Edge Communications is a small organisation that knows it must work smart and produce quality work of value to stay in business. Based in Christchurch, New Zealand, we focus on customers in the South Island.
Kerry McFetridge, Jason Fazackerley, Graham Black and Dave Gibbon specialise in data communications consulting and IT project management.
Kerry and Mrs Mc have a 10-acre block in Tai Tapu and spend most weekends planting shelter to tame Canterbury’s fearsome north-easters. He loves it. As well, Kerry is a keen mountain biker, although this is more aligned to finding the next coffee shop than any difficult tracks and runs to keep fit. Kerry has a 30-year Information Technology and Telecommunications background, working with local and multi-national organisations throughout his career. The truth is, he loves technology but know it must work and deliver tangible benefits. Kerry enjoys working with different client teams while growing the Edge Communications business.
Kerry provides telecommunication, commercial and project management skills, and is responsible for project quality while ensuring our clients get the expected benefit from our projects.
Unlike the rest of the Edge Team, Jason has yet to discover the joy of cycling or running. When he takes his two spoodles for their run around the block, it is on his new electric scooter that he replaced his Harley Davidson motorbike with. Most weekends, if not dabbling with Sound Engineering or Catering for community groups (and yes, the occasional online game), his wonderful and long suffering wife will likely have a list of gardening activities for him. Sundays are fast becoming family days for his kids and grandkids as he trials his hand at Smoker BBQing.
Having been in the IT world for many years, he has held technical leadership, service delivery, project management and senior management roles. His strengths relate to technical strategy and managing complex IT environments through transformation.
What came first… the hunger or the food?! When Graham isn’t enjoying outdoors pursuits (too many to list!), you’ll likely find his head in the pantry or staring into a food cabinet at a café. Graham tells us that keeping fit and eating “well”, allows him to enjoy the other thing close to his heart; spending time with his family. Note… there are no implications implied in the order in which Graham’s interests are listed.
Graham’s background is from both the supplier and customer side of IT. He has a particular interest in IT governance, IT Service Management and project management.
Dave has had 37 years working in the ICT arena with a focus on Telecommunications. For the latter part of this period, Dave has enjoyed solution consultancy roles providing strategy and solution design input to product development and customer solutions. Working across SME, multinational and public sector organisations a common theme has been delivering great business outcomes and user experiences. Dave’s experience includes mobile voice and data, fixed voice, Unified Communication and Collaboration, Wide Area Networking and IoT.
When at leisure Dave spends much of his time in the great outdoors with his family biking, hiking, boating, Nordic skiing and snowboarding with a bit of gardening and DIY when time permits.
Although Mickinlee has little experience in the ICT industry and spends most of her time pretending she understands the cloud, she has management skills across many industries. A swiss army knife of sorts, with most recently working construction industry and before that working in Adventure camps in the UK.
For fun, she likes collecting funny mugs and checking the mailbox. She is an avid crime documentary watcher, loves Christmas music and enjoys having a cheeky gin and tonic in the evening.
Paul has worked in the ICT industry for over 35 years. He has an extensive background in software solutions, IT Governance, Business and Sales Management and Business Development.
In his spare time, Paul is a keen mountain biker, enjoys snow skiing and is working hard to improve his golf handicap.
Helen has worked in the Aerospace and IT industry for over 25 years, in Programme and Project Management, Service Management, Business Change Management and developing and managing a mixture of PMO and IT teams. Helen has programme managed a whole range of programmes from the Typhoon jet fighter equipment programme to data centre outsourcing to digital transformation programmes and lots more in between.
In her spare time (although there doesn’t seem enough of that), Helen likes looking for new adventures with her family, whether that’s on or in the waters of New Zealand or further afield. Helen has also recently taken up dog agility with her fox terrier Poppy.