Our Team

What makes Cucumber special isn’t a technology, framework or tool (or even a methodology, philosophy or approach). What makes us unique is our people. We search high and low for the best marketers, designers, analysts, developers, project managers and relationship type folk and then we do our very best to convince them that they should come and work for us. Most of the time they agree (we can be very persuasive) and that - simple though it seems - is the secret behind a team of people from Russia, the UK, Argentina, China, Brazil, India, Holland and even New Zealand that our customers love to work with. 

We asked some photographers to come in and take some snaps of us and (of course) make us look better than we do in real life. They assure us that they succeeded but you're welcome to pop in to our offices and decide for yourself. 

Rob Ford

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Rob Ford

CEO

Rob’s been in involved in technology businesses for most of his career and is an collector and trier of gadgets, was once a semi professional tennis player but now the mind is willing but the body is not.

Rob’s been in involved in technology businesses for most of his career and is an unfortunate collector and trier of gadgets.

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Jodie Tipping

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Jodie Tipping

Director

Jodie’s career in technology started the day she bought a technology company. She speaks fluent Japanese, grows her own vegetables and has a gold medal in multi-tasking.

Jodie’s career in the web started the day she bought a web company.

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Ian Gray

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Ian Gray

Business Manager

Ian has a pet goat named Bertie, 3 horses and a lot of chickens. He used to have a garden too but then he got the chickens. He is doing a horticulture course and hoping to learn how to defend his garden.

Ian is Cucumber's resident green thumb.

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Dean Wood

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Dean Wood

Business Manager

Dean has run 4 marathons but has never run from ice cream. A self-confessed petrol head, he has to watch Bathurst every year with only a tub of ice cream and a slab of pizza for company.

Dean has run 4 marathons but has never run from ice cream. A petrol head, he has to watch Bathurst every year.

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June Mobley

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June Mobley

Finance Manager

June is Cucumber’s CFO, COO and OCM (Official Camp Mother). She has her finger on the pulse of pretty much everything and navigates the business around twists and turns with the same ease as she does her Goldwing.

June is Cucumber’s CFO, COO and OCM (Official Camp Mother).

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Peter McHannigan

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Peter McHannigan

Strategy & Service Design

Peter has more degrees than the rest of Cucumber combined (it’s not that the rest of us are stupid, it’s just that Peter's really smart). He runs ultra-marathons barefoot and writes in a neat font. We are saving up to buy him shoes.

Peter runs ultra-marathons barefoot and writes in a neat font. We are saving up to buy him shoes.

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Carol Machaj

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Carol Machaj

Digital Experience Analyst

Carol is an amateur triathlete, qualified masseuse and started out as a software developer back when women didn’t do that sort of thing. She is from the UK but her surname is from Poland.

Carol is from the UK but her surname is from Poland.

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Matt Varley

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Matt Varley

Project Manager

Matt studied golf and maths at St. Andrews, has modelled jumpers for GQ magazine, was a snowboard instructor in Switzerland and he's our Project Manager. We're as surprised as you are.

Matt has modelled for GQ magazine and was a snowboard instructor in Switzerland.

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Nick Baker

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Nick Baker

Support Consultant

Nick is a web analyst, self-confessed sports addict and almost always wins the office sports sweepstakes. In hindsight, those things may be related. He started in web analytics before Google was invented and drinks a lot of tea. Seriously, a lot.

Nick started in web analytics before Google was invented and drinks a lot of tea. Seriously, a lot.

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Ryan Tuck

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Ryan Tuck

Tech Lead

Ryan is an avid Game of Thrones fan and owns a horse-sized dog (they were out of dog-sized horses). He has 3 kids and has been officially diagnosed as “radio sport obsessed”.

What Ryan doesn't know about cricket isn't worth knowing!

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Greg Burgess

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Greg Burgess

Senior Developer

Greg’s first job out of uni was here at Cucumber, then he did the big OE thing and now he’s back but this time we’ve seized his passport. Greg once came to work dressed as a piece of sushi. Fortunately it was dress-up day.

Greg once came to work dressed as a piece of sushi.

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Rachel Martin

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Rachel Martin

Digital Experience Analyst

When Rachel was a teenager she used to be a regular Code Camp attendee and these days she does hip hop dancing. Basically she is living her life in reverse.

Rachel can code and hip hop dance. Not weird at all.

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Sergey Alekseev

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Sergey Alekseev

Front End Developer

Sergey was once a Major in the Russian army, has 3 degrees and is adept with a sabre. If he asks for chocolate, ask him how much he wants.

Sergey was once a Major in the Russian army, has 3 degrees and is adept with a sabre.

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Mauro Andrea

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Mauro Andrea

Senior Developer

Besides being a master developer, Mauro is also a scuba diver and private pilot. So in his spare time he doesn't spend much time on the ground. Rumours are he moved to New Zealand because it was the longest flight he could find.

Besides being a master developer, Mauro is also a scuba diver and private pilot.

