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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 Our Team

Dwain Richardson – General Manager

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 in Australia, leadership qualities and irrepressible enthusiasm have contributed to the strong reputation of Corporate Challenge Events.

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 – marketing & communications

Rachael started with CCE in 2008 after having completed a triple Diploma in Event Management, Business and Tourism. One of the businesses longest serving team members Rachael has experience in facilitation, conference planning and has an eye for detail second to none. She commenced CCE’s conference and events department in 2012 working as manager until a maternity leave break in 2018. Rachael’s passion for the company’s ongoing success has seen her re-join the team in 2019. Outside the office Rachael enjoys spending time with her family, husband Paul, baby Izaac and Italian greyhounds, Gari and Terri. Health and nutrition also feature importantly in Rachael’s life.

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.

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.