How can we help?

Professional advice and independent, licensed investigators are recommended for these investigations.

  • Bullying & harassment All complaints of bullying and/or harassment, including sexual or racial harassment, must be taken seriously and be addressed swiftly. Read more
  • Complaints & misconduct You may need to conduct an investigation after a complaint is received or employee misconduct uncovered. Read more
  • The role of an investigator The decision of who will undertake an investigation on behalf of your organisation is one that must be carefully considered Read more

Meet the team

Our team of seasoned experts is on-hand to help you and to help keep your people safe.

  • Murray Broadbelt ER/HR Consultant - Northland murray.broadbelt@ema.co.nz
    027 4300 113
    Murray has been working in the employment relations field for more than 30 years, with experience in collective bargaining, personal grievances, employment agreements, investigations, restructuring, mediations and general human resources. Murray leads a team of specialists for EMA based in Whangarei, covering the Northland Region. He has previously held HR roles in large manufacturing businesses in Auckland and Whangarei. Read more
  • Russell Drake ER/HR Consultant - Waikato russell.drake@ema.co.nz
    021 686 621
    Russell has led the EMA's Waikato consulting practice since 2010 and is an experienced employment relations and dispute resolution practitioner. Russell acts as an independent mediator in workplace dispute situations and also as advocate for the employer in all forums from the workplace and mediation services to the Employment Authority and Employment Court. Read more
  • Chris Longman ER/HR Consultant - Bay of Plenty chris.longman@ema.co.nz
    027 403 1788
    Chris is our lead HR and Employment Relations specialist in Tauranga - supporting businesses within the wider Bay of Plenty, from Waihi to the Eastern Bay. Chris has over 15 years experience working within human resource management in the public and private sectors. Whether it's updating your employment documentation, assisting you to plan and implement a restructure, or dealing with a difficult employment investigation or situation; Chris can work with you to step you through a fair process to get the right result. He is regularly commended for his promptness, professionalism and quality of service. Read more
  • Bruce Lotter ER/HR Consultant - Auckland bruce.lotter@ema.co.nz
    027 5351 469
    Bruce is an experienced human resources and employment relations professional providing strategic and operational advice, pragmatic solutions and hands on assistance for employers. He has extensive human resources, employment relations, employment law and general management experience, having held executive management and also senior human resources roles within medium sized family businesses, employer organisations and a multi site global corporate. Bruce previously specialised in employment law and employment relations practicing as an attorney in the employment law and commercial litigation teams of a large national law firm in South Africa. Read more
  • Lisa Oakley ER/HR Consultant - Auckland Lisa.Oakley@ema.co.nz
    0275735483
    Lisa Oakley Bcom, PGdipBusAdmin, MMgmt, CFHRINZ, CAHRI is a Board Member and National Vice President of HRNZ, and sits on the Workbridge Council. Lisa has 20 years' experience in HR and HSE in large scale service environments in Australia and New Zealand across a range of industries. Notably she has worked with Spark and Air New Zealand as well as many Not for Profit organisations and SME’s as a Consultant. Lisa is presently a volunteer Business Mentor through Business Mentors NZ and is motivated by supporting SME leaders and organisations to reach their full potential. Lisa tutors Employment Relations at Massey University and is working towards her Grad Dip in Occupational Health and Safety. Lisa is a Coach, Mediator and licensed Private Investigator. Lisa will partner with your business to provide customised HR support for people strategy, policy, structure, capability, culture and operational excellence. Lisa is experienced in all areas of HR and particularly passionate about Leadership, Performance, and Dispute Resolution. Read more
  • Sarah Selwood ER/HR Consultant - Auckland sarah.selwood@ema.co.nz
    027 4744 954
    ER|HR consultant available to provide support to members for HR projects. My passion is managing performance to improve business results, employment relations, and leadership development. I have corporate and small business experience. I am an experienced workplace investigator, a qualified mediator and have a depth of experience in responding to workplace conflict and personal grievances for employers, including representation at mediation and negotiated settlements. When undertaking restructuring, I will guide you in following a fair and compliant process, and assist in managing your risks on the way through. If you require HR support for very small or larger projects, I'd be happy to discuss your requirements and how I can assist. Read more
  • Jason Tuck ER/HR Consultant - Auckland jason.tuck@ema.co.nz
    021 992 192
    Jason has a business degree combined with over 30 years Human Resources and Employment Relations Management experience. During his career he has utilised his skills and experience in the Public Health and Housing sectors, for NGOs and well known companies such as Carter Holt Harvey, Air New Zealand, Ports of Auckland and Countdown. Read more