Workbridge, Where abilities equal employment

Senior Management Team

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Grant Cleland

Chief Executive

Grant Cleland has over 25 years’ experience working in the disability field. Grant uses a wheelchair for mobility and therefore brings to Workbridge both lived and professional experience. This is particularly with employment, transition and tertiary education for disabled people. Grant is also the Chairperson of the Disability Employment Forum (DEF). This consists of Disabled Person Organisations (DPOs) and various employment services advocating on employment issues for disabled people.

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Glen Alderton

Strategic Business Development Manager

Glen Alderton worked for the New Zealand Employment Service and Work and Income before joining Workbridge in 2001. He was previously Northern Operations Manager, and has managed Workbridge centres in Auckland and Whangarei.

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Mark Fairey

Corporate Services Manager

Mark Fairey has worked in senior management and finance roles with companies in the energy, technology, primary and investment sectors. He is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.

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Keay Bishop

Training, Development and Quality Manager

Keay Bishop worked in acute mental health in Whanganui and supported employment in Auckland before joining Workbridge in 2008. She is a former Chairperson of the Association for Supported Employment NZ and involved with writing and now assessing the Diploma and Certificate of Employment Support. Keay has basic communication skills in NZ Sign Language.

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Adie McLachlan

Service Delivery Manager

Adie McLachlan worked for the Canterbury District Health Board and Rehabilitation League before joining Workbridge in 1990. She was previously Southern Regional Manager, and has managed Workbridge centres in Canterbury and North Otago.

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