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About SimTutor

At SimTutor, we’re obsessed with training that delivers great outcomes for businesses.

Our story begins with two surgeons who were frustrated with how medical students were being trained to do complex procedures.  They saw the opportunity for technology to bridge the gap between theory and practice for medical students.   

Now we’re applying the same possibilities to business.  Traditional training through face to face sessions, workbooks and written tests are costly, time-consuming and painful for everyone involved. And how can you be sure they’ve really worked?

The team at SimTutor have found a better way. We’ve created a cloud based software platform that delivers a fully interactive learning experience so your people can practice without risk, pressure or negative consequences.  We call it learning by doing, or Cognitive Simulation in academic-speak.

Get in touch to see how we can inject some ‘wow’ into your training while saving you time and money.

 

Board of Directors
Paul Dyson
Director and Chairman of the Board

Paul has worked in international technology companies in Australia, UK, France, India and New Zealand and has broad experience in commercialising technologies.

His principle interests are in medical devices, diagnostics, healthcare e-learning and light electric vehicles.  

Paul is also a passionate supporter of the arts, a restaurateur and enjoys spending time outdoors.

Rick Boven
Director

Rick is a professional strategist and management consultant leading Stakeholder Strategies.  

Rick was previously a partner at The Boston Consulting Group, a director of ASB Bank, the director of think tank The New Zealand Institute and a director of or consultant to several technology companies.

In his spare time, Rick is developing a sustainable farm and writing a book on ideas about the environment.  He is a keen runner and tries to stay fit.

Danny Chan
Director

Danny is an experienced director who currently holds a number of directorships across a range of industries.  

He has extensive experience in accounting, finance, investment management and education and is also a Member of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet - China Project, the NZ China Executive Council and the NZ Markets Disciplinary Tribunal.  

Danny is a keen traveler and enjoys playing badminton.

David Bone
Advisor to the Board

David serves as Chairman on Boards of Directors for a number of companies involved in manufacturing, refrigerated logistics, medical training, standards certification and property investment.

He has extensive experience in governance, management consulting and strategy.  

In his spare time, David enjoys all things to do with boating.

Team Members
Dave Murdoch
CEO

Dave has a passion for applied learning and creating great products that make for happy customers.

Prior to joining SimTutor Dave held senior management positions at ANZ Bank, owned a cafe that served up delicious New York style fare and trotted the globe with BP Oil.

In his spare time Dave loves playing pretty much every sport under the sun, doing fun stuff with his young family and reading.

Ewart MacLucas
CTO

Ewart is is passionate about all aspects of product development from conception through to final user experience and marketing.  

Having launched, run and sold various startup's he loves the organisational, commercial and technical challenges involved in growing great ideas into scalable, quality, high performance products that solve real problems for customers.  

Ewart loves orienteering, running, biking and trying to interpret instructions from his 4.5 year old.

Jenny Lo
Digital Product and Marketing Manager

Jenny is passionate about understanding customers and continuously improving their experiences. 

She had a brief stint in manufacturing before product and marketing positions in the financial services industry. 

Outside of work, Jenny's time is spent working on her lifestyle block and various entrepreneurial pursuits.

Jamil Geor
Lead Developer

Jamil has been developing software for the last 17 years, and has over 10 years experience in developing Simulation based eLearning tools.

If he's not working, he's probably walking the family dog or taking the kids out for some kind of adventure.

Steve Hudgell
Business Development Manager

Steve's passion is building mutually rewarding relationships with partners and customers.

Prior to SimTutor, Steve worked in executive roles across public and private sector organisations, as well as starting and selling his own businesses.

Away from work, Steve manages Sacred Heart College Rowing, chases his son down ski slopes and loves good food and wine.

Todd Martin
Head of Sales

An applied learner himself, Todd desires to make interactive and engaging learning systems available to as many people as possible.

Todd has sold software and technology solutions for the past 14 years, always with a focus on solving business problems for his customers.

Away from the office, Todd enjoys his roles as husband and father to four great kids. Favorite activities include house and car projects, traveling, biking, swimming, boating, and generally being outdoors.

Benny Jekel
Product Support Specialist

Benny is a link between the product and the customers, providing help and making the support videos featured on our support page.

He is working towards a degree in Information Systems and Computer Science at The University of Auckland.

He has a big interest in computers, and enjoys gaming, playing soccer and keeping active.

Kanika Vatsyayan
Test Lead

Kanika is a hands-on technology professional, with experience providing on-time software releases in complex, project-based environments.

Besides work, Kanika likes to spend more of her time gaming, reading and exploring the latest technological trends.

Ritu Chauhan
Tester

Ritu is a dedicated QA Engineer committed to complex IT challenges by delivering high quality releases for mobile and web applications. She has expertise in end to end testing, integration testing and compatibility testing.

Besides work, Ritu likes to spend her time playing basketball and soccer.