Dave is a hands-on leader who’s passionate about ideas, clients, workflow technology, quality and culture. He joined the business in 1996 after completing a BCom in Economics and Accounting at the University of Auckland, and worked his way through production, sales, and finance to take the reins as MD in 2003.
Fred heads up the company that was founded in 1920 by his grandfather Lt. Colonel Fred Soar. Under his guidance, Soar has become widely recognised as an innovator in New Zealand’s print industry, particularly in the areas of sustainability and lean manufacturing. A great believer in blazing a trail rather than walking the predictable path, Fred holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Auckland) in Management, Accounting and Economics, and is a member of the New Zealand Society of Chartered Accountants.
Brian has his finger on the pulse of production at Soar. Originally a photolithographer, he draws on a wealth of knowledge gained in production management roles in a leading New Zealand design agency, general management of two large printing companies and a stint in the signage industry. Brian is very hands on and enjoys technological adventures that take Soar Printing where no NZ printing company has gone before.
Nick is an Associate Chartered Accountant with more than 20 years' experience working in large multi-national Listed Corporate companies including Infor, IBM and DXC Technology. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience across all facets of the Finance function. Nick joined ICG in October 2019 and is actively working alongside the ICG management team to streamline efficiencies within the business to navigate the business in a post-Covid 19 world.
CEO - ICG Media & Strategy Director
Marcus has been working in creative and publishing for over 25 years, and has held senior positions at publishers and agencies in London, Auckland and Sydney. For the past 15 years, he’s been designing integrated communications platforms utilising tools and channels from TV advertising through to behavioural-based communications. Today he focuses on leading SCG Media and planning brand-focussed communication programmes, intertwined with customer needs.
Editorial Director - Lifestyle
Sarah is Editorial Director for lifestyle publications. She is experienced across creative and commercial channels, having started her career in the advertising side of the industry before branching off into freelance work and publishing two sell-out cookbooks. She is passionate about identifying and pursuing opportunities and looking for creative solutions.
ICT and Facilities Manager
Happy and productive staff are my main KPI's. I look to delivering results, increase productivity, and align technology with our business needs. The only real measure of your value is the tangible contribution you make daily.