Hamilton

86 The Boulevard, Te Rapa
07 834 1514

Tauranga

90 Whakakake St, Tauriko
07 579 4017

Auckland

5D Piermark Drive, Rosedale
09 414 4377

Our Team

The Team! That’s what we are all about. It’s our people that make us tick. We have an awesome team here at Tika and a great company culture. Meet some of our key people by checking out their profiles below.

Chris Jespersen

Site Manager

Wayne Tollemache

Chairman

Joel Pepperell

Estimator

Mark Pepperell

Founder and Director

Nerene Falken

Office Manager/Payroll Admin

Daniel Pepperell

Managing Director

Darren Hart

Commercial Manager

Tyler Veltman

Site Manager

Aidan Leckenby

Senior Estimator

Khushal Karsan

Trainee Estimator

Jono Skelton

Site Manager

Matt Boss

Site Manager

Karen Belk

Office Manager

Aaron Cornelissen

Director

Jeremy Baker

Auckland Branch Manager

Ingrid Hollard

Accounts Payable

Nigel Park

Site Manager

Michelle Li

Quantity Surveyor

Cameron Oosthuizen

Quantity Surveyor

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Chris Jespersen

Site Manager

Chris is a great support to Mark, acting as his 2IC in the Waikato branch. Chris has 15 years industry experience, with a background in full internal fit outs and aluminum joinery, he encompasses a wealth of knowledge and experience; including but not limited to, programming, resourcing and health and safety. When he can break himself away from work, Chris enjoys playing golf and hanging with friends.

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Wayne Tollemache

Chairman

A seasoned international senior executive and passionate director Wayne is a strategic thinker by nature and experience. His professional experiences have taken him around the world where he has led significant change at a senior level in multiple countries and cultures. A Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors (NZ) Wayne has extensive experience in turning around companies who are underperforming or stagnating. Given his international experience he also has a unique ability to work in a diverse cultural environment and maximise complex relationships.

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Joel Pepperell

Estimator

Joel started with Tika, learning his trade before transitioning to the Commercial team to become an estimator. His onsite knowledge gives Joel an edge while pricing jobs, as he has first hand experience with the installation of the products. When Joel isn’t working at Tika, he is at home, working and living through a major renovation!

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Mark Pepperell

Founder and Director

Founder, human encyclopedia and guru of the industry, Mark is invaluable to the culture of this company. He is the original Good Bugger! He blames technology for everything, but admits you just can’t live without it!

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Nerene Falken

Office Manager/Payroll Admin

Developing strong relationships is the very essence of who Nerene is. She brings calm efficiency to any workplace. Nerene previously worked at EziTracker where she spent 14 years as the Account Administrator & Payroll Administrator, she enjoys bringing people together with a good laugh and good food.

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Daniel Pepperell

Managing Director

Son of Mark, and the young gun of the industry, Daniel is the driving force behind the company’s growth and development. Not afraid to be vocal or change the way ‘normal’ business is done in the construction industry, he is passionate about interiors and the people that work within it. He believes it is a lessor known trade that does a large part of the work and deserves more recognition. Daniel started his own business in Tauranga in 2006, building it from the ground up before joining with Marks business in 2015. Daniel also has over 15 years experience working on not for profit boards, both locally and nationally, he believes good governance is a key to success. Daniel has a passion for coffee and gets really annoyed at cafes that don’t know the difference between a Long black and a Americano!

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Darren Hart

Commercial Manager

With the sound of his sultry scottish accent, Darren joins us from the New Zealand of the Northern hemisphere, bringing with him over 10 years of Senior Construction Commercial Management on projects as large as 230 Million Pounds. He disappointed the team when he confirmed the Loch Ness Monster is not actually real…

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Tyler Veltman

Site Manager

A young gun of the Auckland commercial construction, Tyler is a calm methodical site manager that brings a ere of assureity to any site he is on. Besides being a strong 8 – 9 in the looks department and being the tech go to in Auckland, Tyler enjoys spending time with friends, family, travelling, and judging by his Facebook page, growing a mighty fine beard.

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Aidan Leckenby

Senior Estimator

Hailing from the UK, Aidan is an experienced estimator with a background in Interiors. With attention to detail and a focus on making sure the customer knows exactly what we have allowed for, he is regularly complimented by main contractors as having the easiest to read and understand written quotes. When not being a star of the estimation world, Aidan loves spending time with his wife and young family, renovating, drinking craft beer and generally being awesome.

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Khushal Karsan

Trainee Estimator

Mild mannered and softly spoken, Khushal is an aura of calm in a sometimes bustling office. Quietly working behind the scenes, Khushal is becoming an experienced estimator and learning each day.

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Jono Skelton

Site Manager

Jono has been working for Tika for the past 8 years; 4 years on the tools and the latter 4 years in management as a Site Manager. Jono demonstrates great leadership skills and is fastidious when it comes to quality, leaving our clients with a job well done. When not working Jono enjoys fishing and spending time with his family.

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Matt Boss

Site Manager

Joining us from many years in the residential sector, the “Boss” has gone from our numbers man, to our operations man in Tauranga and compliments our team with his commercial experience. Matt makes all of the team want to re evaluate their gym schedule, as we struggle to keep up with him even up the stairs!

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Karen Belk

Office Manager

The first face you see when you walk into our Hamilton office will be the smiling Karen. With a wealth of administration experience behind her, she is the force behind our “what do I do with this piece of paper?” operations team. Motivated and task driven, we are lucky to have her on the Tika team.

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Aaron Cornelissen

Director

Aaron’s biggest passion centers on making a real difference in people’s lives. Constantly striving to assist clients in achieving their goals, every business he comes across is treated as if it were his own. His genuine enthusiasm, as well as quality and diversity of expertise, which includes strategy advisement, taxes and problem solving, are among his greatest assets.

Prior to accounting he worked as a painter and waiter – through which role he ended up running a kitchen. However, his love for numbers and the art of business soon enough lead him to his role of Director at Osbornes. Outside of the office Aaron enjoys spending time with family, reading, listening to music, and exploring new places.

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Jeremy Baker

Auckland Branch Manager

A natural people person, Jeremy demonstrates strong business management and sales experience. With over 20 years in various sectors of the construction industry Jeremy is able to work both in and on the business with ease. He has significant success in growing market share and in particular in start-up roles and situations. His ability to build relationships with all stakeholders is a significant asset and is proving to be a key success factor for Tika Interiors.

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Ingrid Hollard

Accounts Payable

Ingrid has a passion for getting things right (Must be her dutch heritage!) making her perfect for processing and paying hundreds of bills a month. If you cant see Ingrid, you can always hear her laughing from somewhere in the building!

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Nigel Park

Site Manager

With a lifetime of construction experience behind him, Nigel is our most experienced Site Manager within the Tika team, with a proven track record to boot. He is widely recognised and respected within the industry. All the best trying to understand him, even though he has been in NZ for a significant part of his life, there is no shacking one of the thickest Scottish accents we have ever heard!

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Michelle Li

Quantity Surveyor

Michelle brings years of experience to our Auckland branch as a QS and estimator. Michelle is always bright and happy, and can build the most complex excels known to the human race!

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Cameron Oosthuizen

Quantity Surveyor

Starting as an Estimator, Cam has worked his way up to Quantity surveyor due to his attention to detail, sharp wit, and willingness to get things right. He is the office joker and has made up a nickname for everyone within the organisation! He is a sport fanatic, and is a die hard fan of the Springboks, much to the amusement of the rest of us.