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The project team

You may wish to contact Kevin Seales or Carolyn King in confidence regarding the project.  If you want to make a suggestion or have general feedback for the project, please share your ideas.

Kevin Seales

Executive Project Sponsor

Tel 64 3 479 8267
Email kevin.seales@otago.ac.nz

Jared Hayes

Programme Manager

Jared is the Programme Manager and is responsible for the day to day management of the project. He has been seconded from his role as the HR Information System manager where he is responsible for managing the University’s corporate HR systems and HR software development projects. Prior to commencing at the University in 2013, Jared has undertaken a variety of IT roles including project management, business analysis and software development at a number of commercial and government organisations.

Email jared.hayes@otago.ac.nz

Carolyn King

Change Manager

Carolyn is the Change Manager for the Support Services Review and is responsible for ensuring that the organisation is ready for change. Carolyn's focus is on communications, coaching managers and identifying and developing appropriate training and support for staff.
Carolyn joined the University in 2006 and before joining the Support Services Review was a Divisional HR Manager within Human Resources. Prior to joining the University Carolyn worked as a Management Consultant for Deloitte (Dunedin) and KPMG (Wellington). As a management consultant Carolyn worked within many large projects teams and has also managed a significant number of change projects for local, regional and national organisations. Carolyn is a certified trainer in the Prosci Change Management methodology.

Tel 64 21 278 3034
Email carolyn.king@otago.ac.nz

Core Project Team

Project Leads

Paul Everett

Paul is the project lead for the IT stream, and came to the team from the Commerce division where he spent the last two years as the IT Manager. Paul has 30 years’ experience in IT across a wide range of industries including several years managing large IT teams at NZQA through a period of extensive change. He has worked in a number of IT management roles for large corporate and government agencies and has also worked for IT consultancy firms in both New Zealand and the UK.


Helen Harris

Helen is working with the Finance and Budget areas of the project with Andrea Wolf. She has been seconded for 50% of her time from her role as Treasury Accountant in the Financial Services Division. Helen has been working at the University for 13 years and has a wide knowledge of University finance systems and processes. In 2006 / 2007 she spent 15 months on a project to install Finance One in the University.


Andrea Wolf

Andrea is the Project lead for Finance and Budget and has been seconded from her role as Financial Analyst in the Health Sciences Divisional Office. Andrea started working at the University in 1994 as the Financial Accountant in the Financial Services Division. During her 8 years in the Financial Services Division, she also held the positions of Budget Accountant and Management Accountant. Andrea has been in her current role since 2004.

Subject Matter Experts (SME)

  • Richard Carlos Torr
  • Philippa Hoult
  • Kitty Higbee
  • Francesca Jackson
  • Sharon Pine