Dave Angela, Amanda, David, Liddy, Nick, Geerten, Adrian

Our People

The team at Productivity People are experts in their field and have over 100 years of combined experience between them.

You can’t Google what we do for your organisation.

Meet the team from Productivity People

Geerten Lengkeek

Managing Director

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Geerten helps manufacturing and supply chain companies achieve breakthrough performance in their operations.The resulting benefits include sustained competitiveness in cost, customer service and quality… Read more

Liddy Bakker

Director

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Liddy has a natural ability for strategic thinking and easily sees connections and opportunities. Her natural ability for lateral thinking helps organisations excel through the adaption & implementation of innovative concepts…. Read more

Nick Brownsword

Senior Consultant

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Nick has an extensive background as a productivity consultant in manufacturing and other operational settings. Nick’s strategic understanding and direct approach enable him to gain buy in at a Leadership level…  Read more

David Hall

Senior Consultant

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David has 20+ years’ experience in food and beverage manufacturing both in the UK and New Zealand, including at Heinz and Montana Wines. His operations experience includes manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution…. Read more

Dave Fellowes

Senior Consultant

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Dave arrived in NZ in 2002 with extensive operational experience in fast-moving consumer goods manufacturing, having worked at Nutricia and Northern Foods in the UK. In New Zealand, he further honed his Continuous Improvement skills at…. Read more

Amanda Green

Senior Consultant

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Amanda has 18 years’ experience in improving business operations in the oil and gas and heavy industry in New Zealand. She has held diverse roles including process and systems improvement, data analysis, project management and planning. Her experience helps her to …. Read more

Adrian Tighe

Emeritus Toyota Expert

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Adrian has an impressive background in leadership, training and Lean principles. Over the past two decades, Adrian has shared these insights and experience to help improve organisations around the globe, including Toyota, Fonterra, Westland Milk Products, Patchells Group… Read more

Angela Spackman

SME Specialist

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Angela is passionate about the positive contribution well-run SMEs make to the fabric of the communities within which they operate. She is excited to combine her personal experience of business ownership and the excellent Productivity People system to deliver real and lasting change for … Read more

Alex Hopkins

Asset Performance Specialist

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Alex has extensive experience in turning asset-dependant companies into leaders of their industry by focusing on maintenance best practice. This involves a proactive, systematic, and continuous improvement approach to maintenance that … Read more

Juergen Link

Engineering Specialist

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Juergen started working as a fitter on the shop floor in Germany and over a 40-year period working in maintenance, engineering, and project management step up to positions including Managing Director and global GM for Engineering and Maintenance …. Read more

Arron Stewart

South Island enquiries

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Born and raised in Invercargill, Arron has 20+ years’ experience in the New Zealand Chemical industry. With roles ranging from product sourcing and importation to manufacturing and distribution in complex, large scale, 24/7 operations. Arron has spent … Read more

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Do you want to join a group of experienced productivity improvement people that are passionate about improving performance of organisations? Productivity People has a clear vision about how New Zealand organisations can become industry leaders … Read more

Our Technical Board

Farzana Adams


Farzana’s 20-year global food-sector career spans multiple industries, including; seafood, horticulture, poultry, beverages and biological vaccines for animal health. Farzana is keenly interested in improving efficiency to reduce costs and improve quality. She has focussed on this, working with teams in manufacturing plants in NZ and globally. Farzana has a Master of Science in Food Safety and an MBA. Farzana currently is Head of Global Quality and Technical at Zespri International.

Desh Edirisuriya


Desh is a highly capable, experienced professional who has over 20 years of experience in developing and implementing business transformation programs, practical application of CI methodologies, and people development to improve business performance across multiple functions within a global organisation. Desh is currently the General Manager of New Zealand operations and Business Excellence at Fisher and Paykel Healthcare and a is Non-Executive Director of Syft Technologies Ltd.

Hardeep Kang


Hardeep is a Tertiary qualified senior manager with strong leadership in operational, technical, food safety, and quality competencies gained through 38 years in the primary industry. She is a verified developer of key talent and high-performing teams, Hardeep is a business mentor who has the ability to see the bigger picture, build strategy, and enact successful sustainable change. Hardeep currently is the General Manager Food Safety and Quality at Sanford Limited.

Ash Nicholson


Ash is an experienced business leader in multinational corporates and fast-growing privately-owned businesses in FMCG, Construction, and Agri Tech. He has a career built in senior management roles holding responsibility for all business operations. Ash’s specialism is leading and implementing Lean Manufacturing Principles and he has a proven record of developing high preforming teams in high growth phase businesses. Ash is currently the COO at Bluelab Corporation Limited.

Our Advisory Board

Tony Hawken & David Irving


Under Tony Hawken’s tenure as CEO of EastPack, the kiwifruit postharvest operator became the pre-eminent player in the industry. Tony holds several directorships, including on the board of Zespri. He has an unmatched ability to cut through to what is right.

David Irving has been successful in two careers, firstly as CEO of HeinzWatties and subsequently founding the IceHouse, which has been instrumental in the success of businesses and their owners and has helped nurture many start-ups to success. David continues to be on many boards or in advisory roles. He has the uncanny skill to ask a single question that makes you think for months.

Demarken group
Global Lean Alliance
Productivity People

We are founding partners of the GLOBAL LEAN ALLIANCE, an initiative of PRODUCTIVITY PEOPLE LIMITED and DEMARKEN GROUP to leverage capability, capacity and connections for operational transformation worldwide.

Global Lean Alliance

Keenan Jansen (Demarken Group) & Geerten Lengkeek (Productivity People)


Our Purpose

Our Purpose

To provide a stunning opportunity for a team of like-minded people to change the productivity performance of our clients

Is this You?

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Do you want to join a group of passionate productivity improvement people that use their passion and expertise to build internal capability in Lean to achieve long lasting operational transformations?

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