Introducing our Management Team
Mal ShivnanCheif Executive Officer
Scott IllingworthHead of Operations
Mark TaylorHead of Finance
Scott joined the Body In Motion team in 2008 and bought to the team a strong back ground in Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy, having graduated from AUT in 2001. Scott has worked in New Zealand, Australia and the UK. He has worked alongside a number of representative Sports teams including codes as diverse as Aussie Rules, Softball and Basketball and has also worked with the BOP Steamers men’s 7’s side.
Scott has continued to develop his leadership and management skills while at Body In Motion and currently acts as the company’s Clinical Operations Manager across all of our sites.
Outside of work, Scott enjoys Mountain biking, trail running, spending time with his family and any activity involving the great Kiwi outdoors.
Tauranga born and bred, Mark has recently returned from several years working and travelling overseas (and a short stint at Mt Ruapehu) to set up roots again in Tauranga.
Educated at Waikato University and trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PwC. Mark’s career has taken him to Papua New Guinea and The Cayman Islands and exposed him to a wide spectrum of industries. The Financial Controller position is new to Body in Motion and Mark is excited to dig into the detail and provide some fantastic and fast information to the team so they can maximise their performance and help guide Body in Motion to a bright future.
Mark’s hobbies include surfing, fishing, spearfishing, swimming – anything outdoors and especially in the water!
Dominic SamuelRegional Manager - Waikato/Bethlehem Team Leader
Shannon FiskenMount Team Leader
Suzaan le RouxPapamoa Team Leader
Alana LloydPyes Pa Team Leader
Julie RenoufBlake Park Team Leader
Karen HanlenWhakatane Team Leader
BSc (HONS) Biology with Sport & Exercise Science. MSc in Physiotherapy. Certificate in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (NZMPA)
Hailing from the UK, Dom joined the BIM Team in January 2015 after four years working as a Staff physiotherapist in Waikato Hospital.
Dom initially completed a Bachelor of Science Degree (with honours) in Biology with Sport and Exercise Science, going on to coach football in America for 2 years. During his time in America, Dom decided he wanted to work as a Physiotherapist and retured to the UK to undertake his training, graduating from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh in 2010 with a Masters of Science Degree in Physiotherapy.
Dom is a certified STEEL cancer rehab physiotherapist providing individualised rehab plans with men who have/had cancer. Dom and his young family love the outdoor lifestyle New Zealand has to offer, so much so they have become New Zealand residents – that’s not to say Dom won’t stop keeping tabs on his beloved Liverpool!!
BPhty (Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Otago), APPI certified Pilates Instructor, PINC certified Cancer Rehabilitation Physiotherapist
Originally from Waiuku, Shannon completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Otago University in 2002.
Shannon has been a member of the Body In Motion team since 2007 after several years working & travelling in the UK. Whilst in the UK, Shannon qualified as a Clinical Pilates Instructor with the Australian Physiotherapy Pilates Institute (APPI). Shannon has completed further Pilates equipment training & also Antenatal & Postnatal Pilates through APPI & is also a certified PINC Cancer Rehabilitation Physiotherapist. She is passionate about working in this field; there is real lack of support for women once they have completed their medical treatment & PINC rehab helps these women to have quality survivorship & get back to the things that matter most to them.
Outside of work, Shannon is kept busy with her family either doing DIY at home or enjoying the great outdoors. Shannon enjoys mountain biking, waterskiing & snowboarding with her family.
Suzaan le Roux
B.Sc (Hons) Physiotherapy
Suzaan is originally from South Africa and graduated from Stellenbosch University in 2013. Having worked in worked in the public sector for 5 years, Suzaan relocated to New Zealand in 2018 with her husband. In South Africa Suzaan gained a variety of experience in mulitiple areas including musculoskeletal, intensive care, sport and neurology.
Suzaan has a special interest in musculoskeletal, sport and exercise-based rehabilitation and in treating people with Vertigo issues. Her goal is to get people moving to achieve optimal function and prevent recurrence of their injuries. She is also trained in Dryneedling and matwork pilates.
Outside of work, Suzaan is a keen sports person and enjoys being outside either getting fit, camping, hiking or exploring New Zealand.
BHSc (Physiotherapy), COMT
Alana graduated from AUT in 2014 and moved back down to the sunny Bay to begin her career in musculoskeletal physiotherapy at Body in Motion. During her time with Body in Motion Alana completed the certificate of orthopaedic manual therapy and qualified in dry needling.
