Kineo Pacific

Kineo's operations in the Pacific region began in 2011 with the opening of an office in Wellington. 2012 saw our first Australian office open, and we're now have one of the biggest elearning teams in Australaisa.

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Meet some of the team below:

Nolen Smith

Nolen is the Managing Director of Kineo Pacific where he is responsible for commercial development and establishing relationships with new clients in the Pacific region. Nolen has spent the last 10 years consulting on e-learning strategies and LMS selection and implementation support to clients in New Zealand and Australia.

Nolen caught the learning technologies' bug when he first began creating university projects with Apple's Hypercard; it then became an obsession when he was introduced to the Internet in the early '90s. Moving from the US to New Zealand in 1997, Nolen has since been a senior consultant at KPMG Consulting and BearingPoint, a former director at another New Zealand learning solutions company where he helped establish and grow its e-learning services team and an independent consultant to several of New Zealand's largest public and private sector organizations.

"I really enjoy having conversations with our clients and learning about their challenges, then working with them and our team to design and deliver the best solution."

Tina Griffin

Tina is the Manager eLearning Solutions, part of the Kineo Pacific management team supporting the day to day operations and project teams. As a senior designer, Tina also works closely with clients managing elearning projects from initial scoping, through design, and with help from her team, to a finished programme.

Specialising in elearning in 1998, Tina has extensive experience in designing, developing and implementing award-winning elearning solutions across NZ, Australia, the US and the UK. Starting life as a Chartered Accountant, Tina spent 12 years in Sydney and London designing and managing a range of blended learning solutions for PricewaterhouseCoopers and Reuters. Returning to NZ, Tina was the Learning & Development Team Leader with Housing New Zealand before joining Kineo Pacific.

"I'm really passionate about elearning - I think it's a fantastically rich and flexible medium in which to learn. I love the creativity of my role, being able to craft great learning experiences from a very diverse range of subject matter. The market is pretty exciting right now and I love looking for new ways of working, trying new technologies and looking to see how we can innovate what we do.

Zack Harvey

Zack is responsible for heading up Kineo Pacific’s expansion into the Australian market. He works closely with our growing list of Australian clients to help them achieve their learning goals and business objectives through Kineo’s innovative and fresh approach to e-learning content, technology and capability-building services.

Prior to joining the Kineo team, Zack was General Manager of Marketing and Distribution at Video Education Australasia & Training Point. With experience in marketing, sales and general management roles across the education, training, HR and corporate events sectors, Zack’s ability to build strong client relationships and his commitment to quality customer service that delivers mutually beneficial outcomes has always been the cornerstone to success.

Zack holds a Bachelor of Business (Marketing), an Arts degree, and is currently studying a Master of Business Administration (MBA).

I have a strong passion for the value of lifelong learning and its positive benefits for both individuals and company performance. I am especially excited about the role technology is increasingly playing in creating more engaging and effective learning. I love working closely with organizations to help them maximize the impact of workplace learning and development using innovative and world-leading approaches.