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, Dave Gibbon, Paul Morrison, Helen Marginson, Mickenlee Scott, Rachael Ingram, Greg Jones, Simon Gatward, and Andrew McDonald 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.
Kerry has a career in Information Technology and Telecommunications, working with local and multi-national organisations throughout his career. The truth is, he loves technology but knows it must work and deliver tangible benefits. Kerry enjoys working with different client teams while growing the Edge Communications’ business.
Kerry supplies telecommunication, commercial and project management skills, and is responsible for 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 longsuffering 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.
Jason leads our Consulting Practice.
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.
Dave spends much of his spare 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.
Dave leads our Telecommunication Practice.
Although Mickinlee is not a veteran in the ICT industry like her colleagues, she has IT skills that out match them, such as the patience that comes with setting up someone’s MFA or ‘turning it off and on again.’ Even though she pretends to understand what the cloud is, don’t let her lack of experience fool you, she is a Swiss army knife of sorts, with administration and management experience across a range of industries including construction and adventure camps in the UK.
When Mickinlee isn’t at work keeping the team in line, you’ll find her fishing, watching a crime documentary or sitting by the fireplace crocheting her next project with a cheeky wee gin.
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. Both of Helen’s daughters are mad about football so she will be found most weekends and evenings supporting them from the sidelines!
Rachael Ingram is a Senior Project Manager and a PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP). She understands that different companies don’t always fit into one box when it comes to project management, and will work with her clients to ensure the practices and tools used are fit for purpose.
Outside of work, Rachael loves to take advantage of her husband’s new found obsession – the low and slow BBQ, offering her services to be the guinea pig for all new recipes he wants to try out. Her two sons keep her busy, and the family love to sneak in as much travel as possible – whether it’s just an hour drive outside of Christchurch to do a hike at Rakia Gorge or to head up to Auckland or across to Oz to visit friends and family.
Rachael has worked across a range of industries and sectors including aviation, agriculture, health, civil, social work, and software and development. Strong communication is at the heart of what Rachael does, with the ability to communicate and build report with stakeholders at all levels. She has often been described as a “driver”, and loves to deliver results for her clients.
Simon is a keen outdoorsman and in between family life he likes to bike, climb, ski tour and run although his true passion is cooking with a good Italian opera in the background trying his best at lip-syncing!
Simon has been working in the Telecommunications industry for 20 years with a focus on account management, product and solution consultancy across the corporate and SME sectors.
His experience includes fixed voice, mobile voice and data, as well as collaboration, Wide Area Networking, wireless technologies and IoT.
Greg has worked for IT consulting companies Datacom and Digital Equipment Corporation as well as in-house CIO roles leading IT strategy, delivery and operations for Ansett New Zealand and Manaaki Whenua. With over 30 years industry experience Greg brings extensive skills in the areas of ICT Strategic Planning, Governance, Risk Management and Project management.
Outside of work Greg enjoys the occasional game of golf, biking rail trails & spending time outdoors with the family at Tekapo. He also loves his rugby and cricket, especially if accompanied with a good craft beer in hand.
Andy’s passion isn’t running or mountain biking. He gets his outdoor fix from adventure motorcycling, hunting, and fishing instead. Like Kerry, Andy loves the Rural lifestyle living on a 10-acre block, in North Canterbury with his wife and their collection of animals. Andy has 27 years IT and Telecommunications experience with a strong background in WAN, LAN, Voice and Cloud projects.