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

GM Business Development

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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Keay Bishop

Customer Insights and Quality Specialist

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

GM Employment Placement Services

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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Phillip Hendry

GM Information Technology

Phillip Hendry has 15 years experience of technology leadership in the not-for-profit sector. A former chair of the not-for-profit CIO group and holding a Masters degree in Information management Phillip's expertise is in IT governance and leading business transformation programmes supported by technology.

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