Our People

Our people are team players, coming from multidisciplinary backgrounds. Many have been involved in senior executive, commercial growth and operational management roles before joining Maven.


[ Lesley Kennedy ]
Chief Executive - Group
Lesley is Maven's Group Chief Executive and a shareholder in the company.
[ Joanna Lambert ]
Chief Executive - Consulting
Jo is Chief Executive of Maven Consulting Ltd, and a shareholder and elected member of the Board of Maven International Ltd.
[ Darryn Thorn - Photo ]
Managing Consultant
Darryn is a Maven shareholder and Board Director with a background in programme and project management and experience building organisational change management capability.
[ Paul Sinclair - Photo ]
Managing Consultant
Paul leads Maven Ventures developing new commercial opportunities for the company including premium and ultra-premium product and services exports to the Middle East and beyond.
[ John Coventry ]
Managing Consultant
John is a Resource Management consultant with over 30 years experience in building high-performing teams and managing the integration of mergers and acquisitions and outsourced workforces.
[ Sheena Bernard ]
Managing Consultant
Sheena is a shareholder of Maven, and a consultant current from our base in Christchurch.
[ Chris Knol ]
Chris is our Middle East Country Manager, a skilled project manager and development assistance practitioner with experience in over 30 countries.
[ Karen White ]
Consultant / Board Director
Karen is a Maven Board Director and shareholder with expertise in service delivery, project management, organisational change, and stakeholder management.
[ Caroline Moreau-Hammond ]
Caroline specialises in survey research and resolution implementation in developing and crisis countries.