Meet the team

General Manager
Lisa Ford

Lisa was appointed General Manager of Business Mentors New Zealand in August 2015.  Prior to this she was the National Agency Manager for BMNZ for three years managing the agency delivery network.  Lisa brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience in the construction, pharmaceutical, FMG, aviation, IT and not for profit sectors in New Zealand and the UK.  She is honoured to be leading such a unique organisation that is passionate about business owners reaching their full potential in New Zealand.  

Programmes Manager
Ruth Cruden

As Programmes Manager Ruth Cruden is an accomplished, multi-skilled professional. Ruth has extensive experience in office, human resources and administration management. 
Having previously managed projects for some of New Zealand’s leading companies in support services,  mining and engineering industries, not for profit and the SME sector,  Ruth has amassed over 30 years experience in human resources, administration and the media in Scotland, England and New Zealand.

Anastasia Donnachaidh
Programmes Coordinator

Anastasia joined Business Mentors New Zealand in March 2018 to fulfil the role of Programmes Coordinator. Having completed a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Auckland in 2017, majoring in Information Systems and Operations Management she brings a fresh perspective on business and is a great asset to the team.

Anastasia is thrilled to begin her career with an organisation that is focused on supporting business owners and start-ups throughout New Zealand.