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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.

Amanda Marris

ACCOUNT DIRECTOR, New Zealand

Amanda Marris

ACCOUNT DIRECTOR, New Zealand

Amanda leads client Field Marketing and Training programs. She has over 20 years’ experience working in New Zealand, Australia and the UK with high profile national and multinational organisations in Retail, Information Technology and Professional Services.  Very customer focused, Amanda has honed her excellent communication and project management skills within a number of blue chip companies including The Warehouse, Canon, Bayleys Real Estate, Gateway and PC Direct.

Amber Duff

ACCOUNT MANAGER, Australia

Amber Duff

ACCOUNT MANAGER, Australia

Amber joined Market Pulse in 2003 in Auckland. After working with a wide range of New Zealand based clients she shifted to Australia to work in the Financial Services sector.  She re-joined Market Pulse in 2013 and now heads up retail client services in Sydney.

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.

Karina Corlett

ACCOUNT DIRECTOR, New Zealand

Karina Corlett

ACCOUNT DIRECTOR, New Zealand

Karina oversees the New Zealand client services team as well as managing a portfolio of clients. She has over 15 years’ experience in the retail industry and is passionate about helping clients develop and manage the ultimate customer experience for their customers.

Kelvin Wooster

ACCOUNT DIRECTOR, Australia

Kelvin Wooster

ACCOUNT DIRECTOR, Australia

Kelvin is a multi-disciplined Account Director with eight years’ experience focused on information technology, communications and customer experience improvement. He manages a number of field marketing programs dedicated to promoting small business growth in ANZ and SEA. Born in South Africa and having lived in New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the United States; Kelvin has a unique perspective and approach to how he manages and works with his teams.  He is passionate about people, technological innovation and building brand awareness.

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.

Sarawut Khunkam (Khun Kay)

ACCOUNT DIRECTOR, Thailand

Sarawut Khunkam (Khun Kay)

ACCOUNT DIRECTOR, Thailand

Sarawut graduated from Assumption University with an MBA, and has previously worked in international customer relationship management.  He joined Market Pulse in 2003, and has held a wide variety of roles within our Bangkok office.  In his role of Regional Operations & Service Manager he manages our large regional accounts in South East Asia and our Field Marketing teams across the region.

Shaun Hellyer

ACCOUNT DIRECTOR, Australia

Shaun Hellyer

ACCOUNT DIRECTOR, Australia

Shaun brings 15 years of experience in sales and account management in the B2B sector to the role of Account Director.  While naturally analytical he is committed to finding the right solution for his clients.  And by working in partnership with clients he focuses on driving their performance to new heights in brand image and customer service excellence.

Simon Leitch

CHIEF EXECUTIVE

Simon Leitch

CHIEF EXECUTIVE

Simon has led management teams in Australasia, North America and Europe, and held executive and management roles in Retail, B2C and B2B businesses which include: Icebreaker, New Image Group, Yellow Pages, Fonterra, and Marks & Spencer.  He also has 20 years of international sales and marketing experience, and is passionate about building brand equity and driving profitable growth.

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.