We help you create value from information and technology

We have a range of different skills and different backgrounds in our team, to cover the range of services in IT governance that we deliver to our clients. We strongly support collaboration among our consultants, to bring ideas to the table and address issues in a shared discussion environment. All reports and documents sent to the client are reviewed by a senior manager, to ensure we deliver consistent and high-quality output.

With a comprehensive understanding and belief in the enabling power of Information Technology (IT), Effectus is driven by the conviction that IT investments must be firmly founded in identifiable business needs that deliver value. In simpler terms; “we help our clients create business value from information and technology.”

We accomplish our goals through a combination of business-led strategies, choosing the right solutions for our clients, implementing them effectively, improving governance and organisational capability, and managing business change. Delivering exceptional value, whilst remaining vendor and solution agnostic, without exception!

Colin Andersen

Founder & Executive Director

Colin brings 28 years’ experience in IT management, strategy, business development, governance and change management. He is recognised as a specialist in Shared Services strategy and Data Governance.

Scott Adams

Principal Consultant & General Manager

Scott is an experienced Principal Consultant, with 20 years working for New Zealand and Australian organisations in senior management roles. He has extensive sector experience in Manufacturing, Local Government, Tertiary, Agribusiness, Transport and Telecommunications.

Craige Benjamin


Craige is a motivated IT professional with 25 years’ experience spanning Strategy, Governance, Applications, Technology, Service Management and Projects. He has worked in New Zealand and South Africa in various roles across the manufacturing, engineering, petrochemical, education and advisory sectors. Craige enjoys working with clients to understand business challenges and opportunities, and develop a practical course of action to improve alignment and add value from information and technology.

Phil Baskerville


Phil is a Project Manager with 10 years’ work experience at the University of Otago before joining Effectus in 2015. He has managed corporate ERP implementations, software upgrades, software development and business process changes. He led a team of Business Analysts post ERP implementation helping establish processes and procedures during roll-out, and the on-going development of the system and office protocols.

Neil Brown

Principal Consultant

Neil has held senior strategic, planning and architectural leadership roles in both the private and public sector and across several diverse industries. A natural curiosity for business challenges, combined with a deep understanding of technology and enterprise technique, allows Neil to persuasively recommend the strategies and investments needed for businesses to achieve their outcomes.

Nikki Rickenberg

Finance Manager

Nikki is a qualified Chartered Global Management Accountant with more than 20 years Finance experience across multiple countries.  Prior to joining Effectus in 2018, Nikki held the role of Finance Director for OSN, the leading entertainment network in the Middle East and North Africa.

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Why Effectus is a great place to work

This is what the team say:

“Everyone here really is an expert in their field. It’s great to work amongst them.”
“I can make a real difference and I am encouraged to innovate and empowered to add value”
“Truly a flexible working environment and style of work – the focus is delivering quality work for our customers”
“Top notch team of people who want to have fun whilst being professional and passionate!”
“Diversity of the work and the challenge of the engagements – constantly learning new things across a wide range of business sectors”

If you are interested in working with us, please email your interest.
Please include a brief background of your experience, a little bit about yourself and a curriculum vitae.

Our Goals

Our Vision

To be a trusted strategic consultancy that always delivers value

Our Purpose

Empowering our clients to create value from information and technology

Our Values

Quality We are committed to quality in all we do
Passion We are passionate in sharing our expertise
Innovation We are committed to growth through innovation
Relationships We develop trusted and valued relationships
Enjoyment We enjoy what we do and encourage personal growth