About

This is

Our Why.

Meet

Our Team.

The Mission Ready accelerator was launched by a passionate team with local and global project experience industry network, talent development experience, and a keen eye on tech skills requirements. We were set up to bridge the growing skills shortage by challenging the way the next tech workforce is prepared. That’s why we created this model in collaboration with industry employers and leaders.

Diana
Sharma

Co-founder &
Mission
Director

ALAN
KAN

Co-founder &
Innovation Director

ZAC
DE SILVA

Advisory Board Chair

MIDU
CHANDRA

Advisory Board Member

PIETER
WATSON

Advisory Board Member

MANPREET MALHOTRA

Programme Director 

Simon
CASford

Strategic Projects &
Partnerships Director

DINITHI RATNAYAKE

Candidate Success
Manager 

PHILIP Nannestad

Candidate
Recruitment  Manager

Michelle
Mackisack

HR
Partner

AFRAZ
SIDDIQUI

Lead Trainer (Salesforce Development)

Olivia
Tech-Orias

Salesforce Development Trainer & Mentor

SEBIN
BENJAMIN

Lead Trainer
(Full Stack Development)

Reuben
Simpson

Full Stack Development Trainer & Mentor

Ewan
Zhang

Full Stack Development Trainer & Mentor

RAM
MANTHRY

Lead Trainer (Software Development)

SEANN
LAUTNER

Lead Trainer
(User Experience)

Ashley
Narayan

Growth
Marketer

Shirley
Tricker

Project
Coordinator & Mentor

Heather
Chambers

Project
Coordinator & Mentor

Ching Ha
Lee

Digital
Experience
Lead

Alisha
Ali

Candidate 
Recruitment
 Advisor

Emma
Cooper

Candidate
Recruitment
Advisor

Campbell
McIntyre

Candidate
Success
Advisor

Keir
Church

Admin 
Assistant

Our

Vision.

Mission Ready’s vision is to create a better world by developing and coaching talented, creative individuals and guiding them into exciting tech-enabled careers with organisations that care.

The Mission Ready accelerator was launched by a passionate team with local and global project experience, industry network, talent development experience, and a keen eye on tech skills requirements. We were set up to bridge the growing skills shortage by challenging the way the next tech workforce is prepared. That’s why we created this model in collaboration with industry employers and leaders.

Better

Skills,

Better

Lives,

Better

World

Designed to deliver

On our promise.

The accelerator is designed to deliver on our promise to employers to develop quality candidates that are in-demand.   Our candidates stand out because we understand that currently employers hire people who understand their business environments, and have relevant work experience. That’s why our model is designed to equip you with the most sought after practices including Agile and Design Thinking practices, and project experience. ​
Our model is designed to equip you with the most sought after practices including Agile and Design Thinking practices, and project experience. ​

Apply for

a grant.

We know life is unpredictable – we have been there. Hence, We want to change these stats. In a sector where there is skills shortages, we want to make it easier to help more people get back on their feet.

Asplre grant

Aspire Grants are open to candidates from low-income households.This covers the full programme fees for the 14 weeks. And is also available to those recently made redundant and those who have been out of the workforce due to unforeseen circumstances.

youth grant

Aspire Grants are open to candidates from low-income households.This covers the full programme fees for the 14 weeks. And is also available to those recently made redundant and those who have been out of the workforce due to unforeseen circumstances.

Get in touch

With us.

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    VISIT US

  • Mission Ready HQ
  • Level 5, 115 Queen Street
  • Auckland CBD
  • Auckland, 1010

designed for social Impact

Mission ready is a For Purpose business. Social Impact is part of our mission and business model.

in Academic alliance with otago polytechnic

A Nzqa accredited public education institution, consistently ranked in its External evaluations and reviews as highly confident