Matt McKendry

Chairman / Auckland

Matt is Chairman of the DNA board of directors. The board set and lead the strategy functions for DNA, and Matt's governance experience, consulting background and coaching capability will help guide DNA as the company continues to grow the value and effect of the CX and innovation work we do.

Matt is a former Partner at Deloitte and a long-serving Design Coach with Better By Design. At Deloitte he specialised in building its mid-market M&A and capital raising services practice in Auckland, as well as introducing Design Thinking to its Innovation service offering. Matt currently sits on the Boards for Abe’s Bagels, Mojo coffee and Tommy & James, and is Managing Director of Marmont Capital – a dedicated Food and Beverage sector investment fund.  
 
Matt chairs the Board, consisting of Grenville - Managing Director, Donna - executive director and Noel, past CEO of DNA and a longstanding advisor to the company, The boards focus is to drive the company's strategic direction, explore new business models, deliver more value from existing and new practice and access capital for anticipated growth.
 
Matt was attracted by DNA’s strong reputation and accelerating momentum across CX transformation and Design Thinking. 

‘DNA has been working hard to meet emerging client needs for transformation through applied design practice, the agency has long held a strong reputation in design services, and in recent years Gren and the team have been investing heavily in new capability around innovation and Customer Experience Design. It is a great time to join to help capitalise on the platform they have been building.’ 

 

 


Matt McKendry