the art of change

Clarity of Value Proposition and Strategy anchors all a successful organisation is, does and delivers. Aligning the driving elements of an organisation to this is not easy, but it handsomely rewards those who achieve it. There is an art to creating organisational harmony – we call it the Craft of Alignment.

At Grafton, our mastery is in guiding people and organisations through change so they perform best for business. Our ability to craft businesses that are fully aligned leading to commercial success is what makes us different, and its why people come to us.

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People of Grafton
  • Ken Brophy
  • Anna McNaughton
  • Andrew Wells
  • Gerard Mackle
  • Reece Notton
  • Ceri Rowland
  • Mark Watkins
  • Karon Campbell
  • Jan Natusch
  • Leeanne Parkinson
  • Karyn Gould
  • Jeremy Norton
  • Phillippa Turner
  • Louise Dove
  • Murray Armstrong
  • Kate Viljoen
  • Sarah Abbott
  • Monique Wheat
  • Barbara Troy
  • Colette Devcich
  • Paul Stevenson
  • Samantha Standley
  • Jenny Manson
Ken Brophy
Ken Brophy

Managing Partner

Ken knows people, businesses & how best to design an organisation that performs well. He’s spent 15 years helping redesign organisations (both nationally & internationally) within a myriad of industries – including but not limited to Banking, Media, Petroleum, Technology, Telecommunications & Utilities.

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Anna McNaughton
Anna McNaughton

A respected trainer, facilitator and coach, Anna knows that people capability & HR are key to driving business success. Anna helps businesses get the most out of people by helping people get the most out of themselves. With 20 years’ experience training people of all backgrounds in a range of industries, Anna has a wealth of knowledge & keen understanding of how people and organisations work.

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Andrew Wells
Andrew Wells

Andy’s know-how is well respected & widely sought after. Heading up Grafton’s Wellington office, he helps a wide range of organisations both private & public sector, stay on the front foot. An astute practitioner in all aspects of the craft of change including career transition, Andy expertly guides businesses & individuals through change, ensuring they’re fit

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Gerard Mackle
Gerard Mackle

Gerard values connections & understands their worth to a business. A natural communicator, Gerard is a key member of the Career Team where his wealth of experience in change management, career development & transition is frequently called upon to assist a broad range of businesses, large & small. Gerard is experienced in using technology to help with

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Reece Notton
Reece Notton

Reece Notton thrives on change. Not knowing what new challenge each day will bring motivates him. Reece is a master craftsman in the art of change, having honed his skills on numerous major change projects. Reece understands people aren’t commodities & helping them move through change, whatever the outcome, is an important & necessary part  

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Ceri Rowland
Ceri Rowland

Senior OD Consultant

With extensive experience in Leadership & Culture, Ceri knows the key to getting the best out of an organisation is supporting its people to get the best out of themselves. A respected Coach and OD Consultant, she helps build high-performing organisations by ensuring people, culture and business strategies are fully aligned.

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Mark Watkins
Mark Watkins

Dedicated to inspiring meaningful change, Mark sets businesses on the path to success by helping them optimise organisational and employee performance. With extensive sales, executive coaching, coach training and facilitation experience, he brings strong commercial focus and a breadth of cross-industry knowledge to every client. Mark has a profound interest in developing people...

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Karon Campbell
Karon Campbell

Karon specialises in change & transition. Using her wealth of experience in advising & providing Change, Career Coaching & Outplacement support, Karon helps organisations & individuals shape up for a better future. Karon’s practical, pragmatic approach to working with organisations in change ensures optimum outcomes for all involved. Karon assists

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Jan Natusch
Jan Natusch

Jan helps people navigate through change.  With extensive knowledge & experience in career management & transition, she understands the value of relationships in business. A people person, Jan invests time & energy in maintaining an extensive network of contacts throughout the business community.

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Leeanne Parkinson
Leeanne Parkinson

Leeanne is passionate about guiding people through career transition. With 10 years of experience in client and candidate support, she provides people with the tools and resources to take control of their careers. A warm and empathetic consultant, Leeanne is adept at facilitating group and individual outplacement services. She is a valued member of the Grafton Career Team with excellent...

