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 zookeeper. 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


Michele Wilson – Business Support

Michele Wilson cropMichele’s role at ENC is to assist our business support manager as a point of contact for businesses, carrying out business assessments and linking people with people. She is very much a “people person” who loves meeting face to face and having good old fashion conversations.

Prior to working at ENC Michele has many years’ experience in government, supporting people in social development including employment recruitment and industry training. She has also worked in personal banking, credit managing and events coordination and has NZQA qualifications in business support.

When Michele is not working she’s kept busy with family life. She has 13-year-old twin girls and along with her husband Rob owns an interior plastering business in Christchurch.

Michele works part time from Monday to Friday 8.30am to 3pm.

Phone: 0272666421

Lynley McDougall – Business Centre Manager

Lynley croppedLynley is responsible for managing the business centre and training programme, organising networking functions, 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 – Visit Waimakariri Co-ordinator

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Melanie works 17 hours per week, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays for Visit Waimakariri. You can contact Melanie when wanting to advertise and promote your local events or if you are looking to apply to the Visit Waimakariri Event Funding.

Prior to joining the VW team, Melanie worked for 3 years with Enterprise North Canterbury as the Training & Events Co-Ordinator.

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

Gwen Creek - i-SITE Visitor Information Centre Manager


Gwen is the Manager of this fully accredited Kaiapoi 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. She has extensive knowledge and experience with assisting locals, domestic and international travellers with booking itineraries including accommodation, transport, attractions and activities. Gwen's also your go-to person for large group bookings such as wine tours, train trips and overnight destinations.

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 Lynley and Glenna.

View the i-SITE opening hours and contact information here

Phone: 03 327 5738 

 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.


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.


David Viles – Corporate Consultant

David Viles

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.