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Nick Mackeson-Smith

Learning Enablement Lead at Spark New Zealand

Nick is an expert in learning and organisational development with 16 years of experience within the financial services, management consultancy, technology and public sectors. He’s really interested in finding out what makes people tick and is a skilled coach.

His career started in the financial services sector in the UK with Barclays Capital, Lloyd's of London and later with Goldman Sachs, before relocating to New Zealand with his young family to make the most of life.

Nick ran the Learning & Development function at Deloitte in New Zealand before moving to lead Organisational Development and Learning at Spark. He is now the leader of the Learning Enablement function.

Nick operates at the forefront of learning innovation, learning automation, and learning enablement platforms, and has recently led cutting-edge mindset transformation and development programmes for Spark’s agile transformation at scale.

Nick loves all kinds of music, craft beers, and football. Nick and his wife have three young kids who keep them occupied!