Meet our Trainers

Professionals in the industry with decades of experience

Experts in their field

Get the knowledge and skills in your career interest straight from industry experts.

Feroze Ashraff


About Feroze

Feroze has over 12 years’ experience as a lecturer, trainer, and tutor, and over 18 years of working experience in ICT, both in New Zealand and Malaysia. He has a Master’s degree in Information Systems Security (Australia) and holds the prestigious CISSP qualification, held by only 337 people in NZ as of July 2020, and was the first person in Australasia to obtain the CompTIA CASP certification. Feroze also holds certifications in Cloud+, Security+, A+ and other professional vendor certificates such as Microsoft and Cisco.

A highlight of his IT career was working as an Information Systems Manager in charge of IT Infrastructure spanning over 12 locations across New Zealand, India and China. Feroze has had the opportunity offer his experience as a tech-spert to University of Auckland, Malaysian Airlines, Philips (Malaysia), Toshiba (Malaysia) and Western Digital (Malaysia).

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David Sharples

AMCDANZ - Career Services

About David

David Sharples is our resident employability trainer with 8 years' experience in the HR and recruitment sector. He has spent his career supporting professionals in navigating their career journey and unlocking their potential.

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Linden Vasey

Coach, educator and writer at Your ThinkingCoach, founder of the Leading Better Change forum

About Linden

Throughout her 12+ year consulting career supporting large complex organisations in security, technology and risk, Linden developed a reputation for bringing out the best in people she worked with.  Whether she was leading teams through business continuity assessments, internal or external audit, or security consulting projects, her coaching leadership style was focused on building trust, fostering creativity, and helping people solve their own problems and achieve their goals. As a people leader, Linden supported many colleagues to make career transitions, step into leadership roles and take on new challenges.

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Nidia Jackson

IT Trainer

About Nidia

Nidia Jackson is our Software Developer expert, specialising in Python programming.

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Social Media and Business Trainer

About Martina

Martina is our Social Media expert, specialising in developing products across an array of industries and promoting them through various social media channels.

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