We’re excited to welcome the newest member of the Quasar team, Leanne Chapman, who joins us as our Finance and Operations Manager. Leanne has a wealth of experience in accounting and operations and is responsible for overseeing Quasar’s day-to-day finance and operations activities and performing financial analysis, reporting and management activities. Leanne says, "I am thrilled have joined the Quasar team and to work alongside such committed and collaborative people!"
Leanne graduated with a Diploma in Accountancy & Management in Ireland before starting as an Assistant Accountant with In1 Solutions, a software development company. After working up to CFO, Leanne relocated to New Zealand in 2004 where she set up a New Zealand branch for In1 and become General Manager. Along with her business partner, Leanne then set up Redcow Marketing, which helped people grow their businesses online.
Six years ago, Leanne relocated to Christchurch and has since held GM roles in the professional services industry with Cambridge Partners and Moore Stephens Markhams.
On weekends, you can find Leanne spending time with family and friends and maybe rehearsing for her latest musical theatre project, as a member of CentreStage Rolleston.
Quasar Systems has welcomed Richard Fry to the role of Operations Manager. Richard is based at Quasar’s Christchurch office and will be responsible for leading all operational aspects of the business, including the maintenance of contractual relationships and internal systems.
Over the last eighteen years, Richard has worked consistently in leadership and customer facing roles within a range of infrastructure and technology focused organisations. His knowledge and skills in leading the delivery of complex systems and services will be an asset to Quasar as the company continues to grow and develop.
Richard replaces Paul Le Fevre who previously held the role. Paul's experience and leadership within Quasar was highly valued and we thank Paul for his contributions to the company.
Richard Schwass, Quasar’s Managing Director says, “We are all really excited that Richard is joining our team. He brings a unique set of skills and experiences that will have a real impact on the business and I look forward to what we are going to be able to achieve with his input.”
Prior to joining Quasar, Richard worked in customer management, sales and marketing at Airways, where he was focused on the provision of complex systems and services to the aviation sector. Previously he has also held several appointments at Tait Communications, within product development and the services team.
Richard Fry states: “I am very much enjoying being part of the Quasar Team. This is an exciting time for the sector with boundless opportunities for efficiency and modernisation.”
Quasar Systems has recently appointed Greg Hansen as Sales and Marketing Manager, a newly created role. Greg has extensive experience in sales and marketing gained in Financial Services, Telecommunications, Energy and more recently the Mining industry. He has joined the team at an exciting time, and is looking forward to helping Quasar continue to deliver quality solutions and products to its growing base of customers.