Diane McDonald

Finance and Administration Manager


Diane is the administrative hub of TDM. She has set up and manages the necessary processes to keep things ticking smoothly: tracking timesheets, invoicing, accounts payable, ordering, records management and other accounting and tax functions required of the company.

Her work history, methodical approach and attention to detail qualifies her for the role down to the ground. She has extensive accounts experience in both the public and private sector, having worked for Wellington City Council, Shipping Corporation and other companies internationally.

Diane also undertakes valuable user testing and documentation for data models that TDM has developed for clients such as Ministry of Education, MAF and New Zealand Food Safety Authority.

Diane balances her knowledge of large organisations with being a small business operator. She has owned and managed wool and handcrafts retail outlets in Wellington, and continues to own a shop in the Wairarapa.

Not surprisingly, Diane has a great love of the products she deals in, and knits beautiful garments for her family and friends. Home life is busy, revolving around activities of her husband, pre-teen children, mother and mother-in-law. She also volunteers her skills and time as the Treasurer of the Montessori Trust at Berhampore School.