Meet the TNG Team

Mark Trafford Director TNGMark Trafford
General Manager
Mark had already successfully built a multi-million dollar business through networking and his passion for business networking led him to start TNG in 2012. Mark truly believes that small business in New Zealand doesn’t need a big marketing and advertising budget. What they need are other great business owners and professionals around them to support their many challenges in their business. Mark believes TNG provides that very platform for its members.
Garth Partridge National Groups Manager TNGGarth Partridge
National Groups Manager
Garth has been actively involved in the New Zealand business community over many years and understands the power of the saying “it’s not what you know but who you know.” Garth was born on the North Shore of Auckland and has owned many business entities, which include retail, graphics design, software development and distribution and, for the last 12 years, as a business advisor who is focussed on helping business owners make more money.
Melanie Budden Sales & MarketingMelanie Budden
Sales Manager
Melanie has owned her own businesses for over twenty years and understands what business is like from all perspectives. With this empathy she is available to discuss ideas, feedback and helps to manage implementation of our new groups as TNG grows.
Jo Kitteridge Customer ServicesJo Kitteridge
Customer Services
Jo has a background in customising billing and teaching reporting software for a telecommunications company. Currently she wears a few hats, including teaching sailing and kayaking to primary school children.
Janine Ward Admin & AccountsJanine Ward
Janine has an extensive business background as a qualified accountant. She has been working for TNG since February 2013 in the admin and accounts area. As one TNG Group Manager has said: “Janine is the Queen of Admin.”
Sue Piggin TelemarketingSue Piggin
Sue has had 15 years of corporate experience as PA, in admin, market research and various business consultant support roles. Sue’s expertise lies in professional calls management with many years experience in telemarketing. She enjoys engaging with business people through the telephone and is comfortable and confident to speak with people at all levels.