Our Team

Beryl Oldham

Board Chair

Beryl Oldham has over 25 years’ experience in organisational learning and development, much of which was gained in the Royal New Zealand Navy. Since then she has held Human Resources and Organisational Learning and Development managerial positions in a number of organisations.

Beryl is passionate about measuring results and her company, Complete Learning Solutions, is NZ partner with the ROI Institute®.


Wayne Burroughs

Board Member

Wayne has a background as an executive in Defence and more recently in Government Regulatory practice organisations where he has been involved in leading and managing organisational change and projects both big and small. 

Wayne has on ongoing interest in using the Baldrige Performance Excellence framework to assess organisations and identify opportunities for improvement. He is an Associate Fellow of the NZ Business Excellence Foundation and a NZ Baldrige Qualified Examiner; and has worked with a number of New Zealand organisations in their journey toward performance excellence.

As well as filling senior leader roles in changing organisations, Wayne works as a facilitator and management consultant. He is available to facilitate strategic and business planning workshops as well as working in the area of change management and project management.

He is a qualified PRINCE2 manager, Change Management practioner, and experienced Better Business Case user. He also has a MA degree in Strategic Studies from Kings College, London.


Tony Stevenson

Board Member

Tony has worked with many certification bodies in more than 15 countries. He is currently Director of Training and professional development for IMAT NZ Ltd and IQM Strategies, and was Executive Director of the NZOQ (Quality New Zealand). For many years he was Country Councillor for the ASQ in New Zealand. This coupled with many International Conference papers keeps Tony active on Quality, Environment, and OSH as well as Food Safety.

Carew Hatherley

Board Member

Carew Hatherley has a background of planning and guiding ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 implementations for businesses successfully gaining Certification. An ISO Lead Auditor and Trainer, he also covers Defence Management & Military Technology. He is a Fellow of the UK Institute of Leadership & Management and a member of the NZ Institute of Directors. He is also a member of the NZ Business Excellence Foundation Advisory Board.


Keith Philips

Board Member

Keith has previously been an Exec with Apple Computers in the UK and USA washed up on NZ shores and stumbled into his business partner at QLBS.  “I had built and sold a number of tech companies and as a Venture Capitalist needed a smarter way to assess business capability and risk.  I became a user, and owner.  I am increasingly convinced that in the technology continuum this is the life after spreadsheets”.

Ian Ris

Board Member – Contract Admin

Ian has been a corporate and individual member of the New Zealand Business Excellence Foundation since 1997.

During that period he has assisted the implimentation of the criteria in the RNZN; carried out evaluations for FANZ, AUT, Ateed and their predecessors, and the NZBEF Awards; and carried out contract work for the improvement of the Foundation itself.

Contact Us

New Zealand Business Excellence Foundation

PO Box 331-658 Takapuna 0740

Level 3,
81 Grafton Road,

(09) 489 8791


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