The Management Team
General Radiography ManagerIrene did her radiography training at Auckland City Hospital, qualifying with a diploma (DCR) from the College of Radiographers (London).
She has been with Ascot Radiology as Charge Radiographer since 2004, and works primarily in the general x-ray and mammography departments, becoming General Radiography Manager in 2018. She is also the Quality Manager, which makes her the company liaison person for all of the company’s external audits.
Outside of work, Irene has three children, all happily married, and six grandchildren.
MRI ManagerKirsty did her radiography training at Middlemore Hospital, qualifying with a National Diploma in Medical Diagnostic Imaging (NDMDI).
She joined Ascot Radiology in 1999 and began her training as an MRI technologist in 2000. She holds a post-graduate certificate in Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and a post-graduate diploma in Heath Science (MRI). She has been in charge of the MRI department for 17 years and became MRI manager across the three MRI sites in 2018.
Kirsty is very invested in MRI education and has widely contributed to the MRI community, organising educational events in New Zealand and abroad. She is actively involved in the SMRT (The Society for MR Radiographers & Technologists), a section of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM). This is an international forum for education, information and research in magnetic resonance for radiographers and technologists throughout the world.
She has presented on MRI of the Breast and Female Pelvis at the SMRT ANZ meeting, and also runs a monthly multidisciplinary virtual meeting programme internationally.One of her biggest achievements is instigating and organising the ISMRM/SMRT Women in Leadership visual meeting in December 2019.
Kirsty is a current SMRT ANZ Executive Committee member, the SMRT ANZ National Chapter Treasurer and has just been elected as Secretary of the SMRT. She is also an Honorary Clinical Supervisor at The University of Auckland
Kirsty is a keen cross-fitter, animal lover and now has her very own Harley Davidson.
CT / CT PET ManagerLisa did her radiography training at Auckland City Hospital, and was part of the inaugural year of Bachelor of Health Science (Medical Imaging) students. Once qualified, she worked at ACH for 10 years, eventually becoming co-Charge of their busy CT department.
Lisa joined Ascot Radiology in 2005, and became CT manager in 2018, overseeing three CT scanners and the PET CT department.
Outside work, Lisa and her husband have three children and a cat that closely resembles Grumpy Cat. She is also a dedicated coffee drinker and cross-fit participant.
Customer Services ManagerAs a self-confessed customer service evangelist, Nadene joined Ascot Radiology as Customer Services Manager in 2019.
During her career, she has established and managed some of New Zealand’s most successful, award winning Contact Centres including Diners Club, Countrywide Bank, Trust Bank, Lion Nathan, and Yellow. At The Skills Organisation, she was proud to lead a wider team, servicing and delivering vocational education to more than 20,000 trainees, in 4,500 businesses, across 23 industries, both nationally and offshore.
Nadene has over 20 years of experience within the New Zealand Contact Centre industry. She has worked across all tiers, within both the commercial and private sectors. Her career experience has included the design, implementation, operations and management of medium to large contact centres in both service and sales environments.
Nadene also served as Vice-Chair and then became the GM for CCiNZ (Contact Centre Institute NZ). Within this role, she travelled across the Asia-Pacific region to attend many conferences and visited contact centres in Hong Kong, Beijing, Bangkok, Singapore and Australia as well as many here in New Zealand.
Outside work, Nadene enjoys spending time with family and friends, and is kept in check by her resident cat, Stan.
Chief Financial OfficerSam received his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Pune, Maharashtra, India and his Associate Chartered Accountants (ACA) qualification from the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.
He previously worked for Nestlé and Samsung in Dubai before moving to New Zealand. Prior to joining Ascot Radiology seven years ago, he worked for Radius Health Group, MOTAT, HRV and Abano Healthcare.
When not crunching numbers, Sam plays cricket, enjoys aero-modelling and riding his motorbike.
Chief Operating OfficerSimoné initially trained as a laboratory technician in Haematology at Diagnostic Laboratory (now Diagnostic Medlab). She then moved into a role as PA to the lab’s two haematologists, before leaving to have her first child.
Simoné began working for Avondale Radiology part-time in administration while her children were very young, moving onto a similar role at Green Lane Imaging in 1996. She was instrumental in helping to set up Ascot Radiology in 1999, and has been with the practice ever since.
Simoné’s role with Ascot Radiology has grown and expanded with the company over the past 20 years, and she became COO in 2019.
Outside work, Simoné enjoys time with her two adult children & friends, is an enthusiastic golf player & walker, and also loves spending time at her bach by the beach.
Ultrasound ManagerSue completed her radiography training at Greenlane Hospital, qualifying with a National Diploma in Medical Diagnostic Imaging (NDMDI). She started training in ultrasound the following year, gaining a Diploma in Medical Ultrasound (DMU) in 1994.
Sue became Charge Sonographer at Greenlane Hospital, working in this role for six years and specialising in vascular ultrasound. During this time, she also so did a post graduate diploma in CT and worked at the Green Lane Imaging CT scanner one day a week.
Sue was offered the Charge Sonographer position at Ascot Radiology when it opened in 1999 and took on the Ultrasound Manger role in 2018.
Sue is kept busy outside work with her radiologist husband, two children and three step-children. She also manages to find time for running, going to the gym, snow-boarding and reading.