WHO WE ARE

The world of athlete and artist management is divided firmly into 3 groups. Those who have no idea that the current “transactional” model is harming their clients, those that know but don’t care, and those who believe that it’s time to change the way the industry works.

At Tenzing our team members sit firmly in the third camp. We are the catalyst for change, constantly innovating and improving services to enable like-minded agencies and management companies to focus on long-term holistic client welfare.

Sarah Dewsbury

Operations Manager

Sarah is passionate about athlete welfare and has spent a large amount of her time working with athletes and their families across a variety of jobs including the last 5 years as office manager at the Blues Rugby franchise.

Adam Thomson

Founder

World Cup winning All Black Adam Thomson has been pivotal in helping shape WEARETENZING.
A BPhEd combined with 15 years of professional sporting experience gives Adam world class expertise in sports management, leadership, and player welfare. Currently still playing at an elite level and with a background in multimedia he provides a diverse skillset and perspective across all divisions of WEARETENZING. Adam has played 10 years of Super Rugby for the Highlanders, Reds and Rebels.
He is among only a handful of people to have won World Cup titles at every level – Under 19, Under 21, All Blacks 2011 and World Sevens Series.

Derek Handley

Founder

Derek Handley is a New York-based social entrepreneur from New Zealand. He created Aera Foundation, a charitable studio investing in new companies and causes addressing social issues in innovative ways. Aera is a strategic partner of WeAreTENZING.

Sam Hazledine

Founder

The Ernst & Young – Young Entrepreneur of the Year and Sir Peter Blake Leader is the founder and Managing Director of MedRecruit, the fastest growing service business in the country in the Deloitte Fast 50, and MedCapital, the fastest growing wealth management company for doctors in Australasia.

Brooke Howard-Smith

CEO

X Games Medalist and social entrepreneur Brooke Howard-Smith spent 11 years in the US founding some of action sport’s most successful companies.

Ben Boyle

Client Manager / Agent

Ben is a graduate of the BPhEd Degree majoring in Sports Management from Otago University and is WeAreTENZING’s specialist rugby manager.

Dan Sing

Client Manager / Bus Dev

With an extremely diverse business background, Dan has a unique complement of skills perfectly aligned with our core values and goals that meld all three WEARETENZING entities.

Bronson Ross

Client Manager - South Island

Bronson is a recently retired professional rugby player, playing throughout the UK and Europe, most recently with Ulster in Ireland. His vast and varied experience of professional rugby afforded him a deep insight into the international rugby landscape and the many unique challenges a professional rugby player may face. As such he’s a strong advocate of player welfare and holistic sports management. Bronson is also a UK and Ireland Registered Agent, an experienced Certified Personal Trainer, and an IRFU Level 3 Coach, who enjoys mentoring and coaching young athletes in his spare time. In addition, Bronson holds a BA in Politics and History from the University of Otago.

David Le

Head of Financial Services

David is the co-founder of MedCapital and the managing director of Strategy 360. He has an AGSM from the University of New South Wales, and is a Master of Taxation. His expertise are in tax, trusts, investments, and structures.

Michael Wright

Private Wealth / Tax Manager

Michael has extensive experience working with people and businesses around New Zealand, Australia, Singapore and across the Pacific Islands.

Haimona Ngata

Head of Content

Having worked in broadcast television for over 18 years, Haimona gained experience at all the major broadcasters here in New Zealand, including TVNZ, Mediaworks, SKYTV, and numerous advertising agencies and production companies.

Zach Clarke

Client Manager / social media

A graduate of AUT with a Bachelor’s degree in sports management, Zach brings current industry knowledge, almost superhuman speed to the ruck, and unique skills in social media growth and development.