Meet the Careerforce Senior Management Team

Ray Lind
Chief Executive Officer

Ray has a driving passion to see all New Zealanders receive the very best outcomes from the health and social services sectors. As CEO of Careerforce since 2011, he has been dedicated to the positive transformation for the training and development of the care and support workforce. Ray served in the New Zealand Army, attaining the rank of Captain and also worked extensively in the charitable and community sector in New Zealand and overseas.

Andrew Saunders
General Manager Employer Services

Andrew is an expert in building high-performing teams. He has led the Careerforce Field Team for the past 7 years, supporting them to master their relationship management techniques. In his time with Careerforce, Andrew has driven the development of the Shared Plan Initiative, a workforce development plan built with individual organisations and supported by their Regional Advisor. In his spare time, Andrew is a keen cricketer, and captained the Merivale/Papanui Senior Cricket side for 5 years.

Bruce Johnson
General Manager Business Services

A former officer in the New Zealand Navy, Bruce knows how to steer a ship through uncertain waters. His strategic expertise and leadership is key to supporting Careerforce achieve its growth goals. Bruce also leads the Information Services, Research and Intelligence, Client Services and Project Office teams.

Gill Genet
General Manager Business Development

Founding member of the Careerforce 10-Year Club, Gill continues to apply passion and energy to her work, turning aspirations into action into outcomes. Gill leads our business development and sector engagement, and is heavily involved with workforce development across the sectors Careerforce covers. For Gill, it is ultimately about the difference the workforce makes in improving population health and community wellbeing for all New Zealanders.

Jane Wenman
Chief Financial Officer

Jane joined Careerforce in 2016 after lengthy experience in the Chartered Accounting world. As well as managing the finances, Jane also looks after the Human Resources, Health and Safety, and Marketing and Communications functions. Jane is focused on prioritising wellness for Careerforce staff, as a reflection of the sectors we cover.

Matt Matamua

As Careerforce Cultural Advisor, Matt brings a background in psychopaedic nursing and a long association with the intellectual disability sector to his work at Careerforce. Matt’s iwi affiliation is Muaūpoko and he has been heavily involved in the health and wellbeing sectors in Horowhenua and Manawatu.

Rod Bentham
General Manager Learning Solutions

As the most recent member of the Senior Management Team, Rod brings two decades of experience in adult education and training to his role at Careerforce. This includes teaching and executive leadership roles within the Polytechnic sector, and a leadership role with a standard setting body within NZQA. Rod is focused on ensuring the products and services Careerforce trainees and their employers access for training and assessment, are high quality and assist in their development.