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Dr Kathryn Owler (Company Director)

BA, MA (hons), PhD (UNSW), Perf. Cert. (Trinity), NZCA Lvl 4 Cert. Te Reo Māori (Awanuiārangi)

Kathryn is one of the founding Directors of Joyworkz. She loves learning and has completed 3 degrees including a B.A. in Sociology and Music, an M.A. in Sociology at the University of Auckland; and a PhD in Sociology at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. Kathryn has held a number of teaching, research and project management positions in business, education and not-for-profit.

Today, Kathryn plays an active role in Joyworkz, managing marketing, facilitating workshops and consulting with workplaces to help them create simple, effective wellness programmes. Kathryn also recently released an exciting new programme for individuals, designed to help them get the most from their experience of work. A few years ago, she released first book, a memoir called 'Fun at Work'. Kathryn is also passionate about work-life balance; her current interests include flute playing, her puppy, walking and learning te reo Māori. 

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Ross Thomson (Company Director)

NZCE, Diploma Therapeutic Massage (NZCM)

Ross is also one of the founding Directors of Joyworkz. Ross has over 30 years experience in a range of industries and workplace environments, including Telecommunications and Industrial Automation. He has worked in engineering as well holding Sales and Management positions. Fifteen years ago he decided to retrain in the Health Industry, gaining qualifications in therapeutic massage. During this time as a massage practitioner it became obvious (through his client's conditions) that if you let it, work can negatively impact on one's health.

Ross has become extremely experienced in the delivery of preventative solutions for workplace wellness issues as a workstation assessor, providing workstation assessor training and facilitating a range of informative and fun onsite wellness workshops. Current interests include walking, pilates and learning the piano. 

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Kerry Granger (Occupational Health Nurse)

NZRGON, Dip Occ Health Practice (Otago), Cert OHS Management, Adult Vaccinator

Kerry trained at Middlemore Hospital and then went in to Occupational Health Nursing. She has worked for many companies including manufacturers, printers, warehouses and service providers. Kerry enjoys the time spent with each individual, to assess their lifestyle and discuss small changes that can be made to improve their quality of life.

Kerry provides occupational health services for Joyworkz, monitoring the health of workers in order to avoid any negative impact of work on their long term health.

She lives with her partner on a Kiwi quarter acre with fruit trees, a large vege garden, 3 chickens and 2 cats.

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Rob Taylor (Drug and Alchohol Detection Services)

Accredited Drug and Alcohol Tester

Rob spent more than 18 years as the owner of an automotive servicing and repairs business. He knows only too well the importance of creating a workplace where employees feel safe and valued, and customers receive service they can trust. He provides professional drug and alcohol detection services for clients.

Being a family man, Rob knows the importance of offering protection and advice to those he cares about.

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