Meet the Team


      Stephen Davy, Client Finance Manager


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Anne Johnston, Board Services Manager

Anne has always lived in Christchurch. She is married with two adult children and three grandchildren. The expansion and development of the CES organisation is reflected in Anne’s career.

After holding a number of Personal Assistant positions in various large companies she joined CES in 1992 as Company Secretary/Administration Manager and Personal Assistant (responsible for 5 staff). Only the following year she was promoted to her current role, managing the Board Services Division.

Anne’s is a busy role. The Board Services Division team consists of both fulltime and part-time secretaries who attend secondary, intermediate and primary school board meetings. The client base also includes Not for Profit organizations and the Community sector.

Outside her ‘formal’ career, Anne also extended her capabilities into administration work with Plunket, Kindergarten and school committees, when she was at home raising her children full-time. A busy person always has time!

Outside work Anne is keen on travel and playing bridge.


Lynley Ross, Auckland Regional Manager

Lynley can legitimately claim to know her business back to front!

She’s been a mother of school aged children, has served on a school board of trustees and has worked extensively in finance, both outside and within the education sector.

The early part of Lynley’s career was spent in accounting positions both in NZ and in England. Prior to joining Multi Serve Lynley spent 10 years away from her profession while her children were young, although she served on their primary school Board of Trustees for six years.

Lynley is well known in the Auckland education community and has accumulated a wealth of knowledge relating to school finances. She has enjoyed the challenge of introducing CES to the Auckland market and its unique “not for profit” nature has been extremely well received by the Auckland schools.

Outside work one of her interests is in water-skiing; she is the Treasurer of the NZ Tournament Water Ski Association and a Class 1 Judge of the sport.

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Murray Gordon, Accountant

Following some 20 years accounting experience in industries as diverse as grocery wholesaling and retailing, supermarkets, shopping centres and commercial printing, Murray joined CES as the organisation’s accountant in 2001.

In addition to CES internal accounting Murray has been looking after the financial aspects of Trusts, schools and preschools for over 10 years.

Murray’s a member of the NZ Institute of Accountants and served on the Halswell Primary School Board of Trustees 2004-2007, gaining valuable insight into fulfilling the requirements of schools.

Married with 2 children, Murray keenly follows and supports his children’s sporting activities in rugby, cricket and netball.

Summer holidays away from home with the family are always enjoyable while good food, good wine and good company are year-round favourites!

An avid follower of sport, (particularly rugby — Canterbury, of course) Murray still enjoys the occasional game of golf or tennis.

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Wayne Jamieson, Supplies and Marketing Manager

Wayne was born in Ashburton and has worked in the Education Service environment for fairly much all his working life. From being a Property Manager at the Department of Education where the answer to everything was NO through Tomorrows Schools and into education service centres where a paradigm shift of attitude took place to YES OF COURSE. His role has changed naturally over the years and he is now responsible for the Board of Trustee election process for CES, creates and over sees our conference and seminar programmes for school staff through the country, undertakes fixed asset reviews for schools through New Zealand and still sells furniture to schools.
Wayne has a B.A from Canterbury University , is an affliliate to New Zealand Property Insititute and a Member of New Zealand Institute of Management.

Outside work Whanau and music are his great loves-married to Diane with two sons Josh and Harry- both at University. Despite his age still out playing bass for assorted bands round town and still getting confused with Bob Parker from time to time.

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Stephen Davy, Client Finance Manager

Steve joined CES late 2012 after over 25 years in the accounting profession. Steve started his accounting career in Wellington doing audit and briefly in Sydney. From there Steve moved to the UK where he worked in industry and the BBC for 9 years.

From there Steve returned to New Zealand and has lived in Christchurch with his wife. Steve’s accounting work in Christchurch has included 12 years in the Education and Export Education sector.

Steve lives just out of Christchurch on a lifestyle block where he breeds alpacas. He also enjoys attending films, theatre, following sport and most outdoor activities.

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Yasmin Sellars, Client Finance Manager

Yasmin came to us from a Public Practice, where she was a senior accountant. She has been an accountant for the past 15 years with a mix of corporate and public practice. Yasmin has also served as a Committee member and treasurer in her Community preschool.

Yasmin immigrated to New Zealand in 1997, after meeting her Kiwi husband on her OE in England. They now have 3 children, who keep them very busy, as well as a dog, a rabbit, 2 guinea pigs and numerous tropical fish.

Between watching her son play Ruby, and athletics and her daughters’ ballet lessons, Yasmin finds time to watch Rugby (avid Canterbury supporter) and read books.

Yasmin prides herself on her customer service – if she says she will do something she does her best to deliver.

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Carolyn Bentley, Payroll/ Finance Officer

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David Appleby, Fund Management/ IT Coordinator

Kurt Barlow, Asset Coordinator

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Gail Chamberlain, Finance Officer

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Julie MacIntyre, Finance Officer

1D Lady Ruby Drive
East Tamaki
Manukau 2013
64-9-265 0854
89 Nazareth Avenue
PO Box 414
64-3-338 4444
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