‘Experts in strategy-led marketing'

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Our Team

Our team includes a talented, experienced and hand-picked community of business and creative specialists

Lee Retimana - Chief Marketer & Brand Strategist 

Lee RetimanaBCA, MBA (Distinction), Cert. Direct Marketing, FCIM (Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing)

With 25 plus years in sales and marketing across a diverse range of industries including IT, manufacturing, health and business services, Lee Retimana offers a huge wealth of experience. Her skills include marketing strategy and branding, direct and online marketing, social media, copywriting, lead generation, international/export marketing, communications and public speaking.

Lee is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, as well as a member of the NZ Marketing Association and Network of Executive Marketers. She also sits on the Advisory Boards for both the Massey University College of Business and the Ara Institute of Canterbury School of Business (as the Chairperson).

Lee loves working with small and medium-sized businesses and helping businesses grow through focused, actionable marketing solutions. With a focus on fresh thinking; Lee challenges her team at Muritai Marketing to use their experience and expertise to challenge ineffective marketing with creative ideas, strategic thinking, and common sense to deliver marketing that works.

Interests include family and friends, wellness and good food. A lover of all things sport (particularly skiing, rugby, league and F1); Lee has also represented New Zealand in Dragon Boating.

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Jayden Ford - Marketing Advisor

Jayden 2Bachelor of Applied Management (Sales & Marketing and Human Resources)

Jayden graduated from Ara Institute of Canterbury with a Bachelor of Applied Management with a double degree in Sales and Marketing, and Human Resources. He is a passionate marketer and creative thinker who has a particular interest in the brand and strategy aspects of marketing.

In addition to his strategic marketing expertise, Jayden is a Facebook-certified digital marketer. He has practical expertise in implementing digital communications plans for clients. This includes managing multiple social media accounts, creating blog and post content, developing and sending eNewsletters, and managing website content updates for clients across a diverse range of industries.

Outside of work, Jayden enjoys reading horror and crime drama novels. He is also a keen video gamer.

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Carolyn Brown – Wordsmith

Carolyn 2BA with Honours in Sociology

Carolyn has 20+ years of experience in writing copy in various formats. Whether she is writing funding applications, informative blogs, interesting newsletters, research papers, website pages, or copy for marketing campaigns, she has the ability to communicate effectively with customers and clients across a broad range of industries.

Ultimately, Carolyn loves the challenge of writing in short form and communicating through the written word. Her relevant qualifications include:

 - Certificate in Grammar for English Writers – with Distinction, New Zealand Writers' College

 - Post Graduate Certificate in Resource Studies, Lincoln University

 - Bachelor of Arts Honours – Sociology, University of Canterbury

 - Various Marketing and Communication roles since 2002

 - SEO Keyword Strategy, Lynda.com



Cara Wylde – Marketing Assistant

Cara joins the Muritai Group team as our Marketing Assistant. Her primary duties include undertaking administrative tasks to ensure our operation runs smoothly. She also supports the work we do in our marketing plans and strategies.


Michael Stickle – Adviser - Business Development

We don't know what Michael does either but we think business development is code for makes lots of noise, tells lots of jokes and cleans us out of coffee. But seriously, Michael's expertise in managing and strengthening key business relationships and precision in swiftly ramping projects adds considerable value to our business. Plus he has a remarkable talent for one liners


Our Specialists

Natasha Woods - Senior Graphic Designer

Natasha has extensive experience working in the design and marketing arena for over 10 years and has worked in both New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

Michelle Sullivan - Website Specialist

Michelle is an experienced Christchurch web designer who has been designing websites since 1995. Her mission is to design websites that are good-looking, modern, easy-to-use, and fully optimised to achieve your business goals. Web Matters: www.webmatters.co.nz

Leanne Wickham - Proofreader and Copy Editor

Leanne is a proofreader and a copy editor with a lifelong passion for the written word. Leanne ensures that our documents are accurate and grammatically correct.

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