Empower you team to participate in the cycle of continuous improvement

Empower you team to participate in the cycle of continuous improvement


Makoto’s Managing Director, Daniel Giles recently sat down with Chris Goddard, Director of Black Swan Consultancy New Zealand.

Based in the idyllic Central Otago region of New Zealand’s South Island, Chris spoke with Daniel from the comfort of his environmentally conscious sea container home.

Follow the discussion around how you can give your team the authority to execute the outcomes your business needs.

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About Chris Goddard

Holding an Engineering Degree focused on engineering, management and process control, Chris Goddard has led or supported large scale sustainable operational & commercial transformations in Australia & New Zealand over the past two decades.

His formidable resume encompasses a career in various transformational, commercial and business improvement roles with the likes of NZAS, Boyne Smelters, Comalco Aluminium Limited and Rio Tinto.

Chris now enjoys a more relaxed pace with his wife Donna in Otago, where together as Black Swan Consultancy New Zealand they provide support to various SME and local community in core skills including lifting leadership capability, risk management, managing external stakeholders & business transformation.

Watch the conversation on YouTube.

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