About Us

Techspace was formed in 2007 by Clayton Wakefield and Mike Prebble to develop exceptional Information Technology capability to meet the needs of the New Zealand Technology market. From their vast combined expertise and varied experience as CIO and other senior management positions within ASB, EDS, IBM, Telecom and other organisations, Clayton and Mike identified a lack of independent advisory and IT management expertise within the New Zealand market.
The principles that define Techspace are:

  • Techspace only employs the best people within the New Zealand market
  • Those working for Techspace have the opportunity to share in Techspace's success
  • We align the skills and competencies of our people to the specific requirements and needs of our customers
  • Customer satisfaction via proven measurable performance metrics are key ingredients of success  
  • Leveraged capabilities of the executive and senior management team coupled with strong PMO governance ensures wider contribution accountability and ownership of successful initiatives
  • Techspace encourages a balanced lifestyle which enables people to do the things they want to do
  • Enjoying your work is the key to success

Since formation Techspace has established 5 Practice areas: 

  • IT Advisory Practice- assisting organisations to get the best from their IT capability;
  • Project and Programme Management Practice
  • Data Centre and Infrastructure Practice 
  • Architecture Practice - Enterprise and Solution Architecture
  • Commercial Practice

Techspace has an enviable track record including the delivery of initiatives from 1 day to in excess of $NZ90m, on time and under budget. Techspace has successfully worked with ANZ Bank, Yellow Pages, ING, Fonterra, Vodafone, Health Alliance, Meridian Energy, Ministry of Social Development, Pyne Gould Corporation, Westpac , IRD and Air New Zealand, Fulton Hogan across all of the practice areas.

Based on Techspace’s credentials and strong customer advocacy, the company has grown to become one of the most credible independent Advisory and IT organisation within New Zealand. The company’s performance is not based on size – but on proven delivery. Techspace’s focus is best summarised by it’s brand tag-line:

“Exceptional People. Exceptional Results’.

This demonstrates our uncompromising focus and commitment in both employing and retaining only the best people in order to deliver market leading results.

Curriculum Vitae

Clayton Wakefield - Executive Director/Principal

  • Experienced senior executive in Technology, Telecommunications, Banking and Insurance
  • 25 years in the Information Technology industry in New Zealand and United Kingdom
  • Head of Technology, Operations, Cards - ASB Group NZ(ASB Bank, Sovereign Insurance, ASB Securities) - 7 years
  • Chairman, Director Electronic Transaction Services Ltd (ETSL) - 6 years
  • Chairman, Visa New Zealand Ltd - 3 years
  • Director, Information Technology - University of Auckland - 6 months
  • General Management, Telecom NZ Ltd - 9 years including
    • Large scale programme management ($100m+, 200+ people)
    • Data Centre construction
    • Technology relocation and consolidation - 9 years
  • Personnel management of up to 800+ staff, Profit & Loss management - Opex $100m+, Capex $100m+

Mike Prebble - Executive Director/Principal

  • Experienced senior executive in Technology and Telecommunications
  • 30+ years in the operations an management of Information Technology industry in New Zealand, Australia and United Kingdom
  • IBM in New Zealand -  9 years, Australia and the United Kingdom in various management roles including
    • Managing the Telecom New Zealand computer centres
    • Managing IBM New Zealand's outsourcing business unit - $90m annual turnover
    • Negotiating major outsourcing contracts - Air New Zealand & Westpac
    • Cable & Wireless UK opportunity manager
    • Programme Manager Westpac Australia - $100m+ programme portfolio
    • In-depth knowledge of the computer services business
    • Strong business orientation and customer relationship skills
    • Planning, budgeting and financial management
    • Personnel management - 200+ staff
  • EDS New Zealand trouble shooting major outsourcing contracts - Fonterra and Telecom New Zealand - 3 years
  • Consulting to Fonterra Cooperative Ltd on establishing their global computer infrastructure