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Today our team boasts first class experience and skill across a broad and diverse range of industries and markets - all learnt from genuine industry experience and the school of hard knocks.  We understand retail management, customer service, marketing, brand management, sales management, in-store activation, promotions and research.

Amber Jay

ACCOUNT DIRECTOR, New Zealand

Amber Jay

ACCOUNT DIRECTOR, New Zealand

Amber leads client Field Marketing and Merchandising teams.  She has over 20 years of retail experience, working in a variety of roles where she has gained extensive retail and customer service knowledge.
She has worked for Market Pulse for 10 years, and worked on most of our major clients work programs across multiple countries.  She is passionate about working with clients to develop and deliver customer experience strategies which drive competitive advantage.

Andy Gregory

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Andy Gregory

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Andy manages our international operations. With over 10 years operations experience at Market Pulse he knows what it takes to deliver results for our clients.  Working closely with our Australasian, South East Asia and South Africa teams he ensures we have the correct people and processes in place to manage and deliver all programs. Andy also works closely with our IT team to develop new products and systems. 

Ants Hurdley

FOUNDER & DIRECTOR

Ants Hurdley

FOUNDER & DIRECTOR

Ants co-founded Market Pulse and remains an active executive Director.  He is responsible for leading the product, development, and IT support teams.  Over the years he has developed many of the businesses operating systems and software.  Outside of Market Pulse Ants has extensive business management and ownership experience, which enables him to bring an ‘owners’ perspective to solving client’s needs.

Jenny Aukino

FINANCE MANAGER

Jenny Aukino

FINANCE MANAGER

Jenny joined Market Pulse in 2001 as an Accounts Assistant and has progressed through the finance department to now lead the team.  In addition to managing our own accounts she also works closely with select clients to oversee the execution of rewards and rebate programs.

Philip Mercieca

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

Philip Mercieca

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

Philip has over 25 years of research, management and operations experience in Europe, Asia and Australasia. His early background in research was in political polling and social research in the UK, but has worked in the field of customer experience measurement internationally for over 20 years. Formerly a Director of Research International UK, Philip moved to NZ in the 90’s and subsequently joined Market Pulse in 2000. Philip is a former Chair of the New Zealand Association of Market Research Organisations.

Wendy Palmer

FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE CHAIR

Wendy Palmer

FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE CHAIR

Wendy co-founded Market Pulse and was responsible for driving its growth from those humble beginnings to a leader in the New Zealand market place.  After pursuing an executive career in media, which included being CEO of Mediaworks Radio, she has recently returned to Market Pulse to lead business development.

Witchaya Lekagul (Khun Pom)

COUNTRY MANAGER, Thailand

Witchaya Lekagul (Khun Pom)

COUNTRY MANAGER, Thailand

Witchaya holds a Bachelor of Anthropology from Silpakorn University and a post graduate diploma in Anthropology and English from Oxford Brookes University, UK.  She joined Market Pulse in 2000 and has worked on our key account Field Marketing programs, along with driving our retail client services business.  She manages all sales, client services and operations in the SEA region.