Management Team

Wynyard’s management team is drawn from leading technology companies and sector specialist bringing together skills as diverse as research and development, software engineering, finance management and commercialisation, along with deep industry and subject matter expertise.

  • Craig Richardson

    Chief Executive Officer

    Craig Richardson is Wynyard Group’s CEO. Richardson joined Jade Software Corporation as CEO in 2009 and led the strategy development and spin-out of what became Wynyard Group in 2012. He was previously the Chief Financial Officer of Coca-Cola Amatil’s (ASX:CCL) pacific operations and Vice President Finance for BlueScope Steel (ASX:BSL) for the region. Craig has also held senior executive roles in finance, strategy and planning with Vodafone in Sweden and Australia.

    Craig is a certified practising accountant and fellow of CPA Australia. He was previously an independent member of the New Zealand Defence Force governance board and a board member of New Zealand Crown entity Callaghan Innovation. Craig is also an advisor to crowdfunding platform Snowball Effect and crime prevention start-up Auror.


  • Paul Stokes

    Senior Vice President Commercial

    Appointed to senior vice president commercial in 2016, Paul’s focus is growing Wynyard’s security software business in the commercial market. A founding executive of Wynyard, Paul was previously COO responsible for business development, sales, services and support and growing Wynyard’s Partner Programme globally.  Prior to that he was Managing Director of Wynyard Group’s Investigations business unit.  Before joining Wynyard, Paul held a number of senior roles including Head of Capital Markets BAE Systems Applied Intelligence (previously known as Detica), Vice President and Global Client Executive for Perot Systems and was Head of Capital Markets and Client Partner for Cognizant, where he was responsible for the UK capital markets business including customer management, sales, marketing and business development.

    In 2012, Paul was awarded the Prime Minister’s Business Scholarship and attended the London School of Economics and Political Science to complete a Global Masters in Management in 2014.


  • Murray Page

    Chief Financial Officer

    Murray Page is Wynyard Group’s Chief Financial Officer, overseeing Wynyard’s global financial function. With a successful career in finance and business spanning two decades, Murray brings a proven track record of delivering improved business performance and stakeholder value within both listed New Zealand entities and large international companies in Australasia and the United Kingdom.

    He has held a number of key finance and management roles including Chief Financial Officer positions at Tiger Turf Group, BTI New Zealand (where he managed its financial restructure) and Stella Travel Services who acquired BTI. Murray previously spent nearly 10 years with Air New Zealand, holding a number of senior financial and planning roles including Vice President Commercial Planning and General Manager Regional Airlines. Murray has studied at Columbia University, New York and holds a Bachelor of Management Studies in Finance and Accounting from the University of Waikato. He is a Chartered Accountant and member of NZICA.


  • Chris Stauber

    Senior Vice President Product

    Chris is responsible for leading Wynyard’s product vision and strategy across research, engineering, product management and product marketing.  Chris has over 30 years of experience in building product strategy, specifications, engineering and development of enterprise software applications for multi-national companies, consulting firms, and small business. Chris has created scalable, profitable solutions that leverage advanced technologies, methodologies, and high-performance teams.  

    Prior to joining Wynyard, Chris led the Products organization for BMC Software’s Cloud and Data Center Automation business unit. Characterized as one of BMC’s highest growth potential businesses, Chris led the repositioning of the portfolio as modern, market-leading solution helping customers battle cyber threats with automated patch management, network, and server automation. Previously, Chris spear-headed GT Nexus’ transition to modern SaaS development processes, accelerating product release while significantly improving product quality and the user’s experience.


  • Stephen Banbury


    Stephen is Wynyard’s Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).  With more than 20 years’ experience he brings a wealth of strategic marketing with both business-to-business and consumer companies globally. He previously served as Vice President of Worldwide Marketing for AppDirect. In this role Stephen was responsible for the worldwide marketing function - brand, product, partner, field, channel, events, demand generation and corporate communications. Previous to that he held a range of other senior executive roles in marketing including Vice President of Worldwide Commercial Segment Marketing for Symantec and was Senior Director, Worldwide Partner Marketing with McAfee. A native of the United Kingdom, Stephen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English & History from the University of Surrey. 


  • Sara Mottus

    Director of Human Resources

    Sara is responsible for driving Wynyard’s global HR and culture strategy, including talent acquisition, employee engagement and professional development initiatives. Prior to joining Wynyard in 2013 Sara held consultative and advisory HR roles in the higher education sector with the University of Canterbury as well as within the information technology sector with Jade Software Corporation in New Zealand. Most recently Sara has been in the construction and property development industry in Sweden. Sara has a strong background in recruitment and selection and has during recent years specialised in organisation and competence development linking HR activities to business strategy and performance.


