Meet the Team

The Team of highly skilled professionals at the Outperformance Hub are ready to help you transform your business. 


  • Stuart Burgess, Director Outperformance Hub
    Stuart believes that creating an outperforming business requires outperforming leaders. With a career spanning 30 years in finance, governance and human resources, Stuart uses his skills, knowledge and wisdom to ensure that any business and its leader has the potential to be an outperformer.
  • Karen Simmonite - Operations Coordinator
    Karen knows that any good project requires good process and communication. This is where Karen excels and manages all things operational for The Outperformance Hub.
  • Steph Field - Trainer and OD Specialist
    Steph doesn’t get rattled easily and there isn’t much she hasn’t seen after 25 years of professional HR advice and consulting. This makes Steph a great asset to The Outperformance Hub as she has proven ability to design, develop and implement effective strategic and operational people management initiatives, tailored to support business objectives.
  • Liz Gordon - Trainer/Investors in People Assessor
    Liz and innovation go together. Liz has a passion to be on the cusp of latest thinking and likes to challenge the status quo if there is a better way. As a lecturer on the University of Otago MBA programme, Liz really does get to see leading edge research and rub shoulders with global thinkers.
  • Jo Ashby - Trainer
    Joanne has an extensive history in Human Resources and Organisational Development and this experience makes her a star facilitator and trainer. Her down to earth, no nonsense approach is welcomed by clients as they move quickly to improve performance and culture within their business. Jo has designed and managed a variety of strategic interventions aimed at performance improvement of both individuals and organisations. Her strength lies in quickly identifying and understanding the issues and working collaboratively to arrive at the best solutions.
  • John Francis - Mentor/Board Advisor
    John believes businesses must always focus on growth and profitability. His involvement in the banking and finance industries for over 30 years gives him a good deal of street cred when working with clients to improve performance that impacts the bottom line. John is a natural relationship builder and quickly gains the trust and confidence of clients through his practical and pragmatic approach. A good dose of humour helps too!

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