About Us

 

Few great achievements are made alone. It takes a team, each with their own skills, attributes and - above all - commitment to something bigger than themselves. We're proud of the people at Foundation One. Here are a few of them.


Daniel Nixon

Daniel Nixon


General Manager

Daniel created Foundation One with the aim of setting new benchmarks in commercial property maintenance.

Many providers treat the industry as an exercise in logistics. But commercial property owners aren’t looking for people who simply “do” stuff. They’re after providers who can be trusted to treat each building as their own.

Daniel has held senior leadership positions with GE Capital, Jones Lang LaSalle, Spotless Group, Education Queensland and Australia’s Department of Public Works. He’s partnered real estate, insurance and commercial cleaning firms, and worked with multiple government agencies and private companies.

His passions include providing leadership and having people discover their own capacity for producing outstanding results. Daniel is constantly on the lookout for ways to introduce strategic and procedural process changes that continue to improve the delivery of Foundation One’s services.

Email: [email protected]

Richard Geurts

Richard Geurts


Operations Manager

Richard oversees Foundation One's overall operation, ensuring all the parts of the organisation work seamlessly together. Richard understands the fine points of purchasing, managing delivery of goods to site, ensuring teams are clear about the tasks at hand, and making sure client needs remain front of mind. 

Richard's  experience includes large projects overseeing sub-contractors – and working closely with design engineers, quantity surveyors, architects and clients. Planning is another strength. Richard’s worked in remote locations where planning and logistics have to be meticulous. 

Richard has built an enviable reputation with Foundation One clients as someone who can see even the most challenging and complex projects through to successful completion.

Email: [email protected]

Jo Denvir

Jo Denvir


Director of Innovation

Jo finds innovative ways for clients to forecast and budget effectively. As a former CEO of not for profits here and in Australia, she’s all too aware of how challenging that can be.

Jo was a main driver of Foundation One creating 4site. As head of an NFP, she needed the ability to accurately assess the state of our building and then budget the maintenance over time. Unable to find anyone to do it, she instigated Foundation One launching this service.

As CEO of Lifeline Aotearoa, Jo oversaw the merger of nine regional Lifeline organisations into one national body. She currently sits on the Auckland District Health Board: Clinical Ethics and Family & Whanau Centred Care.

Email: [email protected]

Roger Allison

Roger Allison


Facilities Assessor

Roger's career highlights include NZ Forest Products, where he learned the value of routine maintenance and the skills to extend the life of fittings. He was also responsible for plumbing and maintenance at Devonport Naval Base, working for PAE, one of world’s largest facilities managers. It was here he gained a real appreciation of what it takes to manage a successful operation with many moving parts.

Roger holds numerous trade certificates and has a strong reputation for anticipating issues as well as spotting opportunities to save clients time or money.

Email: [email protected]

Tony Rigg

Tony Rigg


Health and Safety Advisor

Tony has over 18 years’ experience in all aspects of health and safety. He has been involved with many industries including civil and structural construction, farming, manufacturing, forestry, film and television, hospitality, body corporates, property development and maintenance. 

From 2012 to 2016 Tony was National Manager of the New Zealand Institute of Safety Management, New Zealand’s leading professional organisation for occupational health and safety practitioners. The Institute provides its members with peer networking functions, conferences, seminars, continual professional development programmes and career pathway opportunities

Tyrone (Ty) Meek

Tyrone (Ty) Meek


Project Supervisor

Ty joined Foundation One with over 15 years of experience. He makes sure all jobs run smoothly and efficiently, which means he might lead a team of carpenters himself, order materials, troubleshoot problems on site, meet and communicate with clients – or all those things.

Ty has held senior roles with some of New Zealand’s largest corporations delivering remedial work on leaky homes and flats, building prime-finish mansions (including the famous Crisco home in Coatesville), and working on notable shopping centres in Auckland, Hamilton and Rotorua.

Ty is a Licensed Building Practitioner with a strong H&S background.

Ben Moir

Ben Moir


Building Services Manager

Ben joined Foundation One bringing with him 25 years’ experience as builder.

His role is to make sure every job runs smoothly. That means he may run the job himself alongside a team of other carpenters, or order materials, troubleshooting issues on site, meet and communicate with clients – or all those things.

Ben’s previous experience includes home building with some of New Zealand’s largest and most respected companies, remedial work with leaky homes and apartments, and building top end mansions (many 1000 sq. metres or more). One of his proudest achievements is the restoration of the historic Riverhead Pub and boathouse.

