Director of Engineering

ARANZ Medical (New Zealand)

May 2017 – March 2018

ARANZ Medical is a technology company that makes imaging and 3D measurement solutions for wound care and fitting orthotics/prosthetics. Silhouette is an electronic wound assessment solution that includes both the point of care wound imaging and 3D measurement device, as well as the software that enables data capture, storage and analysis.

This role was responsible for delivery from advanced development, software, hardware/firmware, research, testing services and production. The Software Team was made up of “full-stack” web developers using .NET (C#, ASP.NET), web building services, modern HTML5 development and SQL server. The Hardware/Firmware and Research Engineers included a mix of highly skilled multi-disciplined engineers.


Member of Senior Leadership Team. Multi-disciplinary team. Responsible

Agile Development

Responsible for the Software Team delivering quarterly releases using Agile based methodology.  for restructuring/change.  

Project Management

Project and Programme Management for all aspects of Product Development, through a Stage-Gate framework required for Medical Devices regulations and quality.

Team Management

Responsible for coaching, mentoring and growing 15 direct and indirect reports. Financial and budget responsibility for Engineering Department.

Strategic Management

Involved in SLT strategic planning and implementation.  

Lean Start-up and Change

Advanced development targeting MVP for future developments and demonstrations. Used lean change to improve efficiency and throughput.  

This was a newly created role that resulted from identifying that the Company’s Engineering function was broken. This job provided me with the challenge I was after. This role was highly contested, and my skills as a ‘fixer’ rather than a ‘caretaker’ along with my varied background across technologies was a good fit.