Posted on: January 30, 2019 at 12:12 PM    

Abley are pleased to announce the appointment of Kelly Smith to their Board of Directors.  Kelly will join existing Board Members David Pimblott, Ross Major and Paul Durdin, as an independent director and will provide strategic and business planning expertise.

Steve Abley, Managing Director and Executive Director at Abley, will retire from the Board from 30 January 2019 and will focus on the performance and growth of the business as the Chief Executive.

“We are thrilled to have Kelly join our Board and believe her vast experience as a professional capability developer and leadership coach for small to medium businesses will be invaluable to our team”, says David Pimblott, Board Chairman. “We’re excited to continue to push the boundaries of possibilities, both here in New Zealand and internationally and we believe Kelly will inject a fresh perspective and expanded set of business skills.”

With over 25 years’ experience at executive, consultant and director levels, Kelly has worked in sales, consulting and training in the consumer goods industry. Following her role as Sales Director for Griffins Food, in 2011 Kelly set up consultancy company “Bizadvisor”, specialising in sales optimisation and business improvement. Kelly is passionate about developing capability and delivering success for New Zealand businesses.

“I look forward to further developing Abley’s strategic capability to grow and succeed” says Kelly.  “I am dedicated to making businesses better and I can see Abley’s significant potential and expertise to help clients in our rapidly-changing world.  Abley has already experienced strong growth and I believe there are plenty more opportunities ahead.”

Abley is a specialist professional services company with expertise in transportation planning and engineering, spatial and data intelligence. An independent New Zealand-owned and operated organisation with team of 62 industry professionals, Abley brings a legacy of leadership and new ideas for the betterment of people, communities and the wider industry.  For any given problem or challenge, Abley employ a range of datasets, tools and technology to gain deep knowledge and to deliver insightful advice for clients.

For more information, please contact:

Steve Abley

Phone +64 21 556 864 or email

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