Email: [email protected]

Scott Partis

Scott Partis


Service Manager, Building

Scott's focus is on project works and general maintenance under $30k. His role includes pricing work, liaising with clients, and ensuring his team members have what they need. He also provides regular forecasts so clients can manage spend early. Scott’s main focus is on service delivery, which means he is in constant communication with clients and his team regarding the status of works. Much of Scott’s work is repeat business, which is a reflection of the standard of customer service he delivers.

Email: [email protected]

Craig Darlington

Craig Darlington


Air-Conditioning Division Manager

Craig was previously an HVAC Manager providing servicing air conditioning systems for all of Auckland ferries, coaches and train stations. Before immigrating from the US, he also set up entire cultivation facilities and greenhouses for a major production facility Colorado. Thanks to Craig’s ventilation system design, the company’s yield tripled.

He is member of Alpha Sigma Pie, an elite global leadershipto- success society that drives members to achieve better and better things. Like all the leadership team at Foundation One, Craig is also happy to get his hands dirty and is known among his team as someone who’ll do whatever’s needed to get the job completed successfully.

Email: [email protected]

Wynand Lange

Wynand Lange


Electrical/HVAC Services

Wynand joined Foundation One in 2018 following a career in South Africa as an autoelectrician and specialist in converting buildings from gas to electrical heating. In his current role he maintains electrical switchboards and HVAC and mentors apprentices in the business.

Wynand understands the technical as well as the business aspects of what we do. For 10 years he was maintenance supervisor for a large property management company, overseeing two teams of four each.

Email: [email protected]foundationone.co.nz

Brandon Lee

Brandon Lee


Services Coordinator

Brandon joined Foundation One after impressing us with his intelligence, people skills and love of new challenges. He’d previously worked as fire alarm contractor at Auckland International Airport and in a customer services role with Placemakers.

In his current role, he project manages many of our smaller jobs, raising quotes, scheduling the team, ensuring everyone has what they need to get the job done.

We’re massive fans of Brandon’s customer service attitude and work ethic. We see a big future ahead of him and are creating a pathway to ensure that future with Foundation One.

Email: [email protected]

Raj Naicker

Raj Naicker


Building Services Coordinator

Raj is currently being trained to become a Project Manager. That tells you we like what we see in him – namely a lively intelligence, boundless curiosity, and a love of getting in and doing whatever’s needed to make the right things happen.

Raj was working as a labourer before joining Foundation One, having recently completed his B Civil Engineering. He tutored at university teaching Autocad, before spending a time with Chorus as fibre optic technician.

He’s now completing formal studies to become a Project Manager while being trained on the job by our team.

Email: [email protected]

Cherie Coyle

Cherie Coyle


Finance/Administration Manager

Cherie ensures Foundation One operates smoothly and effectively so we can focus on taking care of clients. Besides fulfilling a host of financial functions, Cherie is also the primary point of contact for clients and suppliers.

Having spent years in senior finance roles for high profile companies such as Ask Metro, Carters, Plumbing World and Fletchers Distribution, Cherie knows commercial property maintenance inside out. Like many Kiwis, she travelled to the UK at 26, and took on financial accounting roles for Volvo, Colt Telecom and Watches of Switzerland. 

"I'm accurate and don't miss detail," says Cherie. "I'm also great at working with people. If we need to improve a process such as how we invoice a client, I'll go and see the client in person, discuss the issue, and develop an invoicing system that works for them."

Cherie is a member of the Foundation One Leadership Team, ensuring everyone is clear on how the company's performing. 

Email: [email protected]

Elizabeth Peredo

Elizabeth Peredo


Services Coordinator

Elizabeth will usually be the first person you talk to when you call us with a property maintenance issue, but her involvement does not end there. She will be with you every step of the way, ensuring your issue is dealt with effectively and efficiently and keeping you up to date. In other words, she will be your personal project manager providing you with an end to end service.

When Elizabeth joined us we were already impressed by her knowledge of the building industry, gained in the field as programme coordinator for a busy civil engineering company. She is a great communicator and knows how to work closely with diverse teams to get results even under the most challenging circumstances.

Always calm under pressure, Elizabeth loves providing solutions and seeing every project through to a successful conclusion.

Email: [email protected]

Maryanne McCullum

Maryanne McCullum


Programme and Administration Coordinator

Maryanne keeps the Maintenance and Refurbishment divisions humming by taking care of the behind-the-scenes work. Her role includes managing client emails and calls relating to projects, raising jobs as they get created, scheduling work crews, helping to raise quotes, entering invoices, and preparing timesheets.

Her background includes roles with Mitre 10, culminating in a 2IC position within a branch, office admin in the steel industry, and as a Customer Service Officer for ASB Bank.

A fast learner who’s also easy to get on with, Maryanne is also a bit of a sports nut. 

Email: [email protected]