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Our Management team and Values

Our values are actively practised in our company and believe you will feel the difference when you meet an Asparona team member. They are:


  • Goal orientated
  • Ownership
  • Respect
  • Connected
  • Trust
  • Loyalty


The focus for the management team is to ensure the Asparona way is consistently delivered.

Don Sykes, CEO

Don’s passion is being part of a successful company which helps clients translate their technology investments into tangible business and people benefits. He began his career as a Chartered Account with Ernst and Young. Don held senior management and CEO roles with Hewlett Packard, Tech Pacific and Sun Microsystems, working across South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. He formed Asparona in 2000 with Ian Rogers.

Contact Don by phone +64 21 520 416 or email Don

Selwyn Brunsdon, Northern Region Practice Manager

Selwyn ensures our clients are satisfied with the account management and project delivery in the Northern Region. He has a broad range of experience across the IT spectrum includes consulting, project management, software development and as an analyst. With over 10 years at a senior management level, he has managed projects which included the Oracle technology and applications stack, MS Dynamics and worked in South Africa, UK and New Zealand.

Prior to joining Asparona, Selwyn worked for Deloitte, Oracle and his industry experience included telecommunications, IT, tax and postal services.


Contact Selwyn on +64 21 462 975 or email Selwyn


Martin Paget, Client Services Manager

Martin is responsible for account management and business development for the lower North Island and South Island regions. Martin has over twenty years of Information Technology consulting experience including sales, business development, business analysis, project management and consulting practice management roles delivering ERP and technology solutions into predominantly Government, Financial Services, Education and Health industries.
Martin’s focus is to assist organisations to explore and find business application and technology solutions to address their business challenges and to extract the maximum business value at the least possible cost.

Prior to joining Asparona Martin worked for Accident Compensation Corporation, Lombard Asset Finance Group (UK) and Deloitte Consulting (NZ).

Contact Martin on +64 273211581 or email Martin

Terry Brett, Chief Financial Officer

Terry ensures the smooth running of our company administration and financial affairs. His extensive experience has been gained in large and medium sized corporates with a mixture of manufacturing, services and automotive industries.

Contact Terry on +64 9 529 1002 or email Terry


Gareth Glover, Services Manager

Gareth works as a trusted business advisor with Asparona’s clients to help them plan, develop, implement, operate and continuously improve their business processes and Oracle business applications landscapes. Gareth currently oversees all of Asparona’s Development, Oracle Education and Managed Services. Prior to joining Asparona in 2015 Gareth spent 15 years with Deloitte working across New Zealand and the United States. 

Contact Gareth on +64 21 584 081 or email Gareth