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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



Ian Rogers, Consulting Director

Ian’s focus is the successful delivery of consulting and services projects to Asparona’s customers across New Zealand and Australia. He has considerable ERP and IT project management expertise gained during his time as an application consultant, project manager and consulting manager. Prior to founding Asparona, Ian held consulting and project management roles with Oracle and Price Waterhouse. 

Contact Ian by phone +64 21 903 508 or +61 433 111 278 or email Ian




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



Donna Ruddell, Southern Region Practice Manager and Managed Services Manager

Donna manages the Southern North Island and the South Island of New Zealand to ensure effective project and account management delivery.  She has extensive experience in Project Management throughout the full project lifecycle, with particular emphasis on Transition, as well as Operations and Service Delivery.
Prior to joining Asparona, Donna worked for Northrop Grumman IT Ltd, as a Director and Programme Manager.  She has worked in the UK and US on large mission critical systems.

Contact Donna on +64 21 566 961 or email Donna


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 ensure 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