Our People


Board of Directors

Chris de BoerChairperson

Chris has vast experience in investment banking, takeover regulation, private equity, venture capital and consulting in London, Hong Kong and Australasia.

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Jay SteadBoard Member

Jay is the former President & CEO of Sagebrush Corporation, a leader in educational software, and was a senior executive at Reynolds and Reynolds.

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Martin BingFounder / CEO

Martin Bing studied accounting and information systems at Otago University before graduating to work as a chartered accountant with Ernst and Young.

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Dennis ClerkeBoard Member

Dennis has more than 25 years’ experience in the software industry as an entrepreneur, executive and advisor.

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Advisory Board

Ian KuperusF.C.A

Ian is the Founder, Director and majority shareholder of Tax Management NZ Ltd. He worked closely with Inland Revenue to develop the legislation allowing pooling of tax payments by an intermediary.

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Tarun KanjiC.A

Tarun Kanji is the Independent Director and Chairman – New Zealand at Bank of India and CFO at Pingar. Tarun has vast experience to 1place in Capital Restructuring, Mergers & Acquisitions and business efficiency & optimisation

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Key Staff

Darrell WuChief Technology Officer

Darrell is a foundation member of the 1place staff having joined the company in 2007. He holds a double degree combining finance and IT qualifications through his Bachelor of Commerce & Administration in Information Technology and Bachelor of Computer Science degrees.

Simon ForgieBusiness Development Manager

Simon comes from a successful career spanning over a decade of sales management in telecommunications with Telstra Clear and Vodafone as well as previous experience with Utility companies. Prior to those roles, he worked in credit management for Fletchers and subsidiaries.

Tony ZhangSenior Developer

Tony graduated from Auckland University with a Bachelor degree in Computer Science. He joined 1Place in 2010 and is passionate about delivering quality software to the clients. Tony has extensive experience in web application development including three years work in Trade & Exchange.

Kerran MenziesClient Services Manager

Kerran has a background in Telecommunications having worked with Telstra Clear and Digital Mobile in Quality Assurance roles and Business Development Management. She has also worked in B2B Sales Management and process improvement.

Annette NicholsonKey Account Manager

After graduating from Aston University in the UK with joint honors in Biochemistry and Pharmacology, Annette worked for IBM in software design, development and implementation of bespoke projects for a large variety of Clients in the UK and NZ. Annette brings a strong focus on quality and customer service.