Don McLean has vast experience in the IT & Telecoms industry across sales, marketing, technical and management functions. He has worked across Europe and Asia and successfully built businesses from start-up to multi-million dollar revenues, including companies that have featured in the BRW Fast 100.
As the former co-founder of Fronde’s acquired cloud design and integration business, OnlineOne, Don has been delivering cloud-based business systems for over 10 years in the areas of accounting, distribution, e-commerce and collaboration through the cloud enterprise resource planning tool, NetSuite. Don also sits as a member of NetSuite's Business Partner Advisory Council (BPAC), and actively represents Australia and New Zealand NetSuite partners in this strategic business forum.
Don has a BSc(Hons) in Computing Science, University of Stirling and a MBA from Manchester Business School.
Career HR professional, Jan Mottram, has the executive-level role of GM People and Culture at Fronde.
Jan is a seasoned HR professional, who joined Fronde from Vodafone, where she had 20 years of experience as HR Director in three countries - New Zealand, Ireland and Qatar. Prior to joining Vodafone Jan worked in a variety of industries - information technology, financial services and manufacturing, and in 2002 was awarded "HR Person of the Year" by the professional HR body in New Zealand.
Jan is responsible for developing and implementing Fronde's people and culture strategy to support its' business goals. In particular, she is responsible for culture, employee satisfaction, performance management, talent management, recruitment, learning and development, leadership development, remuneration and health and safety.
Jan has a B.Sc degree in Microbiology from Bristol University in the UK.
Peter is General Manager, Customer Delivery and Success, the business division which is dedicated to delivering real, tangible business outcomes for customers.
Peter is passionate about customers enjoying success as they look to innovative consulting and technology solutions alongside cultural change to improve their organisation’s performance. Fronde’s delivery team brings their experience and expertise to ensure that customers get the outcomes they need to accelerate their business.
Although he started his working life as a secondary school teacher of Mathematics, Peter now has more than 30 years' experience in the ICT industry in New Zealand and Australia, including roles as NZ General Manager of Novell, General Manager Gen-i Solutions Delivery and CEO at Zintel Group.
Peter is very much a family man and holds an MSc (Hons) degree and Diploma in Teaching from the University of Auckland, along with a Graduate Diploma in Family and Couple Counselling.
James Valentine is one of Australasia's leading experts in next-generation technologies & business transformation. He specialises in consultative engagements aligning business and digital goals to create successful outcomes for customers.
James is a passionate advocate for enabling customers to accelerate the world we live in and helping customers maximise the value from existing, new and emerging technologies. James joined Fronde in 2004 where he now holds an executive position leading Fronde's technology vision to its customers and staff.
He has architected and led the delivery of numerous solutions across a range of technologies and platforms for organisations in Australia and New Zealand.
Emma Watson has broad executive leadership experience from General Management, Finance and Strategy roles within multi-nationals and SME’s alike. She is responsible for commercial and financial leadership, working collaboratively with the Executive team both to improve Fronde’s own business performance, and also to ensure we apply the same thinking to drive great commercial outcomes for our customers.
Previous executive roles include Asia Pacific Director – Strategy, Innovation and Technology, for Wolters Kluwer responsible for M&A, strategic planning, innovation and customer experience initiatives; and Managing Director of CCH New Zealand Ltd.
A UK qualified Chartered Accountant; Emma held senior finance roles in a range of professional services, publishing and software development companies earlier in her career.
Emma is also a Board Member of the Marketing Association and a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand.