Advisory Board

Alan Braalan-brame-photome, Treasurer

Alan retired from KPMG at December 2013, after 19 years as a partner, to spend more time with his family. During his time at KPMG, Alan worked in London, Shanghai and the Cook Islands, as well as New Zealand. During his career, he was a partner in Audit responsible for major global entities, led the NZ Business Advisory team and, for the last five years, set up and led the National consulting group, as well as being a member of the Executive which managed the KPMG NZ practice.

Alan has really enjoyed working with the DTNZ team and giving back to the community. This experience encouraged Alan to take the recently created national CFO role with the Royal NZ SPCA. Outside work, Alan’s passions are cricket and football, and spending time with his wife, Elaynor, his two children, Joshua (17) and Jasmine (14), and a Westie called Ivy. Alan enjoys running to keep fit and healthy.

felicity-monteiroFelicity Monteiro, Secretary

Felicity is an experienced civil and commercial litigator. She holds a LLB (Hons) and LLM (First Class) from the University of Auckland. She was admitted to the bar in 2007 and has been with Wilson Harle since then. Felicity has assisted clients involved in a wide range of disputes and has appeared as counsel in the courts at all levels, assisting clients in mediations, arbitrations and commercial settlements.

As well as conducting litigation, Felicity has also provided in-depth advice in the areas of insurance law, public law, commercial law, maritime and admiralty law, and regulatory and competition law. She is listed as an ‘Associate to Watch’ in Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific Rankings.

Janijanine-attwoodne Attwood

Janine’s career as an HR and Communications services professional has been in the hospitality, consulting and information technology sectors. In every role, her focus has been on building brands and teams, driving engaged cultures, communication strategies and continuous improvement, while supporting the development of organisations — their brand and their people.

Overall, the driver for Janine is the variety and challenge that comes from working with people and making organizations enjoyable places. She helps this process by developing communication and collaboration, and this is where she plays a key role and makes a difference. She loves to work in a variety of spaces including: business strategy, people development, engagement, culture, resourcing, brand, marketing communication, leadership, mentoring, wellbeing, industrial organisational psychology, and continuous improvement.

sarah-mcneilSarah McNeil

Sarah is a Clinical Psychologist and works in Adult Mental Health across the public and private sectors, bringing her passion and experience working in the community to DTNZ’s board.  She is skilled in clinical risk assessment and also advises on outcome measures for research purposes. In her spare time, Sarah loves to travel and explore our great outdoors with her family.