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Group Chief Executive Officer

Phil Martin

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Group Chief Operating Officer

Matt Roberts

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NZ Sales & Marketing Manager

Ian Hight

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Finance Manager

Donna Dicker

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Head of Development Services

Albert Vanderplancke

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Head of Professional Services

Tim Partington

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Head of Managed Services

Donna Robinson

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Head of Operations

Warren Brennan

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Group Chief Executive Officer

Phil Martin

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Phil Martin - Group CEO, business leader and passionate fisherman

Phil has overall responsibility for building a healthy business, with a focus on growth both in New Zealand and overseas, primarily in Australia. Providing innovative solutions that deliver high customer satisfaction, in a cost effective manner, remains Phil's most important KPI for the company.

As an experienced people manager, he keeps the SASIT team of highly-technical and dedicated staff engaged and passionate about the company’s strategy, direction and customer-centricity.

Phil joined SASIT in 2004 following a career with large, typically US-based multinationals, Data General, Telecom and, latterly, IBM. In his current role, Phil is now extremely pleased to be in the position to make decisions that are most appropriate for Australasian-based businesses, scaled and packaged in a manner that work best in Australia and New Zealand.

On the weekend, away from the office, you might find Phil out on the Hauraki Gulf – one of the most stunning places on earth.

Contact Phil for advice and guidance on:
  • Business transformation and growth
  • Building partnerships of value
  • Motivating a world-class team
  • Finding where the fish are

Group Chief Operating Officer

Matt Roberts

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Matt Roberts - Group COO, cloud guru and mad-keen golfer

Matt is responsible for delivering SASIT’s cloud consulting and data centre services. For our customers he focusses on cloud technology, including IaaS, and on our services as an MSP.

Matt has worked in the IT industry for a large integrator and, following that, for nine years at SASIT. So he has the expertise to translate the business value of technology into actionable solutions for our customers.

Matt also donates some of his spare evenings to community work: he has been a Director of the YMCA for two-and-a-half years, serves on the Board of Diabetes Auckland and also helps mentor start-up businesses at Massey University’s ecentre on their Albany campus.

On the weekend, away from the office, the best place to find Matt is on Titirangi Golf Course – but don’t interrupt him while he’s teeing off.

Contact Matt for advice and guidance on:
  • Cloud consulting
  • IT as a Service
  • Outsourcing
  • Putting

NZ Sales & Marketing Manager

Ian Hight

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Ian Hight - NZ Sales and Marketing Manager, Chief of Customer Success and amateur videographer

Ian is responsible for ensuring that each of our customers achieves the outcomes that SASIT is engaged to deliver. Passionate about the use of technology for business advantage, Ian is a 30 year veteran of the IT industry. He brings a wealth of experience having worked for global corporations as well as innovative NZ start-ups.

Ian is SASIT’s CCS (Chief of Customer Success), focused on creating competitive advantage through the use of technology.  He enjoys working with organisations to help solve problems as well as create new opportunities.

Particularly experienced with outsourcing, Ian appreciates that IT is but a tool. The benefits that IT helps realise result from bringing together the right products, people and processes, all in the right timeframes.

Outside business hours you are likely to find Ian behind a video camera, at his editing suite or maybe flying his camera-equipped quadcopter. He was President of The Auckland Movie Makers Club for three years.

Contact Ian for advice and guidance on:
  • Creating a competitive advantage
  • Improving business efficiency
  • Enhancing customer experience
  • Video production

Finance Manager

Donna Dicker

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Donna Dicker, Finance Manager

 Donna is responsible for the financial management and reporting of SASIT organisations both domestically and internationally.  She has a wide range of financial skills essential to optimising business performance.  Donna has a diverse background including chartered accountancy and senior management roles with multinational corporations.  Most recently she held senior roles within NZ National and Regional  professional sports organisations.

In her leisure time she is an avid sports fan who can often be found at Eden Park soaking up the live action.

Head of Development Services

Albert Vanderplancke

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Albert Vanderplancke - Head of Development Services, analytics guru and speed junkie

Albert is responsible for delivering our full suite of software development and system integration services. He is focussed on delivering to our client’s business solutions with bespoke software development (covering the full SDLC) and disparate system integration for both local and overseas customers.

Albert has worked in the IT industry for 24 years including several large integrators in Australia and for five years at SASIT. He has the expertise to translate the business value of software development requirements into actionable solutions to address the client’s variable business needs.

Away from the office, Albert enjoys travel, fishing and has had a long term interest in all things mechanical such as race cars, aircraft and motorcycles.

Contact Albert for advice and guidance on:
  • Business solutions from software development
  • System integration
  • Business analytics
  • Anything fast with a motor

Head of Professional Services

Tim Partington

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Tim Partington - Head of Professional Services

 

Tim leads the Professional Services Team which focuses on Infrastructure and Cloud Architecture Design, Solution Development, Project Management and Tier 3 support across numerous Technologies.

Tim has been in the IT industry for many decades and brings significant business, solution and delivery expertise having worked across a wide breadth of NZ business. A leader focused on customer value and outcomes.

Away from the office Tim can be found on one of his motorcycles enjoying everything that NZ has to offer. 

 

Head of Managed Services

Donna Robinson

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Donna Robinson - Head of Managed Services

Donna leads Service Delivery Managers and Technical teams within Managed Services who ensure that our clients mantain smooth operations of numerous technologies on premise and in the cloud.  The Managed Services team are in continuous pursuit of operational improvement.  Having worked in the IT Industry for over 30 years, Donna is passionate about building high performance teams and delivering exceptional support services.

 

When not working, Donna enjoys being out on the water fishing, kayaking, mountain biking, the rugby, motorsport and supporting kids sports in the weekends.

 

Head of Operations

Warren Brennan

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Warren Brennan - Head of Operations, data centre services guru and semi-retired sports enthusiast

Warren leads the Specialist Systems team, consultants and engineers dedicated to a high-touch service model delivering end-to-end solutions using enterprise IBM Power Systems, Linux and Oracle technologies. The team provides project, consultancy and technical services to support both customer on-premise infrastructure and the IaaS offerings within our own or our co-located data centres.

After having trained in management with a multinational market leader, Warren has worked in several technical and management roles at SASIT over the past eight years. Recently, he has been heavily focused on streamlining a structured approach to technical and operational services delivery for his team’s customers.

In his spare time, Warren is passionate about a range of sports (viewing, participating and coaching). However, with two pre-school age children, he now commits all his time and passion to work and family.

Contact Warren for advice and guidance on:
  • IBM Power Systems
  • Data centre services and IaaS
  • Technical and operational services
  • Coaching a winning team
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