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Matias Iacono

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Matias Iacono

Senior Developer

Matías has been a Microsoft MVP since 2004, a system engineer, a university professor, a published writer and now a Cucumber. His passion for writing has produced a novel, a number of technical books and short stories for various magazines.

Matías has been a Microsoft MVP since 2004, a system engineer, a university professor and a published writer.

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Simon Mottram

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Simon Mottram

Java Developer

Simon is proud to be our oldest developer, with an impressive 20 years of developing under his belt. His special talent's bending his fingers back to touch the back of his hand. He might have more, but we're too afraid to ask.

Simon is proud to be our oldest developer, with an impressive 20 years of developing under his belt.

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Charlotte van Son

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Charlotte van Son

Digital Project Manager

Charlotte is our Digital Project Manager who originally hails from Amsterdam. She’s a self-confessed sports junkie – the more dangerous the better - loves travelling and having long discussions about the weather.

Charlotte originally hails from Amsterdam. She’s a self-confessed sports junkie – the more dangerous the better.

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Daniel Tait

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Daniel Tait

Senior Front End Developer

Daniel has officially “gone missing” twice while hiking. He is a massive game nerd and his ideal weekend is to lock out the outside world until forced out of the house by adult responsibilities – or maybe a long hike….?!

Daniel is a massive game nerd and his ideal weekend is being locked inside until he is forces out by adult responsibilities – or maybe a long hike….?!

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Matt Skinner

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Matt Skinner

Senior Front End Developer

If he’s not tinkering with Code you might find him tinkering in his workshop - Matt enjoys woodworking in his spare time, he is currently building his first 15’ Native American canoe.

If he’s not tinkering with Code he's tinkering in his workshop - Matt's currently building his first 15’ Native American canoe.

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Nick Langstone

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Nick Langstone

Head of Development

Nick is a life long technologist and tinkerer of technology as well as all things mechanical. In his spare time you’ll find him in a workshop creating machines, furniture or gadgets to solve one problem or another.

Nick is a life long technologist and tinkerer, in his spare time you’ll find him in a workshop creating machines, furniture or gadgets to solve one problem or another.

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Sue Camsari

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Sue Camsari

Service Delivery Manager

Sue is Cucumbers Service Delivery Manager. Her main aim in life is to be happy and not to waste anything if possible. She also has a very spoilt Miniature Schnauzer who is joined at the hip when she is not at work.

Sue's main aim in life is to be happy and not to waste anything if possible. She also has a very spoilt Miniature Schnauzer who is joined at the hip when she is not at work.

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Tracey Maule

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Tracey Maule

Senior Developer

After leaving the NZ Army as a qualified Automotive Electrician and Mechanic, she forged a new career path as a Software Developer. Not only does she have cleaner hands, she also owns two rescue dogs and is mum to two grown up girls.

Tracey was formerly in the NZ Army as a qualified Automotive Electrician and Mechanic. Not only does she have cleaner hands now, she also owns two rescue dogs and is mum to two grown up girls.

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Joao Trabbold

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Joao Trabbold

Solution Architect – Lead Developer

Joao is from Brazil and loves to make music and bad puns. He is an amateur philosopher which is necessary with 3 young children to handle.

Joao is from Brazil and loves to make music and bad puns. He is an amateur philosopher which is necessary with 3 young children to handle.

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Tony Lin

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Tony Lin

Mobile Developer

When not developing mobile apps, Tony loves 2 wheel toys (motor and mountain bikes) and wants to trip around NZ. He is working hard to improve his cooking skills to stop his kids complaining.

Tony loves 2 wheel toys (motor and mountain bikes) and wants to trip around NZ. He is working hard to improve his cooking skills to stop his kids complaining.

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Racheal Morrison

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Racheal Morrison

Test Analyst

Racheal attended a Brew Master course at Massey which inspired growing hops and a food forest garden. She likes to sample the beer she brews with her partner - and other people's brewed beer. Beer.

Racheal attended a Brew Master course which inspired growing hops. She likes to sample the beer she brews with her partner - and other's brewed beer. Beer.

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Otis Sutton

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Otis Sutton

Front End Developer

Otis is keen on fishing, hiking and gaming and is a serious Harry Potter addict. When not having weekends with family, Otis keeps fit by chasing his 2 dogs all over the house.

Otis is keen on fishing, hiking and gaming and is a Harry Potter addict. Otis keeps fit by chasing his 2 dogs all over the house.

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Katrina Abbott

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Katrina Abbott

User Experience Designer

Kat has cycle toured around Hawaii solo, lived in 7 countries and has a side hustle metal smithing. She has an obsession with opshopping and mystery box vegetarian cooking.

Kat has cycle toured around Hawaii solo, lived in 7 countries and has a side hustle metal smithing. She also enjoys mystery box vegetarian cooking.

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Amanda Crowther

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Amanda Crowther

Senior Analyst

Amanda is from the Manawatu via the UK, and loves reading, cooking, cocktails, and shoes. She is a little obsessed with the correct usage of apostrophes.

Amanda is from the Manawatu via the UK, and loves reading, cooking, cocktails, and shoes. She is a little obsessed with the correct usage of apostrophes.

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