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Karyn Gould
Karyn Gould

Senior HR Consultant

A highly accomplished HR practitioner, Karyn creates HR solutions that balance commercial realities with engaged, capable workforces - ultimately improving both productivity and performance across the board. With her strong generalist background encompassing a range of multi-national and NZ businesses, Karyn's comprehensive HR knowledge adds...

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Jeremy Norton
Jeremy Norton

Senior OD Consultant

A specialist in mobilising and sustaining change, Jeremy helps individuals and organisations to overcome the challenges of transformation and develop the capability to underpin transitions. An accredited Change Manager and Coach, he knows exactly what’s required to prepare leaders and teams, helping them engage with 

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Phillippa Turner
Phillippa Turner

Phillippa knows that engaged employees are key to the success of any organisation. A registered Industrial and Organisational Psychologist, she is adept at exploring and aligning the motivations of individuals, teams and businesses. An open and supportive consultant, Phillippa enjoys using her expertise in business psychology, assessment and human resources to make a positive impact on...

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Louise Dove
Louise Dove

Louise supports individuals through change. She has a passion for people & enjoys using her highly developed skills & expertise in counselling & facilitation, as a key member of the Career Team. Louise’s insight & wealth of experience is highly sought after by a wide range of organisations, large & small.

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Murray Armstrong
Murray Armstrong

Murray has a passion for business & people.  With a wealth of experience gained from working in international financial markets in New Zealand and the UK coupled with running his own business, he is a key member of the Career Team. A self-confessed technology junkie, Murray is a master at juggling multiple projects & priorities.

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Kate Viljoen
Kate Viljoen

Administrative Assistant

With a warm, friendly approach, and impressive organisational & psych administration skills, Kate is a valued member of the OD/HR team. As Administrative Assistant, she provides vital support to her consultants: from psych test administration & analysis, to welcoming clients and ensuring all processes & procedures run to plan. Originally from America, Kate first -

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Sarah Abbott
Sarah Abbott

Grafton Accountant

A financial whiz with an eye for detail, Sarah ensures all the necessary factors are in place to enable smooth and accurate transactions. As the team’s numbers expert, she uses her unique perspective to contribute to the continuous improvement of Grafton’s processes and procedures. Sarah’s extensive UK and NZ

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Monique Wheat
Monique Wheat

Career Team Administrator

Monique’s meticulous organisational skills and warm personality have stood her in great stead for her role at Grafton. As the Grafton Career Team Administrator she provides crucial support to her consultants, ensures that systems and processes run smoothly, and that all clients are very warmly welcomed.

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Barbara Troy
Barbara Troy

Barbara guides people through challenging times. Driven by the desire to empower individuals to find new ways to do things; she uses encouragement & her zest for life to help people identify where they need to make changes. Barbara makes a real difference for individuals & organisations as a key member of the Grafton Career Team.

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Colette Devcich
Colette Devcich

Colette is passionate about helping people and organisations thrive together. She guides businesses towards success by creating high performing teams aligned with, and committed to, common purposes. An inspiring and respected coach, trainer and facilitator, Colette combines keen people-insights with a strong commercial focus. Colette is an accredited Demartini and Zenergy facilitator...

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Paul Stevenson
Paul Stevenson

A respected coach and consultant, Paul knows the difference that good leadership makes to an organisation and its people. Specialising in organisational strategy, leadership development and change management, he’s been applying his skills to a variety of medium and large companies for over 18 years. A firm believer that engaged staff lead to more professional, successful and enjoyable organisations,

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Samantha Standley
Samantha Standley

Career Team Consultant

A talented coach & career consultant, Samantha excels at helping people manage change and move forward with confidence. Specialising in outplacement and transition, she works in partnership with individuals to help them appreciate their own value and to develop and achieve their aspirations. Samantha honed her impressive coaching and people skills in a -

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Jenny Manson
Jenny Manson

Jenny is dedicated to helping people cope with change. An experienced Organisational Psychologist, she supports people to better understand their strengths and weaknesses, empowering them to become more resilient and to make informed choices that fit with both their personal and working lives. 

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