The Enterprise North Canterbury team is compiled of highly skilled and experienced staff from a variety of backgrounds; many of the staff are also North Cantabrians and have a passion for their region.


Heather Warwick – Chief Executive

HeatherHeather Warwick has been leading Enterprise North Canterbury since September 2003. She is responsible for supporting her high performing team and contributing to the economic wellbeing of North Canterbury community.

Heather has 20 years experience specialising in economic development and has gained her Graduate Diploma in Economic Development at AUT and is also a graduate of the Institute of Directors, Company Director Course.

Heather has a high level of business knowledge and experience from having owned seven businesses over 25 years including wholesale and retail franchise businesses.

Phone: 03 327 5736

Miles Dalton – Business Support Manager


Miles has spent years helping people to set up or grow their businesses, both within his role at ENC, but also in his past career where he has helped establish over 100 arts based businesses and 50 community enterprises.

Miles understands the passion that drives people to go out on their own and can help to focus that passion so that your business has the best chance of success. He is also an expert in identifying gaps in a business and finding solutions to fill those gaps.

He has a varied past himself, having been self employed as an actor and a plumber, and employed in the private sector as a zookeepe. He also worked for the government for many years as a community funder, a policy advisor and a senior business analyst.

Now his job is to help business owners to achieve their goals, and it is being able to help people to reach their dreams that drives him.

Phone: 03 327 5732

Sarah Waldron - District Promotions Manager

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Sarah is responsible for Visit Waimakariri which is the promotion of the district to domestic and international visitors. This also includes events and the management of the Waimakariri Event Fund. Alongside this, Sarah looks after Town Centres,  our websites, and ENC's IT.

Sarah has a background in project managing large web development projects. Prior to this Sarah was involved in the marketing of Christchurch International Airport and the Gateway to the South, and held various roles at including Marketing Services, Conference and Incentives and Head of Department for Guest Services.

Phone: 03 327 5728

Gwen Creek - i-SITE Visitor Information & Business Centre Manager


Gwen is the Manager of this fully accredited i-SITE which is part of the Visitor Information Network making it Waimakariri’s Official  i-SITE. Gwen has been involved at the Kaiapoi Visitor Centre since its inception in 2002. Managing the Kaiapoi i-SITE requires it to be staffed and operational 364 days of the year, only closed on Christmas Day.

Gwen has a National Certificate in both Business Administration and Travel & Tourism and loves assisting our community and working to promote the Waimakariri district to the visitors. She is ably assisted by Crystal and Wendy.

Phone: 03 327 5738 


Lynley McDougall – Business Centre Coordinator

Lynley croppedLynley is responsible for organising networking functions, coordinating the business centre and training programme, and job listings for employers in the Waimakariri and Hurunui districts.

Another aspect of Lynley's role is the operation of the Kaiapoi i-Site, promoting the Waimakariri area and ensuring domestic and international visitors have information on local and national events as well as providing bookings for transport, accommodation and tourist attractions.

Lynley has a background in operational management, employment, training, and visitor services in the arts and now lives in Oxford with her husband on a small lifestyle block. Lynley is looking forward to providing networking and training opportunities to businesses and is also very keen to assist visitors with their tourism experience.

Phone: 03 327 3135

Melanie Cox – Training & Events Co-ordinator

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Melanie works 17 hours per week, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. You can contact Melanie when booking training or registering for our networking events, database updates or any general enquires you have around these topics.

Melanie has a strong administration background including working within the HR and recruitment industry as a consultant and providing in-house recruitment support to the education sector within Canterbury.

Phone: 03 327 5731

Pattie Pegler - Communications Advisor


Pattie is our communications person.  She is responsible for letting people know about our newsworthy projects.  That includes liaising with media outlets and working on our own communication channels such as our newsletter and website content. 

She has always had a love of the written word and for several years has worked as a freelance feature writer for various print and online publications in New Zealand and overseas.  She’s also had a stint of running her own small business and has experience in marketing and communications for a range of businesses from tech start- ups to a large US corporate.

Phone: 03 327 5734

JustinJustin Fletcher - Accounts

Justin works part time for ENC providing payroll, budgeting and account processing services.

Justin moved from the UK 11 years ago with a background in Management accounting and Project management. He lives in Rangiora with his wife Mel and 2 sons Jack and Alex. He enjoys fishing, reading, and gardening.


Amelia Norman - Online Editor


Amelia’s part-time role focusses on expanding and perfecting our online communication including social media, newsletters and website content. A trained journalist, Amelia has a background in online marketing, website content and travel writing.

At home Amelia is mum to two small boys, occasional freelance travel writer and lover of yoga, shopping and family holidays.


David Viles – Corporate Consultant

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David is our part time corporate consultant providing assistance on governance, finance and risk management and employment matters. David has provided executive governance to ENC since July 2005.

David holds director roles in a number of companies in North Canterbury.

In David's spare time, he is pursuing his passion to climb mountains and in 2012 David summited Mt Aspiring.