  • Derek Brown

    VP Americas

    Derek Brown is Wynyard’s Vice President Americas responsible for driving the growth and success of Wynyard in the U.S., Canada, Central and South America. Derek has a proven track record of partnering with companies to protect their most valuable business assets through the intelligent use of technology.

    In his most recent role as Chief Operations Officer for BAE Systems Applied Intelligence (formerly Detica) in the Americas, Derek managed the NetReveal and Cyber businesses in the U.S. and Canada, focused on tackling financial crime and non-compliance across the Banking, Insurance and Healthcare markets. Prior to this role, he was responsible for NetReveal's Government business, working with Law Enforcement and Tax Authorities across the globe. Derek has also held a number of leadership roles with Logica and EzGov.


  • Dean Cooper

    VP Solutions

    Dean joined Wynyard Group as VP Solutions from Jade Software Corporation in 2012. After graduating with a BSc from University of Canterbury, Dean held senior software engineering, product development and solution architecture roles. Dean is a trusted advisor to some of Europe’s largest financial institutions, national infrastructure operators and law enforcement agencies.

    Dean works closely with Wynyard Group’s industry advisors, key customers, technology specialists and the Wynyard Group Crime Science Research Centre to design, develop and deploy compelling risk management, intelligence and investigations solutions.


  • Gareth Cronin

    VP Engineering

    Gareth Cronin is Wynyard Group’s Vice President of Engineering responsible for growing and leading the company's engineering and development group. With a proven track record of working in rapidly growing product environments and leading teams through periods of significant expansion, Gareth brings more than 15 years of technology and leadership experience to his role at Wynyard Group. 

    Gareth joined from Orion Health where he led the Product Development Group and teams responsible for building the company products in its global development centres.


  • Nevin Grieve


    Based in London, Nevin is responsible for Wynyard's European, Middle East and African (EMEA) sales strategy. Nevin has a clear understanding of the challenges our clients face and has built a solid reputation in understanding the drivers and underlying needs for smart solutions. Before joining Wynyard, Nevin spent 18 months as Director Global Channel Sales for an AIM-listed start-up, where he developed and executed its worldwide reseller programme. Before this he held senior positions at Detica, most recently as Global Head of Government Markets Detica NetReveal where he led the sales and marketing activity of the Government markets globally.


  • Roger Jarquin

    Chief Technology Officer

    Roger Jarquin manages the Wynyard Group Crime Science Research Centre and is responsible for innovation, technology research and product development. Roger brings deep experience in data storage and distributed computation from Jade Software Corporation and leads a multidisciplinary team working in the application of predictive analytics and machine learning. He has previously held senior research and software development roles with Burroughs and UNISYS Corporation. Roger has performed the roles of visiting industry professional adviser to the University of Canterbury and Chair of Software Engineering Advisory Board and was a prime mover in establishing the NZi3 Innovation Institute.


  • Jon Piercey


    Jon Piercey is responsible for sales and developing new customers in the Asia Pacific region. Jon was previously VP Sales for Wynyard Group’s risk management (Methodware) and investigations business units. Jon has more than 20 years sales experience with leading software vendors and specialist knowledge in enterprise risk management. Prior to joining Methodware Jon was Business Development Manager for Cura Risk Management Software, and Australian Country Manager for Information Builders, a global business intelligence software provider.


  • Arun Raj

    VP Global Services

    As VP of Global Services Arun Raj is responsible for Wynyard's professional services and technical support globally, ensuring ongoing customer satisfaction and retention. Arun leads a global team of domain consultants and technologists specialising in Risk, Investigations and Crime Analytics across Government, Critical Infrastructure and Financial Services industries.

    Arun was previously VP Global Services for Wynyard Group’s risk management (Methodware) and investigations business units. Prior to joining Wynyard Group, Arun was Client Partner Financial Services for Cognizant and Program Manager at electronic payments specialist RS Software where he was responsible for service delivery of large technology services engagements using a global delivery model.


  • James Holden

    VP Partners

    James Holden, VP Partners, is responsible for the development of partner strategy, partner channels, including partner sales, services and support globally.

    James joined Wynyard in January 2013 as Commercial Director, where he successfully managed Wynyard’s growing legal team, whilst also being responsible for the partner sales activities, before becoming VP Partners in January 2016. During this time James lay down the foundations of the company’s legal and contractual processes and put in place the discipline and structures surrounding Wynyard’s contracting and contract management process.

    Prior to joining Wynyard Group, James was Head of Supplier Management for Aviva plc, a British multinational insurance company which has approximately 34 million customers across 34 countries. James has also previously held roles for Royal Bank of Scotland, ABN AMRO Bank and Thomson Reuters.