespa Consultants and its subsidiary company The BA Kit. Prior to Redvespa, Sarah was heavily involved in HR, both within organisations and as an external freelance consultant. Redvespa was a proud winner of the 2011 Recruit IT Hi-Tech Employer of Choice Award and 2010 JRA Best Small Workplace. Redvespa also prides itself on sponsorship and support of various BA events and forums throughout NZ including the IIBA's annual BA Development Day, Auckland & Wellington CBAP study groups and BA Leaders & Managers Forums. Redvespa is currently a Gold Sponsor of the NZ chapter of the IIBA.|
Sarah was elected as a new member of the International IIBA Board in September 2012 for a 4 year term. Sarah has considerable experience at Board governance level ranging from school boards through to elite sporting boards. Sarah brings to the NZ IIBA, knowledge of the Business Analysis industry and an open and honest approach to leadership. Sarah’s vision is to enhance and develop the business analysis profession through the promotion and recognition of the NZ Chapter of the IIBA.
Director at Large
Brent has been an IT professional for over 15 years, most of which has been as a Business Analyst. He is currently the manager and leader of a team of 40 analysts for Telecom NZ in Wellington. Despite his managerial function, he still prefers to call himself a Business Analyst. A true believer in business analysis as a profession, he is passionate about raising the awareness of the role within Telecom and the wider IT community. When not coaching and mentoring his large and talented team, or doing IIBA work, Brent can be found having fun with his family at his home by the beach on the wonderful Kapiti Coast.