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Our People

He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tāngata! He tāngata! He tāngata!
What is the most important thing in the world? It is people! It is people! It is people! 
With more than 400 employees and growing, UniServices is a diverse company with staff across Aotearoa New Zealand working in many different fields.
Meet some of our senior people.

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Executive Team

Andy Shenk

Chief Executive Officer

Andy Shenk was appointed UniServices CEO in 2013. With a PhD in Biological Sciences, he spent the first ten years of his career as an academic at universities in the United States. Prior to joining UniServices, he held a variety of senior positions in New Zealand industry, including in research strategy, venture investment and as Fonterra’s chief scientist.

Will Charles

Executive Director – Investment

Will Charles has been Executive Director Investment since 2005. In the last six years alone UniServices has started, supported and invested in 43 technology-based companies that have raised nearly $1 billion million in venture and seed funding for these companies. In 2016 he founded and manages the University of ƵInventors Fund, a $40m evergreen fund dedicated to start-ups generated by staff and students at the University of Auckland.

Hamish MacKenzie

Executive Director – Finance

Hamish MacKenzie is a Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA) with a wealth of strategy, finance, operations and project leadership experience. He is focused on business transformation to improve performance and has held senior positions at Babcock, the Retirement Commission, SkyCity, Farmers and KPMG. He began his role at UniServices in 2022.

Grant McKendry

Director of People and Culture

Grant McKendry has been working in human resources for nearly 20 years and held senior roles at Russell McVeagh, Beca and Deloitte before beginning his role at UniServices in 2021. He holds a degree in management and a post-graduate diploma in human resources.

Toni Moore

Executive Director – Business Units

Toni Moore was appointed UniServices Executive Director for Business Units in 2020. She is a senior executive and director with over 25 years’ experience in global organisations, including global leadership roles at Orica and Fonterra as well as at the international management consultancy KPMG.

Greg Murison

Executive Director – Strategic Growth

Greg Murison (Kāi Tahu, Kāti Māmoe, Waitaha) joined UniServices in 2019 as Executive Director for Strategic Growth. He has over 25 years’ experience in executive management and holds a PhD in immunology. He has worked in the biotech industry, universities and most recently in AgResearch, a Crown Research Institute.

Tama Davis

Executive Director Māori

Tama (Ngāti Whātua, Ngāti Haua, Ngāti Tuwharetoa) supports UniServices in mātauranga Māori. Tama holds an MBA and has more than 25 years’ experience in public health, mental wellbeing and governance. Contact Tama about Kaupapa Māori related to UniServices-managed services and projects.