Polley - Project Manager - Auckland, New Zealand

Nathan Polley

Auckland, New Zealand


Project Manager


I have been involved in a number of projects in the not for profit sector, government, industry, and corporate. I am looking to further hone my skills in projects.

Work History

Senior Consultant

PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) Papua New Guinea

March 2013 - October 2013

This role focused on consulting and training in a change management context. Programs included:
° Delivery of training in the Public Finance Management Act of Papua New Guinea
° Development and delivery of procurement and finance training
° Consulting for clients in the financial services sector.

Principal Business Coach

Coaching Greatness

January 2012 - March 2013

Coaching Greatness is a sole-trader business that provides business coaching to assist clients in achieving personal or business outcomes. Areas Coaching Greatness coaches in are:
° Strategy and competitive advantage, including sales and marketing
° Business processes and systems design
° Human relations.

Training and Development Specialist

Tri Training

December 2011 - March 2013

This role included business development and marketing solutions. Development and delivery of training programs included:
° Certificate II, III, IV in Business
° Certificate III & IV in Business Administration, Frontline Management, Accounting
° Certificate IV in Retail and Project Management
° Diploma of Business, Accounting, Management and Project Management.

Project Manager, Administrator and Financial Controller

Bridgeman Christian Outreach Centre

April 2010 - December 2011

Bridgeman Christian Outreach Centre is a contemporary church in Brisbane with a congregation of 750 people and numerous community projects that I managed. My role included:
° Business process analysis and system design
° Financial management, preparation of financial reports, submission of reports to Board of Management, liaison with auditors regarding compliance
° Business development and project management of IT and community projects.
As the financial controller, I also sat on the Bridgeman Christian Outreach Centre Board of Management as a Treasurer and Secretary.

Office Manager and Project Management Trainer

The Moreland Group

September 2007 - April 2010

The Moreland Group is a nationally recognised Registered Training Organization (RTO) specialising in Project Management. Courses and programs are based on the PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) methodology and delivered to corporate or government clients. My responsibilities included:
° Training in Project Management, Microsoft Project, MYOB and ARIBA (procurement software)
° Project management consulting in governance and program management
° Managing clients, stakeholders and trainers
° Training administration, compliance management, and project management of business projects
° Training assessment (specialising in Project Management and government procurement).

Project Manager, Department Manager / Business Development Manager

Builders Discount Warehouse

October 2005 - September 2007

Builders Discount Warehouse is now one of the larger bathroom and kitchen retail outlets in Queensland, and is growing in the Australian plumbing wholesale market. I grew the kitchen department to be one of the biggest kitchen importers in Queensland. In this position, I:
° Was a key member of the management team to develop a new department
° Developed business plans and strategic marketing initiatives
° Negotiated international business partners and procurement arrangements
° Project management of kitchen installations.


Bridgeman Online

Bridgeman Online is a complex online church database designed to streamline the efficiency of church operations and event registration. It integrates major functions in HR, event management, project management, finance, and database management.

Qualifications & Certifications

Vocational Graduate Diploma of Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy Leadership and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Tri Training

Project Management Professional (PMP)

Project Management Institute

Master of Business Administration

University of the Sunshine Coast

Certificate IV & Diploma

The Coaching Institute

Diploma of Accounting and Certificate IV in Accounting

Inspire Education

Graduate Certificate in Ministry

Christian Heritage College

Diploma in Project Management

The Moreland Group

Victory College

Project management consulting

Outreach Centre

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