Our People

We pride ourselves at Corporate Challenge Events on our people and having a team across New Zealand to deliver industry leadership in team building, corporate training, conference planning and event management.

Meet the staff

Dwain Richardson – Managing Director

Dwain is highly regarded as leader in the development of positive team cultures in organisations. With a Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Movement and more than 20 years of experience in the delivery of team building, corporate health and culture programs, Dwain has a distinct passion and understanding on the importance of team culture in the workplace and the success this can create. His knowledge of business, leadership qualities and irrepressible enthusiasm have contributed to the strong reputation of Corporate Challenge Events.
 

Michael Cromie – General Manager

Michael professes to be living the dream at Corporate Challenge Events. With more than 10 years service in our company including the delivery of over 1,600 team building events and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Movement, Michael has developed a reputation as one of the region’s leading team building experts. His experience, friendly personality and dedication to everything he does has significantly contributed to the growth of the company and staff.

Todd Statham – Manager for New Zealand

Todd is passionate about motivating people in teams which developed his strong interest and love for team building and corporate training. He holds a Diploma in Sport and Recreation and numerous sport’s coaching qualifications in New Zealand. Todd is an experienced facilitator and mentor with a specialisation in training. He has developed skills and qualities ideal for us from previous roles in the military, sport, education, Christchurch Earthquake Recovery Team and United Nations.

Rachael Ziccone – Conference & Events Manager

Rachael thrives on planning and executing seamless events that offer the latest and greatest in event solutions particularly technology. With a triple Diploma in Event Management, Business and Tourism and more than 10 years planning and delivering corporate events, Rachael is a highly regarded event planner and professional conference organiser in the region. Rachael’s attention-to-detail and organisational skills make her an asset for any corporate event.

Kathryn Laslett - Conference & Events Account Coordinator

Kathryn’s motivation and passion for events sees her strive for constant improvement and innovation. She holds a Bachelor of Business in Marketing, Events and Tourism Marketing, and strong experience on a variety of events, equipping her with the knowledge and skills to provide strong support to our Conferences & Events department. Kathryn has an eye for detail and thorough event administration ability.

Anita Kropacsy – Corporate Training Manager

Anita is driven by a passion to help corporate teams create sustainable, productive, positive and fun cultures. She has an Advanced Diploma of Business Management and Diploma of Coaching as well as extensive qualifications in Belbin team profiling, FISH! training, NLP, iWAM executive profiling and advanced team modelling for high performance. Anita brings to Corporate Challenge Events vast experience as a consultant for small business to multinational corporations in leadership, culture change and team development.

Stephen Lock - Marketing and Communications Manager

Stephen contributes to the creative thinking and strategic approach of Corporate Challenge Events through his extensive marketing, communications and public relations background. He has close to 20 years experience in PR management across corporate, sport, major events, tourism, leisure and education. With a Bachelor of Arts in public relations and communications and a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration, Stephen delivers our marketing and communications program with strong business acumen.

Sally Hiney - Finance Manager

Sally combines her skills and experience in accounts and book keeping with an effervescent personality that rubs off on her team mates. With close to 20 years’ experience in finance, Sally joined Corporate Challenge Events in 2016 and hasn’t looked back. Sally’s colleagues appreciate her reliability, commitment, efficiency and sense of humour, while she loves being part of a company that promotes positivity in the workplace.