Management Team

General Manager – Hamish McMurdo           

Hamish joined Southland disAbility Enterprises Ltd. after many years working outside of the region. Hamish, a born and bred Southlander, is thrilled to be Hamishenjoying the delights of living and working in Southland.

Hamish’s background includes being a butcher by trade followed by time in the food processing industry. He then went on to teaching during which he was introduced to disability in education where he honed his skills working with, and advocating for people with disabilities.

Hamish has been a referee for over 20 years and now coaches rugby referees both on the local and representative scene. He has also had a long association with cricket coaching and coached the North Otago Team to Hawke Cup victory in 2016.

Hamish sets high expectations for both himself and the staff. With this in mind he hopes to capitalise on the robust foundations that have been laid in the past at Southland disAbility Enterprises Ltd.

Hamish’s aspirations include growing the business recycling components of e-waste, business collections and developing market streams for bale wrap whilst enhancing the working conditions for all the staff through providing new revenue streams for product that is readily available.


 – Operations Manager

Janine Cruickshank – Human Resources Manager

Janine is the HR Manager where no two days are ever the samjanine-2e. It is a diverse role she finds very rewarding and one that Janine is very passionate about.

Since starting with SdE in December 2015, Janine has completed various trainings to do with her role, including that of Workplace Assessor.

Prior to working for SdE Janine was employed in the Aged Care Sector for 7 years.

Janine is married and they have two high school aged boys who are involved in the Invercargill Highland Pipe Band. As a family they enjoy spending time together whenever possible.

If you have a desire to work with people with disabilities or have a disability and would like to get into the workforce please contact Janine on

 Office Administration

Donna Holz – Sales and Administration Officer         donna-2

If you require any general information regarding Southland disAbility Enterprises Ltd or enquires about remittance or invoicing please contact Donna on


Amber Brady – P.A. to General Manager
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If you require information pertaining to Southland disAbility Enterprises Ltd or wish to speak to the General Manager please contact Amber on


Employment Connections Team

June Barclay – Employment Consultant     june-2

I first worked for Employment Connections from June 2003 to end of August 2005.   Following my break away; I re-joined the team here at Employment Connections, December 2012.  It felt like coming home to family and I am enjoying the new directions and challenges, our work brings.

I am passionate about my job and the people we work with every day!!

I am married with five adult children and especially enjoy, spending time with our family.




Corrina McDonald – Recycling, Training, Shipping, Health & Safety Officer






Todd Molloy – e-Waste Recycling, Health & Safety Officer


Patrick McGrath – Tiwai


Patricia Cleghorn – Combined Trading


Richard Holi – Tiwai