Operations Lead / Auckland
Anna is calm, practical and strategic, however our Operations Lead is not your average problem-solver. If Anna’s on your project, you can be sure she’ll approach every task with creativity, common sense, empathy and commercial acuity.
Like most of our team, Anna has a background in design, including product development in the apparel industry. This saw her negotiating prices, language barriers and extreme temperatures across the globe, while somehow managing to remain calm, cool and collected throughout. Anna solves problems in a collaborative team focused environment with common sense logic, building strategy based on past learnings combined with commercial efficiency improvements.
At DNA she is know as a determined team player and someone who simply put, gets shit done. She is unafraid to do what it takes - becoming a Massey Scholar was the result of many all-nighters in design studios. She has a Bachelor in Design from Massey University Wellington.
Most of the problems she solves at work involve getting people to talk more informally, collaborate more often and ultimately trust each other to do a great job and deliver a great product.
At DNA she has guided the introduction of new systems in the past year or so (billing and career), so introducing new systems and wrangling offshore providers to install and support these improvements.