With over 30 years of experience in health and safety, our team offer a range of services to support you.
Learning & Development Manager
Lara started her career as Training Manager for a large casino in South Africa. From here her extensive career of over 20 years in training and assessment continued. During this time Lara worked across a range of sectors, including Hospitality, Food & Beverage processing, Manufacturing, Engineering, Maritime and Forestry.
Lara has worked within these industries creating induction programmes, developing ongoing training programmes, and supporting individuals to achieve their NZQA national qualifications.
As the Regional Customer Manager –Northern for Competenz (a multi-sector Industry Training Organisation), Lara worked with industry partners to support them to upskill their employees on-job, aligning their internal training to national qualifications and supporting them to improve efficiencies within their workforce.
Having established Risk Ready Ltd, Deane brings considerable knowledge of industrial equipment and day-to-day running of businesses, gained after his 20 years as the Managing Director of NZ Crane Hire – one of New Zealand’s leading crane hire specialists. He is a Director and Owner of Rendertech Ltd, Australasia's leading manufacturer of waste processing equipment for the meat and dairy industries, and has been a Director of Kawerau Engineering Ltd since 2009. Deane also helps run a medium-sized Logging Operation in the Bay of Plenty with his Daughter and son in law.
Prior to founding New Zealand Crane Hire, Deane spent 14 years in the financial sector, heading up senior roles with two of the country’s biggest lending institutions, UDC and GE Capital, including five years as New Zealand Manager for GE Capital. Deane has kept an active interest in the financial sector through involvement with Armillary Private Capital and his boutique finance company Equipment Capital Limited which is a licensed broker for Speirs Finance.
It is this experience as well as his comprehensive expertise in day-to-day safety management, strategy formation, financial management, marketing, and sales which Deane brings into Risk Ready.
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