Learning Awards Silver Winner

About Complete Learning Solutions – Your L&D Specialists

The team members at award-winning Complete Learning Solutions have been on both sides of the L&D fence – as managers and employees, and as contractors and consultants – so we really do understand your challenges and your opportunities.

If you are looking for insightful, experienced, and friendly guidance, then look no further than our great team.

Learning Design

Beryl Oldham

Beryl Oldham

Beryl Oldham
MBS (Hons), CRP, DistFHRINZ, LFNZATD, FLPI, MIML
Managing Director

Beryl Oldham has over 35 years’ experience in organisational learning and development. Before moving into L&D consulting in 2013, she held senior generalist HR, organisational development, and learning and development roles in a range of government, local body, and corporate organisations.

During this time her experience spanned workforce planning, technical/professional and leadership/management competency frameworks, performance management systems, learning design, training systems management and evaluation, and measuring the return on investment (ROI) of human resources, training, and other organisational initiatives.

In addition to her Master of Business Studies in HRM and being a Certified ROI Professional® and New Zealand business partner for Drs Jack and Patti Phillips of the ROI Institute®, Beryl also holds AQF certificates in Training Systems Management and Training Evaluation, and the NZQA Certificate in Adult Education and Training (Level Five). She was the 2014 recipient of the NZATD Education Trust’s Learning and Development Practitioner of the Year Award.

Agata Oleksiak

Agata Oleksiak

Agata Oleksiak
MA (Education), MA (Multimedia Art and Design)
eLearning Consultant

Agata is renowned for creating original and effective customised training solutions. In addition to nearly two decades’ experience in publishing, graphic design, and instructional design, Agata has also been a tertiary institution tutor and trainer. This experience, combined with corporate and government training expertise, means that Agata understands how to develop resources that truly elevate the learning experience, whatever the environment.

Nic Peacocke

Nic Peacocke

Nic Peacocke
Operations Manager

Having a varied background in recruitment, marketing and events, sales, and account management has given Nic invaluable skills and insights into building strong, long lasting relationships with candidates and clients across a wide range of sectors. She does an outstanding job developing and maintaining our client and contractor database and keeps in regular contact with our clients, staff, and contractors to ensure the right fit between all parties.  

Karolyn Timarkos

Karolyn Timarkos

Karolyn Timarkos
BA (Tourism Management), NZDipBus (Marketing)
Technical Writer and Instructional Designer

Karolyn is a skilled technical writer who has many years’ experience as an instructional designer, business writer, journalist, author, editor, and proof-reader. She will identify your information needs, and plan, research, and write user guides, standard operating procedures, quick reference guides, code of practice documents, policy documents, curriculum workbooks and instruction manuals.  

 

Werner Calitz

Werner Calitz
Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
Software Engineering Manager

Werner is a highly experienced Software Engineer and Manager, with a history of successful deployment milestones. He started out developing Web based intranet systems in the early 2000s. He then switched his focus to high-performance back-end technologies to service card switching, money transfers, and transaction reconciliation solutions.

Werner spent nearly 10 years focusing on developing bill payment and beneficiary reference validation systems for Africa’s largest bank. He then spent several years focusing on team management while developing book building solutions for the international fixed income primary markets and investment banks. Most recently, he has focused on solutions aimed at the investment property market. His experience ranges from tailored on-site deployments to cloud-native, serverless solutions, and everything in between. 

Peter Devaney

 Peter Devaney

Peter Devaney
BSc (Hons) (Physics)
Learning Technology Consultant & Docebo Implementation Specialist

Peter is a highly experienced PMP Certified project manager with 20 years’ experience in learning solutions and a strong background in requirements gathering, analysis, and implementation. He specialises in learning management systems and is our resident technical guru and Docebo LMS implementation specialist.

Blake Gwilt

 Blake Gwilt

Blake Gwilt
MSc Bioinformatics, PgDipSci
LMS Technical Specialist

Blake has over 10 years’ experience in full stack website and web app development. Having developed and maintained a bespoke LMS system, Blake calls on his experience in LMS architecture, implementation, and design to provide technical support, customisation, and implementation solutions for Docebo LMS.

Craig Gwilt

Craig Gwilt

Craig Gwilt
BIS, DipICT
Systems Engineer

Craig has over 15 years’ experience in Information Technology Systems. Over the course of his career he has been involved with systems administration, engineering, deployments and migrations, and has demonstrated strength in managing project implementation and solutions architecture. With a MSP background he has also been involved with level 3 expert product and service technical support.

Rory McLean

 Rory McLean

Rory McLean
BSc Computer Science
Software Engineer

Rory is a computer science graduate who brings a wide range of technical
skills to the team. His areas of expertise are integrations development
and problem solving.

Vin Porter

Vin Porter

Vin Porter
Helpdesk & Customer Success Manager
Troubleshooter, Technical Writer, and Instructional Designer

Vin is an experienced technical writer and instructional designer who has long been a valued member of our team. In addition to his excellent analytical skills, he also has a history of working in IT as a computer technician and programmer, and has recently expanded his role with us by joining our LMS technical support team as our Helpdesk hero.

Zac Roberts

Zac Roberts

Zac Roberts
BE (Hons) Computer Software Engineering
Software Engineer

Zac has been programming for over 15 years, and is experienced with a broad range of programming languages. He has experience with backend and frontend web design, cloud services, systems thinking, software customisation and documentation, and agile development practices. His interpersonal and problem-solving skills lead to rapid identification of problems by description and thorough, collaboration-driven solutions.

He is currently pursuing his PhD in web services applications for wireless sensor networks. When not solving software problems or working on his PhD Zac enjoys learning new things, reading books, and challenging himself with tabletop and video games.

Associates

Anna Radford

 Anna Radford

Anna Radford
BA, DipBusSt, FPRINZ
Communications and Marketing

Anna is a highly experienced communications practitioner, with more than three decades experience in public relations and marketing. She works with organisations in New Zealand and internationally, providing services that include: key messaging, PR strategy, employee communication, issue management, media relations, and communication skills training.

She is a Fellow of the Public Relations Institute of New Zealand and is a past Chief Judge of the institute’s annual awards.

Olivia Rowland

Olivia Rowland

Olivia Rowland
Instructional Designer and Social Media Guru

In addition to instructional design, Olivia also has strong social media and creative skills. In a former life she was a writer and editor; skills that she puts to great use in all aspects of her work.   

 

Karen Whittaker

Karen Whittaker

Karen Whittaker
GradDip Tertiary Teaching, Certificate in Teaching
Senior Learning Consultant

With a robust background in aligning learning frameworks with organisational objectives, Karen excels at guiding teams in the development of impactful learning and development resources, ensuring that learning experiences are not only meaningful but also empower individuals to attain sustainable outcomes. Her proficiency spans a wide spectrum of methodologies, including Human-Centred Design, ADDIE, SAM, AGILE, PROSCI, and ADKAR. Moreover, Karen possesses a unique aptitude for aligning the NZQA academic framework with industry training.

Karen’s strengths extend to team leadership, stakeholder engagement, and the proficient management of learning management system implementations. She also brings expertise in moderation, facilitation, assessment writing, and the deployment of LMS solutions. Her professional journey spans complex organisations and industries, encompassing academia, finance, and technology, underscoring her adaptability and versatility. In her pursuit of excellence, Karen holds relevant qualifications in teaching and training, and she remains actively engaged in ongoing professional development to stay at the forefront of her field.