Gemelli exists to help clients make wise investment decisions in order to unlock their social, environmental and economic impact.
As a social enterprise, we use 100% of our profits to support the amazing work of KidsCan (at Haeata Community Campus in Otautahi) and Habitat for Humanity New Zealand (as they build homes in Nepal and beyond)
WELCOME TO GEMELLI CONSULTING
At Gemelli we want to make a difference in this world with the tools we have in our hands.
We specialise in commercial strategy, project finance, business case development and impact assessment. We want to use these skills to both increase the impact of organisations and to provide great homes in Nepal.
We believe that secure, stable, safe and dry accommodation helps families prosper. And we also believe that empowered businesses can make more of a difference in the communities they operate in.
Your organisation can do more good, and people can have a better life in Christchurch and Nepal. Win-win.
ABOUT THE TEAM
We’ve got a small but passionate and talented team at Gemelli with a broad range of skill-sets. We are always on the look-out to grow our team, if you want to make a difference, click here
James is passionate about seeing businesses and organisations thrive, taking advantage of all the opportunities in front of them.
After a decade of infrastructure project finance work in the international development sector, James’ focus turned to assisting the government restore Christchurch’s infrastructure following the 2011 earthquake.
Having worked for both the public and private sectors in range of countries, James has a broad understanding of what constitutes ‘value’ to different clients.
James holds and has held a number of board roles across the Christchurch YMCA, Soul Capital, the Christchurch Adventure Park and Christchurch City Elim Church.
Annie enjoys working with clients to provide comprehensive, meaningful and practical advice. She’s an expert project lead who has worked in both the public and private sectors, and has experience in public policy, corporate finance and project management.
She has worked on a range of policy issues across the Health, Justice and Commercial Investment sectors while an analyst at the Treasury. More recently, Annie was a Project Specialist in the Planning and Funding team at the Canterbury District Health Board, where her responsibilities included, amongst other things, overseeing the Urgent Care and Acute Demand portfolios. Annie also has considerable private sector experience gained during her years as a Manager in the Corporate Finance team at Deloitte. While at Deloitte, Annie provided various advisory services to a range of clients including finance companies, large-scale tourism operators and well-known local retailers.
Michael Weis is enthusiastic about fulfilling Gemelli's mission through assisting organisations with financial analysis, modelling and financial advice. He enjoys the aspect of working with socially-focussed companies to achieve their goals. He has a background in accounting and has achieved the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation and is a Level 2 Candidate for the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation. Through his career he has experience in investment and business advisory firms in multiple countries, his roles have covered analysis of both public and private equities in many industries: transportation, energy, real estate, retail and manufacturing to name a few.
Jacob Fone is an experienced financial analyst who enjoys solving complex problems and helping people understand their key financial drivers.
Jacob is a qualified Chartered Accountant with financial modeling, corporate finance, analysis, and audit experience. Beginning his career at PwC in Christchurch, Jacob gained experience in both the Assurance team and the Corporate Finance team. Having later moved to Scotland for two years Jacob gained experience in the Energy, Education, and Social Enterprise sectors.
A recent University of Canterbury graduate, Mimi is very eager to continue her learning through supporting Gemelli as they assist clients in their projects and developments. Through her studies in political science and sociology, Mimi has a passion for the development of Christchurch into a forward-thinking city.
Having completed her Master’s in Applied Finance from Auckland University of Technology, Shruti wants to use her knowledge to help make a difference. Being a level 1 CFA, she is excited to expand her horizons through the diverse opportunities at Gemelli and work with projects and developments that contribute to make the world a better place through arts, culture, and socio-economic impact
Bridget is the founder of social enterprise, Bead & Proceed, which exists to educate people about the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and inspires action towards them through creativity. Her passion for sustainability and using creativity as a tool for innovation has made her a recognised SDGs expert, assisting businesses and organisations with SDG strategic alignment and target reporting. She employs these skills to help businesses make authentic sustainable change and is renowned for her energy and enthusiasm, ensuing all staff and clients are taken on an SDG journey. As a former solicitor, Bridget thrives on solving complex problems and practicing effective leadership in her governance roles. This includes being Deputy Chair of the Fendalton/Waimairi/Harewood Community Board and Trustee of the Christchurch Arts Festival. Bridget is also Curator of the World Economic Forum Global Shapers Christchurch Hub and member of the Asia New Zealand Foundation Leadership Network, which has led her to become a creditable global change maker. Her efforts have been recognised and endorsed by the Rt. Hon. Helen Clark and the JCI Osaka Outstanding Young Person’s Programme.
David Rendall is a respected professional who has consistently delivered organisation’s goals and objectives in a timely and efficient manner. These achievements have been realised in a diverse range of geographical and cultural environments often under taxing conditions. David is known as a dedicated development project specialist focusing on the needs of the vulnerable people. Committed to getting results, he does not lose sight of the ultimate goal and mission. David has successful experience in multi-donor and multi-sector portfolios of development and post-conflict projects.
Puck is a social impact consultant, strategist and researcher who helps organisations develop a solid impact model and strategy, as well as impact measurement frameworks to provide evidence of how they are tracking.
With over 15 years’ experience in business consulting and change management, her particular expertise and passion is helping organisations find their social impact niche, embedding it in their business and design a revenue model that leverages that. With further talents, Puck executes qualitative research into impact indicators and impact benchmarking.
She has worked in the impact business space for more than a decade. While working on her PhD, Puck travelled internationally to work with leading dual-purpose businesses — bringing back the best practices and most progressive impact strategies in the field.
VIEW PAST GEMELLI PROJECTS
Habitat for Humanity
Gemelli assisted the National and Auckland offices in a joint project to devise and model new commercial strategies for assisted home ownership. This helps Habitat for Humanity deliver on their vision of "helping families into simple, decent homes giving them a hand up, not a hand out" in a financially sustainable manner. Learn more about Habitat for Humanity here.