start small.
Scale Fast.

We exist to help Australasian businesses unlock their full potential faster, through world-leading technology, local expertise and a passion for home-grown success.

Everyone likes to win. Our Customers especially. But to win in our competitive and technologically-challenging world it’s hard to know which technology to invest in, how much to spend and when it’s the right time to change. That’s where we come in.

We believe complexity is the enemy of execution. And so in a complicated world, Fronde exists to bring clarity. We can’t predict the future, but at Fronde we know that the best strategy for adapting to tomorrow is by laying world-class foundations today. That’s why we partner with the world’s best technology providers – you might know them: AWS, Google, NetSuite, Salesforce and more. And then we send in the talent and team to deploy them right here, right now, just for you.

Our philosophy is simple: partner with the world’s best, be fully present locally and keep it simple — so you can get to a better future, faster.

Fronde - Think big. Start small. Scale fast.

Our Leadership Team

Jason Delamore

Chief Executive Officer

Jason Delamore has a broad experience leading large and complex operational units, creating world-first digital initiatives, transforming technology operations and delivering on profit objectives. Jason has worked successfully in both New Zealand and internationally. Working across a range of industry sectors, including technology, energy, infrastructure, tourism and retail in both the public and private sectors across New Zealand and Australia.

Most recently holding the role of GM Marketing and Technology with Auckland International Airport (AIA), and as such has been responsible for building and engaging with a growing large customer base, creating new digital platforms and transforming the technology operations and was deeply involved in customer experience initiatives impacting 20 million passenger interactions each year.

Earlier career roles have been on both the customer and vendor side in both New Zealand and overseas and include organisations such as Landis + Gyr, Contact Energy, Vector. CSG Systems, (Denver, Colorado), Lucent Technology (Singapore) and IBM.

Emma Watson

Chief Operating Officer

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.

James Valentine

Chief Technology Officer

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.

Jan Mottram

General Manager, People & Culture

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.

Don McLean

Head of Sales and Marketing, ANZ

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.