About Us

WHAT WE DO

Workforce Development Ltd helps people develop skills they need for work or future study.  Whether they want to enter the workforce, learn new skills, get back into work or find a new career to be passionate about,  Workforce Development helps them get there.

We’ve been providing opportunities to learn and grow for individuals, communities, businesses and government departments for more than 25 years. We offer a friendly, personalised and supportive service to guide you on your journey into the Kiwi workforce and beyond.

 

 

 

 

 

WHO WE ARE

We’re a private training company owned by a trust. We’re a small, approachable team dedicated to helping Kiwis develop into successful members of the New Zealand workforce. We began as a small company in Napier and have grown into a well-regarded training organisation with campuses in Hawke’s Bay, Wellington and Auckland.

 

 

 

 

WHO WE HELP

We work with and support a wide range of New Zealanders from young people in school, school leavers, professionals, business owners and government departments. We offer a truly personalised service to foster individual growth and success.

 

 

OUR TEAM

Aaron Shackell-Smith

Managing Director

Aaron comes to Workforce Development from a number of years in senior management at education providers around New Zealand.

Anne Greenhalgh

Head of School

Anne is a strong advocate of foundation education, particularly the development and delivery of programmes that build confident learners, who in turn help build strong communities.

Tracy Jack

HR Manager

Tracy is an experienced HR Manager who has worked in a variety of organisations. She understands that it’s the people in a business that help it succeed and that those people must be supported by good HR practices.

Jess Brown

Marketing & Communications Manager

Jess has more than 10 years’ experience in sales and marketing but it’s at Workforce Development that she’s found her calling.

Kelly Wardle

Head of Department Foundation

Kelly has been with Workforce Development since the beginning of 2017 and has worked within the education sector for more than 15 years in various roles from teaching to management.

Dave Marshall

Head of Department Social Services

Having worked for many years in the field of Social Services, Dave brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Workforce Development in his role as Head of Department Social Services.

Jan Crawford

Head of Community and Work

Jan has been working in education her whole life and is passionate about helping people to communicate more effectively and use their numbers to solve problems and work efficiently.

Ganga Sudhan

Head of Department - Care Services

Ganga has a varied background in law enforcement, publishing and education, that is complemented by an international experience working with learners of all ages. This expertise honed over 23 years enables him to provide quality support for both students and colleagues alike.

Adam Punter

Finance Manager

Adam started as Finance Manager at Workforce Development in July 2018 and although he is new to the education sector he brings a wealth of knowledge with over 18 years of experience in the finance sector.

Adam is enjoying being part of the WFD team.

Lee Cartright

Student Experience Manager

Lee is based at our Manakau Campus.