Leadership team

Our leadership team drives the strategy and vision for Flux to consistently deliver great results for our people, our clients and shareholders. Meet the faces behind Flux.

Nic Kennedy
Chief Executive Officer

nic.kennedy@fluxfederation.com

Armed with technology, business transformation, and strategic planning experience, Nic's held executive and leadership roles in both startup and multinational corporate environments both here in NZ and overseas. Nic chaired the Flux board from May 2018, before officially joining our crew as CEO. And she was an Independent Director at both Powershop and Flux long before that.

Nic specialises in scaling technology startups globally and was previously the Chief Innovation & Ventures Officer for PwC. Before that, she was Vend's Chief Delivery Officer, where she led and scaled the product and engineering teams. Nic's also a Chartered Member of the NZ Institute of Directors and an Independent Director for The Mind Lab. She's passionate about supporting women in business and technology, and empowers Kiwi companies to dream big.

Jess Venning-Bryan
Chief Client Officer

jessica.venning-bryan@fluxfederation.com

Jess has spent two decades advising organisations like Lion, the Electoral Commission, Saatchi & Saatchi Global, and the Sustainable Business Council on how to engage customers with projects and brands. From beer and electricity to voting systems and employment, she's delivered projects in New Zealand, Australia, the USA and UK. But wait, there's more. Jess was the Chief Revenue Officer at Flick Electric Co. for 5 years, and is the Founder and Managing Trustee of Cultivate Mentoring Lab, a not-for-profit that partners women with experienced mentors to help them grow their confidence and progress equally at work. Not one to rest on her laurels, Jessica has also served on the Board of PledgeMe, the National Council of Women, and is a mentor with start-up accelerator Creative HQ. Impressed? So are we – which is why we nabbed her.

Jess is known for bringing a customer centric mindset to the team along with years of energy experience, and marketing prowess. She's helped some of NZ's most significant organisations develop game changing ideas, brought them to life, and shared their stories, and will do the same for our clients. A self-described "klutz", she may spill a coffee or two on you during a meeting, but you'll be so dazzled by her brilliance, you won't even care.

Nikki Bloomfield
VP People & Practice

nikki.bloomfield@fluxfederation.com

Nikki Bloomfield is a seasoned leader who has worked at Powershop, Meridian Energy, and Flick Electric. Nikki brings a wealth of experience in energy retail and people practices in high-growth businesses. At Flux, she's responsible for people and culture, corporate social responsibility, and business processes. In addition to her business prowess, Nikki is known for her strong moral compass and genuine passion for team wellness. When she's not crafting the perfect prank to get colleagues cracking up, she's doing work in social justice, environmental management, and supporting families with premature babies. Clearly not busy enough, Nikki is also Deputy Chair of Trees That Count, and a Trustee of Cultivate Mentoring Lab.

David MacDonald
VP Engineering

david.macdonald@fluxfederation.com

With over a decade of experience engineering SaaS products for the ISP, Streaming Media, and FinTech industries, David joined Flux in 2019 to lead the evolution of Flux’s engineering practices in a way that ensures we continue to rapidly deliver a high quality product that meets the expectations of both our clients and their customers. David is accountable for Flux’s technology strategy, quality, delivery cadence, and crew leadership. He’s based in Auckland and shares his home with a sassy sulphur-crested cockatoo called Elsa.

Dawn Ngaamo
Programme Director and GM Auckland

dawn.ngaamo@fluxfederation.com

Tenacious to the core, Dawn specialises in self disruption and business transformation in a start-up world. Having spent the past two decades shepherding organisations using Agile methodology and creative strategy, Dawn has led tech innovation and development teams at the likes of PwC NZ, Spark Ventures and Orion Health. From being headhunted by a U.S company and developing one of the first 3D gaming websites to building multi-million dollar development companies, Dawn is exceptional at creating high functioning teams that produce outstanding results. She brings relentless curiosity, enthusiasm and resilience to her role as Programme Director at Flux, and by night, expresses her creativity as a talented jeweller and painter.

Simon Pohlen
VP Architecture and Solutions

simon.pohlen@fluxfederation.com

Leaning on a diverse IT career spanning data warehousing, digital marketing and solutions architecture, Simon leads Flux's Architecture and Solutions space, focusing on big picture, customer-centric innovation in a fast-paced energy future. A big believer in the importance of diversity, collaboration and user-centric disruption, he was Chief Technology Officer at Flick Electric Co. prior to joining Flux, and previously Head of Technology and New Capabilities at Loyalty NZ. Simon holds an MSc in Software Engineering, and spends his days off shredding the mountain bike trails of Wellington, NZ.