About

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We are New Zealand’s foremost Information and Knowledge Management experts

 

Our team provides you with the tools, methodologies and training to deliver proven records, content and knowledge management solutions. We specialise in using Microsoft 365 to create your digital workplace, and getting it right the first time. Our tailored iWorkplace apps & frameworks give you an industry advantage and safe start.

 

We have worked with over 150 organisations in Australasia on strategy, reviews, implementation and design assignments.

 

Sarah Heal, co-founder and director, recently discussed what we do on the Canterbury Tech Communications podcast:

 

Hear Sarah talk about how we’ve built IL into the success story it is today

2019: For the Empowering Employees category

2019: For the Modern Workplaces category

For Cloud Productivity & Collaboration & Content

The first and only kiwi company to be awarded this honour

2017: For the Government and Public Sector category

Our management team

Grant Margison
Grant Margison
Director and Strategy Lead

A co-founder of Information Leadership, Grant combines his experience in corporate management roles with a passion for technology and information. Grant is in charge of strategic direction and innovation at Information Leadership.

Sarah Heal
Sarah Heal
Director and Operations Manager

A co-founder of Information Leadership, Sarah is an enthusiastic advocate for the power of information. She has a deep recordkeeping, change management and information management background that sets Information Leadership apart.

 David Seel
David Seel
Major Implementations and Technical Services Manager

David is an outstanding technical and project leader who has been with Information Leadership for 15 years. He has deep technical and systems knowledge as well as experience delivering projects across complex organisations in multiple sectors.

Chrissie Curtis
Chrissie Curtis
Wellington Consulting Manager

Chrissie has been bringing her energising focus on customer experience to Information Leadership for over 10 years. She has no problem running technically complex projects and bringing together the people and technology required.

Mark Watson
Mark Watson
365 Implementation and Usability Design

Mark is an experienced technical solutions consultant. He brings cutting edge usability design and best practices in business analysis, infrastructure and information architecture into modern digital workplaces.

Katherine Deacon
Katherine Deacon
365 Implementation lead

Katherine can take charge of any Microsoft 365 project with well planned and thought through solutions to business needs. From intranet, data analysis and governance through to business process review and improvement.

Ian Morrish
Ian Morrish
Technical Director - Infrastructure and Cloud Platforms

Ian is one of New Zealand's top SharePoint experts, having worked at Microsoft for 10 years prior to joining Information Leadership. His expertise in SharePoint and Microsoft 365 is invaluable, and he regularly mentors Information Leadership and customer staff.

Jos Auker-Woor
Jos Auker-Woor
Technical Director - Development

Jos' experience spans more than 20 years and he excels at sharing new technology and ways of working. He puts his second-to-none trouble shooting skills to work as lead architect for Information Leadership's iWorkplace product line.

Kristy Archer
Kristy Archer
365 Implementation Lead

Kristy uses her pragmatic and organised approach as a superb project and design lead for ECM projects. This includes a specialty for Council EDRMS and ECM implementations.

A brief profile of our work and customers

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Our Customers

We have worked with over 150 organisations on substantive work. These are small, medium and large organisations from many sectors, including science, health, education, local and central government, utility, commercial, and professional services.

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Our Location

We have main offices in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, as well as resources in Hamilton and Dunedin. Visitors are always welcome!

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Our Expertise

We have all skills and experience in house- with our master practitioners and technical experts providing solutions across Information Strategies, SharePoint Technical, Information Management, Governance, EDRMS, Intranet, Training and more.

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Recordkeeping

We have recognised and proven expertise in recordkeeping and PRA compliance. This includes developing and delivering Archives NZ public PRA compliance training for the last three years.

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ECM Technologies

We have done strategy, design and implementation assignments in the bulk of EDRMS and ECM systems used in New Zealand, including Dataworks, Hummingbird (Livelink), Objective, SharePoint and TRIM.

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iWorkplace™

iWorkplace is our methodology, training iLabs and Apps for extending SharePoint for PRA compliance, document management, intranets and specific information and knowledge management solutions.

Beginnings

 

Information Leadership was formed by Sarah Heal and Grant Margison in 2004. Sarah and Grant remain active in leading the business as well as conference presentations and workshops.


Their book on information management, "Flapping to Flying: Getting value not Grief from Information Technology" articulates our user centred philosophy for information and knowledge management. The book's models are regularly used in our consulting assignments and implementations.

Want to know more?

Helping New Zealand thrive and prosper through smart ways of using information and knowledge

Microsoft 365 and Information Management services for over 150 organisations - see what they have to say

Harness information, knowledge and the power of teamwork to remove risk and drive efficiency

Next Steps

Learn from and leverage our expertise by exploring our Information Management whitepapers, webinars and case studies.

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Book or enquire about in-house training and mentoring, or coaching and secondments.