Alana also spent time working with the Bay of Plenty Women’s Sevens side and gained valuable experience in sports injuries. After working for three years the call of travel became too strong and Alana spent the next year and a half travelling Europe. Alana has now returned to Body in Motion and keen to continue using and developing her skills to help members of the community return to their best. Alana uses a combination of manual therapy, exercise and education to aid recovery and enjoys taking a holistic ‘whole body’ approach to treatment.
Alana is a keen hockey player who also has an interest in all the outdoors have to offer, especially spending time at the beach, camping and tramping.
Dip Phty, PG Dip Sports Physio
Julie graduated as a physiotherapist in 1984 in Auckland and followed up with post graduate qualifications in Sports Physiotherapy in Perth, Australia a few years later. She has worked for many years in adolescent sport and rehabilitation but loves to work with all ages to reach their sporting or lifestyle goals, using manual therapy, exercise prescription, pilates, acupuncture and education.
Always keen to keep fit, Julie is a runner, stand up paddleboarder, yogi and pilates instructor. The kids have grown up and left home, leaving more time to walk the dog, garden and pursue her love of travelling. Having recently made the move across the bridge to live at the Mount, it was time to relocate physio work to this side also, hence the decision to join the Body in Motion team.
PG Cert Western Acupuncture
Certified Pilates Instructor (Back in Motion Level 1-3 Mat)
Karen graduated from AUT in 2003 and returned to work in her hometown of Whakatane for the BOP DHB. She then travelled abroad to the UK for her big OE, combining travel and work in various private and military practices as well as the NHS. On return home she returned to work as a musculoskeletal physio at Whakatane Hopsital, where she completed her Post Grad Cert in Western Acupuncture and gained her pilates instructor certification. Karen also spent several years competing at an elite level in the sport of mountain biking for Specialized NZ, and represented NZ in numerous World Cup and Championship campaigns, as well as the 2012 London Olympics and 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. Karen has a strong passion in sports strength conditioning and rehabilitation, as well as manual therapy, pilates and acupuncture.
Clinical Support Team
Annalees JonesRehabilitation Services Manager
Jacob McLeanPain and Psychology Team Leader
Lucy BanksCommunity (Pyes Pa) Team Leader
Harriet GilmourCommunity (Mount Maunganui) Team Leader
Eilish SimpsonAdvanced Practice & Clinical Development Lead
Nick TaylorLead Hand Therapist
Fanny PetersPilates Service Manager
Annalees graduated from AUT as a physiotherapist in 2000. She has since worked in a variety of musculoskeletal, occupational health and rehabilitation settings in Aotearoa New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
Annalees’ clinical background is in pain management – individual and group facilitation, vestibular and oculomotor rehabilitation following concussion, breathing optimisation and community-based rehabilitation.
Annalees now leads teams providing rehabilitation services at Body in Motion encompassing the ACC funded community, vocational, pain management and psychological services.
Annalees is also the Chair of the Waikato Bay of Plenty branch of Physiotherapy New Zealand and thrives on providing professional development opportunities and peer connections within the profession.
BHSc (Physio) PG CertHealSc (Pain)
Jacob has worked full time as a physiotherapist since completing his training in 2003. He combines his experience with a passion for ongoing learning to provide an evidence based approach to help individuals get back to doing the things they want to do as soon as possible. To get you the best results he will help you get to the underlying cause of your problems and not just treat the symptoms. He specialises in musculoskeletal pain and post operative rehabilitation especially backs, shoulders and knees.
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Bach OccTher) Post graduate Certificate in Occupational Therapy (PGCert OccTher)
Lucy graduated Otago Polytechnic in 2010 and has worked across various community rehabilitation and mental health services around the Bay of Plenty and Auckland regions. Lucy joined the Body In Motion team in 2014 where she worked in the vocational rehabilitation sector delivering ACC and Private Stay at Work programmes.
Lucy took some time off to travel in 2017 and returned to practice in 2019. Lucy now works with the community rehabilitation team in the Concussion Service, Social Rehabilitation Service, and Training for Independence programmes. She enjoys connecting with people from all walks of life and is passionate about supporting people in their rehabilitation.
In her spare time, Lucy loves to grow her own food, travel, and explore in nature. She also runs a small boutique business importing jewellery and textiles from around the world.
B Occ Ther, NZROT
Harriet went straight from school to studying a Bachelor of Occupaitonal Therapy through Otago
Polytechnic. She completed her degree in November 2016, graduating in March 2017.
Vocational rehab is the reason Harriet studied Occupational Therapy, she has always had a passion for
rehab and building meaningful relationships with her clients to ensure the best results. Harriet originally
joined the Body in Motion team during her second-year placement and we happily welcomed her back
as a full-time member in February 2017.
