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Our Team

Our New Zealand based team is friendly, experienced, and innovative.

From our consultants to our developers and everyone in between, we are committed to excellence – and we enjoy a good challenge.

Our team of experts consistently creates dynamic solutions for our customers. We make difficult tasks easier with time saving workflows and software that does the heavy lifting, so you have the freedom to focus on running a successful business.

Meet some of the key members of our team.

Gail Murdoch

General Manager

Gail has more than 25 years of experience working in the technology sector both in NZ and the UK. Her roles in the UK were in senior leadership, working for large global corporations where success comes from strategic positioning, commercial awareness, and building strong relationships. After nearly 20 years in the UK, Gail returned to NZ with her family, choosing Nelson as their home. Gail began working with Nimbus as Business Development Manager and then took the opportunity to move back into a management position as General Manager.

Gail enjoys hanging out with her family and friends, soaking up the good life in Nelson and indulges her passion for fine wine.

Daryl Woodward

Client Relations Manager

Daryl grew up in the Nelson/Marlborough area and was educated at Marlborough Boys college.

Prior to joining Nimbus, Daryl was a client relationship manager for a mailing house where he managed two of their key accounts, Vodafone and ACC, over a nine-year period.

He is passionate about building relationships with Nimbus clients and helping them find solutions that will make a meaningful impact on their business.

In his personal life, Daryl likes keeping active usually with a combination of cycling and running. In 2020 Daryl completed Tour Aotearoa, a 3000km cycle brevet of NZ from Cape Reinga to Bluff.

Leanne Schmidt

Consulting Services Manager

Leanne’s background is in Consulting and Product Management, leading ERP software implementation projects for large corporates and development projects for legal software solutions.  

She enjoys the melting pot that is life and organising various construction projects on her rural property, contributing plenty of revenue in our industry! 

As a passionate volunteer, she supports many national and Te Tau Ihu/Top of the South charities in social services, rural connectivity, and learning programs for neuro-diverse children. In her downtime, she enjoys being out on the water, creative writing, cooking up a storm (not the weather), and spending time with her collie dog.

Banphot Uthaphan

Development Team Leader

Banphot came to New Zealand in 2006 and joined the Nimbus team on an internship in 2015, and he has been with the company ever since. Over the years Banphot has developed his skills within and outside of the company. Banphot loves working in the fast-paced software industry and keeps up to date with technologies and development skills so he can use these skills to continually improve Nimbus.

Although he has been in New Zealand for a few years he keeps in touch with his Thai roots, cooking delicious Thai food and helping his cousin at a local Nelson restaurant, Nahm.

Michelle Fitzgerald

Senior Business System Consultant

Michelle originally worked for Nimbus (way) back in 1995. Along the way, she left to start up a construction company with her partner, where she learned firsthand the requirements of running your own business. Having walked the walk, Michelle truly understands the needs of the contracting industry.

Since her return to Nimbus, her specialties include workflow improvements, contracting, reporting, and responsively understanding a client’s requirements.

When Michelle is not working, she enjoys cycling, walking, and driving her classic mini, George

Wayne Harvey

Senior Business System Consultant

Prior to Nimbus, Wayne held senior management positions with Westpac in Wellington. At Westpac he oversaw several operational teams in the financial services division where he worked with various workflow and accounting systems. Wayne has experience in systems specification, testing, documentation, user training, and project management.

At Nimbus, Wayne is a key solution architect, from the design of specialised products for our clients, through to the delivery; he produces incredible results. Wayne is married with two sons, who are keen motocross riders and competitors that make him very proud, despite unreasonably raising his and his wife’s heartrates.

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