Meet

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Susan Piket

Susan is an original born and bred Nelsonian, but like many young Kiwis, couldn't wait to get out for something more exciting.  This led her to accountancy. She qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant in England, and worked her way up to Finance Director for a major Japanese securities house.  

She has since completed a MBA (Master of Business Administration) through the prestigious Henley Management College in the UK.
After returning to New Zealand she founded the Barbican Training Centre. Her experience has given Susan a solid understanding of the challenges faced by businesses today.

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Anne Harvey

Anne was born in Oamaru, and grew up  on a dairy farm. She gained a Diploma at Wellington teachers college, married a farmer and moved to in an isolated bay in the Marlborough Sounds.   In 2000, she moved to the big city (well, Blenheim) where she purchased two pre-schools.

In 2004, Anne completed her Diploma of Life
Coaching, and received the prestigious Marlborough Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award for Service.

After selling her preschools, she moved to Nelson where she developed and ran a course for  mothers of sons, and went on to write a book, Sons
to Men – A Mothers Guide.

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Graham Bradley

Originally from Blackpool in England, Graham graduated from the University of Manchester with an honours degree in chemistry.  He is an avid football fan and a lifelong supporter of the glorious Tottenham Hotspur.

In New Zealand, he worked as an Investment Advisor for Westpac for almost six years before leaving to join the Barbican team. His experience in teaching, owning his own business in England and working for a large corporate have given him valuable insight in helping students develop their financial security and business ideas.

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Scott Williamson

Scott is the token North American in the Barbican team.  He hails from Calgary in Canada, although he has lived in Nelson since 1990.  Scott has a Masters in Agricultural Economics from Lincoln University and worked as a fisheries manager in Central Government for many years.

Over the last five
years he has explored his entrepreneurial spirit by starting and running a successful small business, as well as assisting local businesses with their recruitment and human performance needs.  In his spare time, Scott is a past president of the Nelson Beekeepers' Club and enjoys an eclectic array of hobbies and activities.

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Pip Bruce

Pip has lived in Nelson for about 25 years now. She is originally from Gore in Southland and enjoyed its proximity to Queenstown, where she loved to go skiing and ice skating.  She says that living in Gore did have some compensation after all!

After a long stint at Westpac as a Lending
Consultant she joined Barbican in 2005. As the joint owner of a small business specialising in forestry, along with husband Michael, and with her Westpac experience, she adds a wealth of administration and management experience and skills to her role as Office Manager of the Barbican Training Centre.

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Rachel Greig

Almost a Nelsonian after living here for 20+ years, Rachel hails from Picton.  Along with husband Tony, she is crazy about motorcycles. You can spot Rachel on her Triumph America in full Miss Marvel cycle gear visiting clients and getting out and about on regular runs. Rachel’s superpowers include a wealth of experience in office administration, training, marketing, advertising and website development.  Along with sister Lynley, she is a business owner specialising in book-keeping and operational support.

When Rachel isn’t donning her Triumph, she loves to learn new things, spend time with her family and find some time to relax.

Rachel’s spare time dream is travelling the infamous Route 66 in the United States of America.

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Helen Magyar

Helen has vast experience in the corporate, SME, public and NGO sectors across New Zealand.  She has experience as a business owner and manager in the hospitality sector. Her other superpowers include operations, management, human resources, change management, business process engineering, policies and procedures and administration.  Originally from Wellington, Helen migrated to Blenheim in 2008.  With a background in training and inspiring people to be the very best they can be, Helen loves helping business owners and entrepreneurs get to where they want to be.  In her free time, Helen loves cooking, makes a mean lasagne and enjoys pottering around the house in the weekend.

Helen’s spare time dream is to focus on writing the book that currently lives in her head.