Harriet continues her studies through AUT, currently completing a Post Graduate Certificate in Health
Sciences. In her spare time, Harriet enjoys horse riding, surfing, team sports and spending time with
friends and family.
Master of Health Practice Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy; PG Cert Western Acupuncture; PG Cert Orthopaedic Manual Therapy; BSc (HONS) Physiotherapy. Level 3 Cert Workplace Coaching, Level 5 Cert Leadership and Management.
Eilish is passionate about treating the whole person and getting people to the right treatment at the right time. She graduated from the University of Ulster in 2001 and worked in Belfast before catching the travel bug! Having played in the 1999 Netball world cup in Christchurch for Northern Ireland, Eilish was keen to return and see more of what NZ had to offer. While here in New Zealand she completed post graduate training in AUT in Auckland, also spending some time studying in Curtain University of Technology in Perth.
The emerald isle called and she returned to Ireland with her Kiwi hubby to take up post as a clinical specialist physiotherapist in spinal pain in Musgrave Park Hospital, Belfast. There Eilish spent 11 years treating people with spinal pain, pre and post spinal surgery rehabilitation, and working in an extended role in the spinal orthopaedic team. During her time in Belfast Eilish also worked as a sports physiotherapist for the Northern Ireland Netball team, and inter county Gaelic football teams. Having moved her young family back to New Zealand Eilish is delighted to take her skills in orthopaedic spinal conditions and sports physiotherapy forward with Body in Motion, and enjoy all that the NZ lifestyle has to offer!
Outside of work, Eilish’s interests include getting the kids out into the great outdoors is always number one. Taking time to relax, baking and maybe a wee glass of wine every now and then! Eilish can also be caught telling the odd bad joke!
BHSc (Physiotherapy), PGCert HSc (Rehabilitation), NZ Registered Hand Therapist
Originally from France, Fanny worked in Western Australia for 7 years as a Research Scientist in Infectious Diseases, before recently relocating to New Zealand with her family.
Fanny started practicing Pilates in 2012 and was amazed how quickly her posture improved. The back pain and headaches she suffered for years disappeared within months and was moving more easily and gracefully. In 2016, Fanny completed her certificate IV in Pilates through Breathe Education in Melbourne. She teaches Evidence-based Pilates which is a science based method that aims to help people improve their movement with a focus on them rather than the exercises.
Passionate about movement and improving health and wellbeing, Fanny loves challenging her clients and introducing new exercises to her classes.
Camille SandersBusiness Support Manager
Shannon HopkinsBusiness Support Administrator
Elaine WilliamsBusiness Support - Data and Performance
Wendi StewartSenior Administrator
Pauline ClarkContracts Administrator
Lynda SullivanContracts Administrator
Camille has worked in Healthcare for the past 15 years. Camille has a real passion for rehabilitation and supporting our team in delivering great results. When not at work, you will find her swimming, reading or baking!
Originally from the beautiful Taranaki, Shannon moved to Tauranga with her partner in 2013.
In 2015 she joined the BIM family in Bethlehem as a receptionist before moving into her current role as a Business Support Administrator based out of our Girven Road head office. Shannon loves music and every year looks forward to a summer season filled with concerts and festivals, even better when she can take her campervan with her!
Joining the Body in Motion waka in 2021, Wendi brings a strong background in business finance and administration. The Senior Administrator role is a brand new position created to support BIM’s recent growth. Wendi is excited to apply her many years experience and help the back-office team continue to perform to a high standard and support all of our clinical staff.
In her spare time, Wendi enjoys keeping fit with mountain biking, yoga and walking and especially loves spending time with family and friends.
Pauline is originally from Te Awamutu and joined the Navy at 18 as a Medical Assistant where she spent 6 years and meet my husband. Pauline and her husband moved to the beautiful Bay 20 years ago with their children, 21 and 17 years. Pauline has spent the last 20 years at Pathlab in various roles from Phelbotomy, customer services and lastly accounts and administration before joining the BIM team.
She enjoys swimming, travel, socialising with friends and can be spotted on the odd weekend feeding the fish in the harbour.
Lynda is originally from Te Awamutu. and has worked in various roles in banking both in locally and abroad. Upon returning to New Zealand, Lynda worked for Waikato DHB setting up computers, training staff and reviewing clinical computer systems. She spent the last 22 years as Practice Manager/Business Manager at Hillcrest Medical Centre in Hamilton before making the move to the sunny Bay of Plenty. Lynda joined the Body In Motion team in February 2022 as a Contracts Administrator, supporting our Falls and Psychology teams.
Lynda enjoys travel, socialising with friends, walking and spending time with her family.