Meet the management team of Aspeq

Bruce Heesterman

Chief Executive

P: +64 4 918 1567

Since qualifying as a mechanical engineer in 1985, Bruce has filled several project and general management roles at NZ Post, including GM Operations and Executive Programme Director. He has also had management roles with Transend Worldwide, Airways NZ and Aviation English Services. Bruce joined Aspeq in 2010.
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Mike Lynskey

Director Business Development

P: +64 4 916 2059

Mike has an engineering background and cut his teeth as an engineering officer in the RNZAF. He has also worked at Air New Zealand in management, operational and project roles. Mike joined Aspeq after completing his MBA in 1995, and has been involved in project and general management within the Aspeq group. He set up our operations in Australia and led the acquisition of the building industry licensing and finance industry accreditation business.
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Ian White

Chief Financial Officer

Ian is a Chartered Accountant with over 25 years of senior management and finance experience in the IT, engineering, energy and manufacturing sectors. He has also worked for Deloitte and Coopers & Lybrand in a range of accounting and consultancy roles. Ian joined Aspeq in 2010 and is responsible for the group’s finance functions. Prior to gaining his finance degree, he served in the RNZAF for eight years as an aircraft engineer and holds an NZCE engineering qualification.

Dawn Rodgers

General Manager KAIR

P: +64 4 931 0060

Dawn has a background in training and came to Aspeq after several public sector learning management roles. Dawn joined Aspeq in 1995 and has been instrumental in all the company’s major projects since. Dawn manages and develops our question banks and related products.
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Michele Thomson

General Manager Customer Services

Michele has had an extensive career leading teams predominately focused around engineering and aviation. She worked as an engineering officer in the RNZAF before moving into other leadership roles with Honeywell, Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) NZ and Callaghan Innovation. Michele’s experience with the CAA enables her to bring a strong knowledge of regulation and compliance to the role supporting effective delivery of our Customer Services function.

David Bailey

Chief Technology Officer

David joined the management team in 2016, bringing over 20 years of ICT experience to the organisation. Starting his career as a Chartered Accountant, he then made the switch to Business Intelligence; amalgamating his IT skills and financial knowledge. He returned to New Zealand after working in the London financial service sector for six years. David is a practitioner of agile development methodology, and he has proven effective in the creation and management of high performing teams.

Adila Bajema

Manager Professional Services

Adila has been with Aspeq since 1996, in a variety of roles. She has extensive knowledge of company processes and documentation and has delivered training in the United Kingdom, Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia. Adila has project managed technology rollouts in Australia for our Australian subsidiary company. As Manager of Professional Services, Adila leads a range of professional services across the Aspeq group, including compliance, project and infrastructural support.