Our people

Vicky Braid, Ngati Mutanga

Office Manager | Ph: 03 365 7005 or 03 929 0786


Vicky, our Office Manager, is the welcoming face of Catapult.  As a  working mum, Vicky understands the difficulties often faced when caring for a family and working full-time. Coming from the Chatham Islands, Vicky brings a down-to-earth approach to her role.

Mark Puddle
Employment Consultant, Coach and assessor Ph: 03 929 0785 or 021 290 0696


Diversity and a broad experience throughout Mark’s life and career, coupled with a desire to see others thrive, equip him for his role as our employment consultant, coach and assessor. Mark has an extensive background in heavy industry/engineering, business, teaching, community support, mentoring, peer support and pastoral care. He is currently studying towards the Diploma in Career Guidance and is a member of the Career Development Association of New Zealand.

Diana Hosted
Employment Consultant| Ph: 03 929 0787 or 021 290 0616

Diana has a diverse career background focused on communication-based fields. This includes journalism, teaching English as a second language and marketing. She spent several years working with a variety of different groups, both in New Zealand and overseas, establishing and facilitating educational and support programmes. Diana’s communication skills are invaluable for encouraging and supporting people into employment. Diana is a member of the Career Development Association of New Zealand.

Brent Trethewey
Employment Consultant| Ph: 03 929 0348 or 021 028 29430

Brent has worked in the area of employment and disability for over 17 years. He enjoys building networks with employers and developing employment projects. Over the years he has been involved in the coordination and support of a wide range of jobs including an earthquake recovery team, retail and supermarket work, manufacturing and horticulture, and also more specialised roles such as software development and media production. He is  delighted to be returning to Catapult after a period away caring for a family member.