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John Mendzela
Managing Director

Phone:  +64 21 568 337
Email:    john.mendzela@mendhurst.com
Skype:   john.mendzela  

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JOHN MENDZELA focuses on making strategic change successful. His work integrates governance and strategic management to achieve focus, direction and sustainable benefits.

John brings deep experience and fresh insight to complex problems.  As a director, adviser, consultant and facilitator, he achieves practical solutions that make strategic change a reality.

John's unique and world-leading work in central bank governance and management is globally recognised.  In the Asia-Pacific region, he is known for his effective strategy and governance work with clients and the New Zealand Institute of Directors.

John's work roles have included company chairman, independent director, adviser, consultant, general manager and project leader.  He has experience in most major economic regions and many diverse cultures.  John's technical background includes economics and all key management functions.

  • Professionally qualified in governance (AMIoD), consulting (CMC), accounting (CA), management (AFNZIM) and information systems (ANZCS)
  • Degrees in commerce and mathematics, diplomas in education and language

ELISA HURST helps people respond positively to change in their working environment. Elisa's international experience in human resources, organisational development and business delivery spans a wide range of projects and cultures. She applies this diverse experience to work successfully across cultures, hierarchies, and internal boundaries.

Elisa brings management experience, empathy with people and a practical background in education and psychology to her work. As a coach and mentor, she helps individuals realise their professional and personal potential and work together in effective teams. Elisa's training and facilitation helps achieve the behavioural changes that develop management skills and maximise staff performance.

  • Professionally qualified in consulting (CMC), management (AFNZIM), human resources (MHRINZ), Myers-Briggs personality type (certified practitioner) and speech training (ANZSB)
  • Masters degree, other degrees and diplomas in education, psychology, language, ESL and arts