Our team

We are a values driven organisation focused on our clients success. Our team is passionate, creative, knowledgeable and highly experienced in developing and delivering successful and meaningful learning and development solutions. 

Chief Executive Officer

Sussan Turner

Sussan has been in senior leadership roles for the past 30 years, including Managing Director Radio Otago, CEO RadioWorks and Group CEO of MediaWorks NZ Ltd.

She is currently CEO of Aspire2 Group, Pro Chancellor of AUT, Co-Chair of Organic Initiatives and a trustee of the Well Foundation of New Zealand.

Education Delivery Manager

Alison Twaddle

Alison proudly leads the Aspire2 Business Programme Delivery Team. She has worked in the adult education sector in UK, Australia and New Zealand over many years, specialising in workplace communication training.


Business Development Manager

Leanne Clifton

Leanne believes that our training changes lives. Not only are there benefits to the business including increased productivity and staff engagement, the most rewarding part is what the learners themselves get out of the training. 

Business Development Manager

Karen Morris

Karen is passionate about helping people develop to their full potential, by improving their skills and confidence. She has worked in business development and account management across many sectors and she works hard to develop strong relationships with her clients.

Programme Coordinator

Sharyn Humby

Sharyn has proudly worked with Aspire2 Business | Workplace Communication for over ten years. This gives her a wealth of experience in workplace training solutions. She has an in-depth understanding of a vast range of industries, employers and employees throughout the country.

Programme Coordinator

Tracey Mill

Tracey has over twenty five years’ experience, in both Scotland and New Zealand, managing a range of adult educational programmes. Over this time she has developed a particular interest in Health and Safety and compliance. 

Programme Coordinator

Tafa Iakopo

Tafa worked for Aspire2 Business | Workplace Communication as a contractor before securing her current role as Programme Coordinator. She provides support to our internal team and works closely with our tutors. Tafa engages with our Business Development Managers to ensure they are giving our clients the best service possible and filling in the gaps.

Administration Manager

Lucille Robb

Lucille has been with Aspire2 Business | Workplace Communication as the Administration Manager since 2017. She brings a wealth of business experience across a range of sectors including food manufacturing, IT, primary produce, exporting, commercial cleaning and hospitality.

Operations Administrator

Zarina Martin

Zarina Martin is the Operations Administrator for Aspire2 Business. She’s responsible for providing end-to-end administrative support for the entire Aspire2 Business Team. Her previous experience was as Head of Sales Operations for a telecommunications company in the Philippines.

Administration Assistant

Saranya Sudarsanam

Sara joined Aspire2 Business | Workplace communication in March 2020 to help provide customer service to internal and external staff which includes administrative and IT support as well as ensuring our quality management systems are being adhered.