Our Team

School-links is brought to you by Solvam Corporation Limited. We are a small company based in Christchurch, New Zealand that has have been providing innovative solutions to schools and organisations for nearly a decade.

We have a team spread across the country, including sales, support and development staff. In addition to our staff, we are lucky to have a very experienced and capable board of directors.

Andrew Balfour – Executive Director

Andrew sits on the board as an Executive Director. Andrew has over 30 years’ experience in the retail, wholesale, importing, marketing and design sectors. He is the General Manager and Sales Director of Solvam. His attention to detail for all facets of business operations helps make School-links a world-class software application.

Robyn Balfour

Robyn has over 30 years teaching experience running her own very successful dance school. Robyn works in a sales and support role in School-links, developing close relationships with our schools.

Keith Humm

Keith Humm is our lead software engineer based in Christchurch. He is responsible for the development and maintenance of the School-links product. Keith has a background in Computer Science, with a first class honours degree from the University of Canterbury, specialising in Human-Computer Interaction. Keith also has a keen interest in design and user experience.

Keith Mockett

Keith Mockett is our technical support go-to based in Wellington. Keith has a background in many aspects of ICT including programming, software support and sales. Keith is almost certainly the most knowledgeable person in New Zealand when it comes to Early Notification software and support.

Jan McLauchlan

Jan is our inside woman having worked as a school administrator for many years. Her experience in the school environment is invaluable when designing features for School-links. She is responsible for our front-line support helpdesk.

Board of Directors

For a small company, as Solvam is, our directors and boardroom run with the best. Our board of trustees includes:

Graham Shaw  – Chairman

Graham is a professional director with involvement in public and private companies, including Xero and Optimal Usability, as well as various not-for-profit organisations covering religious, aged care and financial sectors. He also chairs the Chartered Professional Engineers Council and has a representative role with Downer New Zealand, of which he is a former CEO.

Graham Brown & Peter Glassford  – Directors

Graham and Peter are the founders of Brown Glassford & Co Ltd., a Christchurch-based Chartered Accountancy and business advisory company specialising in the farming sector. Graham is a farmer at heart, while Peter is a bit of a petrol head. Both spent time with Big 4 firms before establishing Brown Glassford.

Andrew & Robyn Balfour  – Executive Directors

Andrew and Robyn both sit on the board as Executive Directors.