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

Managing Director & Founder

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

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, Tertiary, Tourism, Agribusiness and is our Local Government, Strategy and Information Management practice lead.

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.

Dan Biggs

Senior Consultant

Dan is an experienced IT Consultant and Programme Manager, with 20+ years working for New Zealand organisations in senior management roles or as an independent. He has extensive sector experience in Health, Utilities, Banking, Insurance, Transport and Telecommunications.

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.

David Sheperd

Programme Manager

David has a proven track record managing successful programmes and projects. He has experience built from several software implementations, business and project management process development, business performance improvements and manufacturing / engineering projects across a broad range of industry sectors.

Alan Fairbrother

Senior Project Manager

Alan is a highly experienced commercially astute Programme / Project and Change Manager with a strong management background

Julie Scott

Senior Business Analyst

Julie is an experienced Business Analyst with the skills to define customer requirements and establish measurable outcomes.

Keith Bolton

Senior Business Analyst

Keith has over 25 years experience in the technology sector.  He started working for Logica UK as an Analyst Programmer as part of their graduate recruitment programme

Reuben O’Callaghan

Senior Business Analyst

Reuben is an experienced consultant coming from a strong technical background. He brings senior expertise in project planning, business analysis and design

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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, as a consultant or an associate, 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