After working for twelve years as a chef in his homeland England, Martin chose our fair shores to start his second career in 2004 as the Production Team Leader for NZMS. Originally Martin was responsible for the organisation and preparation of all material that went to camera for microfilming and ensured the efficient and safe storage and transportation of your precious collections. He is very familiar with all the workings of microfilm readers/scanners. Martin has now taken his company knowledge,equipment skills and sense of humour into his role as Equipment Specialist and Sales.
Mobile: +64 21 859 821
Andy Fenton is the Managing Director of NZMS. Extending his skill-set to commercial document scanning, Andy co-founded Desktop Imaging Ltd in 1997 (www.desktopimaging.co.nz); and the Heritage Materials Imaging Facility in 2003 (www.hmif.co.nz). Andy is arguably one person who has overseen more heritage digitisation projects than any other kiwi! Whilst expert in the application of digitisation services for the collections of “memory institutions” he places equal value in being able to represent the views of the wider community as well as Government and commercial user sectors and is sympathetic to the needs of iwi. He has spent over 20years working closely with a great number of such organisations throughout New Zealand. Through extensive networks and contacts nationally and internationally he is able to offer insight into historical and current programmes and projects.
Andy was elected to the inaugural National Digital Forum Board in 2006, the ARANZ Council in 2005, Archives NZ Digitisation Standard Advisory Group in 2006 and the Australia/New Zealand Joint Standards Committee (MS/4) for Information and Image Management in 1996. In the past 5 years he has been proactive in the dissemination of information in this area and is a vocal advocate of collaboration and the NDF’s Register of Digital Initiatives. This has been primarily undertaken through digitisation training workshops given throughout New Zealand and in Singapore.
Andy is married to Audrey (Co-Director of NZMS and DI) and they have two children - Michael and Kate.
Mobile: +64 21 689 396
Sheryl embarked on her second career when she joined NZMS in late 2004. After a successful career in the Financial Services Sector spanning 20 plus years she is relishing the challenges of learning the technical knowledge required to successfully meet all aspects of preservation microfilming and digitisation.
Simon studied Typography at Auckland University of Technology and Government Printing Office until the advent of digital publishing where he specialised in graphic design, digital photolithography, scanning and photographic retouching.
Simon managed creative studios for major advertising agencies before joining NZMS to set up and run the Heritage Materials Imaging Facility in 2002. He joined the NZMS management team in 2007. Simon is a qualified PRINCE2 Practitioner and manages and mentors staff in Data Transformation Projects and provides technical lead on OCR, XML and metadata work. Simon develops processes for new operations, including spreadsheets, databases and miscellaneous management tools and provides specialist advice on digitisation, retouching and machine setup, design, calibration and construction. As a musician, audiovisual digitisation is a particular love.
In his spare time he can be found playing loud guitar with legendary Wellington punk rock band Vas Deferens, restoring a classic Katana motorcycle, riding his powerful Italian superbike (he's a member of both BRONZ and Ulysses), and generally living the blissful family life on a quarter acre paradise (ca.1905 villa and beautiful gardens) along with librarian wife Virginia, three teenage and one preteen kids, and a couple of cool cats.
Rebekah Rogers has 15 years experience in Imaging. Starting as a Photographic Hand Printer has provided her with a broad range of skills from making Internegs and Print Films, Colour Theory, to Hand Printing 6 x 4in and 6ft Murals from B/W, Colour Negatives and Transparencies. Rebekah has transferred her Technical knowledge to Microfilming process and standards, with a strong focus on Preservation and Quality Control, ensuring that Clients always get images that meet their expectations.
In 2010 Rebekah completed the specialised qualification Certificate IV in Preservation Microfilming. She is the first person from a commercial microfilm organisation to receive this formal TAFE-certified qualification. Rebekah has also transferred her skills with microfilm to the digital environment, and now provides a QA lead in many of our ebooks and transcription projects, and makes sure that Agfa microfilm supplies are delivered in timely fashion to our clients throughout Australasia.
Adrienne received her Master of Fine Arts (First Class Hons) degree majoring in photography from University of Auckland in 2006 and came to NZMS in 2007 as a digitisation technician. Since 2010 she has run the Heritage Materials Imaging Facility where she has digitised many projects including digitising the Declaration of Independence for Archives New Zealand.
In 1998, while employed by QASCO Vic Image, Melbourne, she photographed Aboriginal Rock Art, with a team of archaeologists, in the Grampians using mapping methodologies. She was the Marsden Collegiate Inaugural Artist in Resident in 1991 and Waikato Museum of Art and History Artist in Resident in 2001. Her project 'Otatara' explored the origins of the Otatara Pa Historic Reserve culminating in an exhibition at Hawkes Bay Museum in 1999.
She continues her art practice using digital technologies to capture dark landscape themes which can be viewed http://www.adriennemartyn.com Her work is represented in most major museum collections including Te Papa Museum of New Zealand.
After three years in NZMS Operations, Tracey moved into the Recollect team in 2014 to divide her time between supporting clients and communications/marketing. She loves to help clients to translate their vision into reality, and she also loves blogging, writing newsletters and tweeting the #RecollectDaily image.
Outside of the office you can usually find Tracey underneath two enormous cats, but if she manages to extract herself from them you'll find her either hanging out with her family or working on her extramural studies.
Nigel is a project leader in our digitisation operations where he specialises in photographic collections. He oversees our bespoke printing service and has a strong interest and experience in the colour management aspects of printing and scanning.
Nigel's background experience as a technician in the wide-format scanning and printing industry is still in use maintaining our specialist scanning equipment and software.
Margaret Murray has worked for NZMS for 14 years, starting as a camera operator. Margaret filmed the first newspaper printed in New Zealand and is arguably the country's most experienced Microfilm camera operator. A local resident of Tawa since 1967, Margaret enjoys the comfortable walking distance to work and the close-knit working atmosphere of NZMS.
Audrey is a founding Director and Human Resources Manager for New Zealand Micrographic Services and it's sister Company Desktop Imaging. Prior to that she enjoyed a successful sales career in Australia and New Zealand. Audrey actively ran the production and image capture aspects of NZMS before having children. After giving birth to Michael and Kate she now plays an active part in the administration, finance and HR aspects of both companies.
Alison has a background in the GLAM sector, initially as a practicing artist with a Visual Arts degree, working in galleries, project managing exhibitions for other artists and volunteering in museums, and then as Manager of Auckland Museum’s Friends programme where she also developed a comprehensive series of public lectures, field trips and other events. In 2012, she took a break from the workforce to complete a First Class Master of Arts degree in Museums and Cultural Heritage and in 2013 she became a qualified assessor for the NZQA National Certificate in Museum Practice. Alison is motivated by a desire to increase public access to knowledge and cultural heritage and is enthusiastic about NZMS’ role in supporting this vital activity through its commitment to the preservation of the history of New Zealand, both within the GLAM sector and beyond.
Mobile: +64 21 865 649
Leigh comes to us with over 20 years’ experience in sales, production and account management ,within the retail and logistics sectors. She is looking forward to developing her technical knowledge in digitisation to provide NZMS clients with outstanding service within the GLAM sector and beyond.
Away from work Leigh enjoys spending time with friends and family as well as attempting a range of DIY projects around the house.
Mobile: +64 21 242 3897