Our Team

Dr. Galia Barhava

Galia developed the Oro programme over many years, building on her experience as an executive coach, and on her work with Professionelle where she first experimented with the concept of group mentoring.


Galia is responsible for developing the underlying Intellectual Property (IP) of our programmes, and works intimately with our clients to ensure the programmes are well implemented and supported, and deliver successful outcome for all.


She is supported by our group of experienced and dedicated associates who are as passionate about mentoring as she is!

About Dr. Galia bARHAVA

Baruch Ter Wal

Baruch ter Wal is a strategic advisor whose clients include leading New Zealand start-ups, NGOs, Iwi ventures, and corporates.


Baruch mentors several young professionals and coaches seasoned executives.  He brings a range of perspectives to his work, having served as a Chief Customer Officer, a VP of Product Development, Head of R&D, CEO of a non-profit, an Associate Consultant with McKinsey & Company, and as Managing Director of a UX/design agency which he co-founded.


Engagement with the start-up and innovation sectors has been a perennial theme for Baruch, who has served as a founder, investor, leader, and advisor. He has supported capital raising and customer acquisition for Cirrus Materials Science, Wherescape, Kiwa, and Biomatters.  Regular consulting clients include Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, AUT, and Channel Infrastructure.


Baruch’s personal passion is meditation and the study of spiritual and ethical traditions as practiced by various cultures across the globe.  He is grateful for the incredible diversity of people and ideas that the Oro Group Mentoring programme brings him into contact with every day.

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Hannah Ockelford

Hannah Ockelford curates and hosts the popular Professionelle and ASB Bank Female Leader panel events with some of the country’s most senior professional women.  She also facilitates entertaining events and workshops for numerous organisations.  Hannah trained as a journalist, spending twelve years in broadcasting, mainly at TVNZ.  Following that, she worked for a global professional services company for five years.

Jayne Chater

Jayne Chater is a highly experienced facilitator and executive coach.  Jayne has a long history of designing, delivering, and coaching of high performing teams and the development of coaching cultures within organisations.  She has held Director and Corporate Coach positions with Aspirations Coaching and Coaching Solutions Limited, and supports Women on Boards NZ and the EEO Trust.  Jayne is the executive director of Professionelle.

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Tori Pearson
Practice Manager

Tori is an experienced Consultant with 18 years working across a broad range of industries and roles.She is a proven communicator with strengths in managing client relationships, projects and system improvements. Tori joined Oro in 2022 and is enjoying supporting Galia to both continuously improve the programme and provide exceptional experiences for clients.

Maia Szecket
Website Editor and Social Media Marketing

Maia is a current Bachelor of Design student majoring in Communication Design at AUT. She is obsessed with all things crafty and would describe herself as a perfectionist. Maia is excited to be a part of the world of Graphic Design and is currently using her skills for passion projects both at school and in her community.

Nicci Theron
Creative Designer

At Oro we believe that our materials should be enticing and fun. Nicci from The Creative, our designer, is responsible for our corporate branding, creative direction, presentations, digital & print media.

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