Meet The Directors


Mandy and Derek combine their complimentary training and experience in order to cover all aspects of project and programme management based on the Axelos Managing Successful Programmes (MSP), Prince 2 and PMI body of knowledge (PMBOK) methodologies. Combined this partnership provides full programme and project delivery and where necessary, recovery functionality through initiation, managing the tranches, problem solving, bringing projects back on track to delivery of outputs and outcomes supported by post implementation reviews and benefits realisation measurement.


Beyond Benefits is a registered APMG Benefits Realisation Management Practitioner and Better Business Case Practitioner and both principals are members of the NZ Treasury Led Benefits Community of Interest.  With a team of experienced and qualified associates Beyond Benefits offers best practices to make your portfolio, programme or project a success.

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Dr Mandy Lacy

Founder & Co-Director


Mandy is a benefits realisation management specialist passionate about measurinng return on investment with excellent experience.  She brings a wealth of expertise in new business development, lessons learned, change management, assurance, modern workplace learning and communications.   Mandy is an experienced consultant, facilitator, coach, workplace educator and trainer. Find out more 

Dr Derek Shorter DBA CPA

Founder & Co-Director


Derek is a senior financial leader with 30 years of experience who has lived and worked in NZ, USA, Australia and Fiji. As a chief financial officer and strategic partner Derek teams with organisations requiring business and/or finance function transformation, strategic planning and execution to achieve the next stage of growth. Find out more


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