Brett Thorburn

Director of Marketing & Sales

  • An Aucklander born and bred, Brett spent the 20 years between 1987 and 2007 working in Italy. 
  • His roles there all involved sales and customer relations of some kind. Including experience as diverse as export market development for multinational car companies to investor relations for a top fashion house.
  • As well as completing an MBA, Brett developed a sales approach based on delivering solutions to customer requirements, rather than simple product placement.
  • On his return to NZ, Brett established a new market in automotive distribution.  In 2008, Brett joined the Conversant team as a Director. His focus is to understand your needs as a business and how to help you get the most out of Conversant’s internet phone systems. His experience in working with a wide range of companies across a broad spectrum of industries helps him understand how clients’ needs differ. 

  • On weekends Brett likes to explore the Hauraki Gulf or take to the hills on tramping expeditions – although most hikes are less ambitious than his successful ascent of Kilimanjaro in 2008.