Management team

Rod Sinclair
Rod Sinclair
CEO / Managing Director

Focus’ founding Director, Rod, is responsible for the overall direction and delivery of our services. His role as CEO/MD allows him to use his business acumen, financial knowledge and vision to provide quality services to clients. Having grown from a small to mid-size business, he always enjoys sharing his learnings and experiences with others in the business community.

Geoff Hinton
Geoff Hinton
Technical Director

Geoff is one of our Directors and shareholders. His role as Technical Director includes overseeing IT infrastructure network design and configuration. His many years of design experience in the IT industry and broad knowledge and approach to problem solving, have provided the basis for addressing many complex client needs. Living in Southland has provided Geoff with a perfect work-life balance.

Dave Bennie
Dave Bennie
Group Team Leader – Engineers and Director

Dave is a Group Team Leader, Director and shareholder of Focus. His role involves the delivery of Engineering, the creation of new Products and Services as well as keeping current offerings relevant to the current landscape. He is born and raised in Southland, Dave connects well with businesses in the region and enjoys forming long-term relationships with clients.

Andrea Smith
Andrea Smith
Branch Manager Christchurch / Group Sales Manager and Director

Andrea is Christchurch Branch Manager, Group Sales Manager, Director and Shareholder at Focus. Having worked across corporate and mid-market sectors for over 30 years, Andrea has the skills to successfully oversee the direction and support of our sales and consultancy teams. She is passionate about supporting local businesses, and enjoys working with the variety of businesses around the Canterbury region.

Dan Messingham
Dan Messingham
Branch Manager – Queenstown

As Branch Manager for Queenstown, Dan has the responsibility for ensuring we deliver timely and efficient services across Central Otago. He has 30 years’ experience in delivering technical solutions, and his focus is always on securing long term solutions, rather than a quick fix. Living locally in the Lakes District, Dan has a passion for the great outdoors and enjoying the region with his family.

Tracy Yule
Tracy Yule
HR / Finance Manager

Tracy has a combined role of HR/Payroll and Finance Manager, and works closely with the directors of Focus. As a founding employee of Focus, Tracy has seen us evolve from a few staff, to now over 75 employees. She loves the people that make up the Focus family and the diversity her role offers. Most recently, she has helped implement a holistic wellbeing programme for all of our staff.

Ewen Whitefield
Ewen Whitefield
Branch Manager – Gore

Working with clients and maintaining long-term relationships is an important part of Gore Branch Manager Ewen’s role. Having been involved with many different businesses since the early 90’s, Ewen has relationships that have lasted for well over 25 years. For Ewen, being local means he gets to work with a range of genuine, passionate people, who really care for their businesses and their community.

Shane Cohen
Shane Cohen
Branch Manager – Dunedin

Dunedin Branch Manager, Shane is focused on ensuring a great team and client experience. Shane is passionate about technology, people and business, and loves the sense of shared achievement when implementing technology solutions that make a real difference to a client’s business. With over twenty years of ICT experience in the Otago region, Shane says the region has never been busier since becoming a “cool little Giga-Town”.

Kerri Rayner
Matt Bruce
Branch Manager – Timaru

Having more than 20 years’ experience in the technology industry has let Matt form strong working relationships with clients across the South Canterbury region. As Timaru’s Branch Manager, Matt’s responsibility is leading our local IT team in their delivery of services. Matt has also been instrumental in the development of purpose-built software for his dairy transport and laboratories clients.

Sales team

Louise Guise
Louise Guise
Client Relationship Manager – Dunedin

Louise joined Focus as part of an acquisition in August 2019 as our Dunedin Account Manager.

Louise has worked in IT for over 10 years in the Dunedin market. Her experience in Account Management, Service and Procurement complement the skills of our Dunedin team. Louise enjoys developing and maintaining lasting relationships with our clients.

Heather Jones
Heather Jones
Client Relationship Manager – Christchurch/ERP Sales Consultant

Heather’s role as Client Relationship Manager and ERP Sales Consultant sees her keep clients’ systems up to date and optimised to improve efficiency and value. She measures success through the tangible outcomes that she and her team deliver to clients’ business process, and the impact technology has on their business and bottom line.

Karen Iremonger
Karen Iremonger
Client Relationship Manager – Queenstown

Karen is one of our Client Relationship Managers who works across the key accounts and new business opportunities in Central Otago. Her experience in the IT industry helps her guide and advise clients on how technology can improve their business. Karen always goes the extra mile for clients to produce positive and enjoyable outcomes, while building strong relationships.

Kerri Rayner
Kerri Rayner
Client Relationship Manager – Timaru

Kerri joined Focus South Canterbury in February 2021 as a Client Relationship Manager. Kerri brings experience and knowledge from business ownership and working in a broad cross section of industries having worked in communications, packaging, engineering/trade supplies and right back to a retail department store.

He enjoys getting out there and talking the all the team within businesses, giving him an understanding of the what, when and the why’s of how each business ticks. Listening and being part of the solution and success of a business is what gets Kerri up in the morning.

Kerri loves living in South Canterbury as everything is at your fingertips being the coast, lakes and mountains where you can get away and enjoy the peace and tranquillity that New Zealand offers, and enjoying this with family and friends is the icing on the top.