About us

Meet the team

Based in New Zealand, the Management centre is the hub of the global Blue South language translation team.

A blend of superb linguistic skills and business experience means that we understand your business requirements and can deliver the best translation service.

Hayden Barrett, Director.

As Director of Blue South, Hayden is the driving force behind a dynamic team of Project Managers and Translators. Hayden has a background in Electrical Engineering and has been a successful business figure in Canterbury for many years; having established, owned and operated businesses throughout Christchurch, before taking over Blue South in January 2009. Hayden’s strong emphasis on quality customer service, coupled with his advanced understanding of translation needs, has ensured customers return to Blue South time and time again. Hayden and his team have turned Blue South into a New Zealand market leader in international translation services.

Hayley Barrett, Director/Project Manager.

Hayley has an extensive sales background in New Zealand and overseas, across tourism, electronics and import-export businesses to get a great understanding of the needs of each group. Hayley can tailor our solutions to our client’s requirements ensuring fast, accurate translations are delivered.

Hayley is also a published author, and as such, has a strong attention to detail. With an emphasis on customer relationships, Hayley helps businesses realise their global potential by assisting with every step of the translation process.

Casey Murphy, Project Manager.

Casey is highly organised with a strong customer service background. She has a journalism degree and has also worked in management and administration roles. These previous positions have given Casey the ideal skills to be a very effective project manager for your needs. She enjoys problem solving and is quickly able to solve any issues that may arise during the translation process. Casey has experience with a variety of software programs and is proficient with the worldwide acclaimed SDL Studio translation memory software.

Emma Anquetil, Project Manager.

Emma holds a Bachelor of Arts majoring in English and Economics. She thrives in high pressure situations and has strong time management skills, both of which are vital in the fast paced translation industry. Emma’s previous experience comes from a number of different fields, from testing laboratories to retail stores, which gives her the ability to relate to clients across all industries. Having previously been extensively involved in quality control processes  makes Emma a valuable addition to the Blue South team.

Matt Mace, Project Manager.

Matt holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Economics and comes from a strong customer service background. He is highly experienced in using many different computer software packages, has a keen interest in translation memory software and a strong appreciation of your translation needs.

Kelly Osborn, Quality Control Coordinator.

Kelly spent the first ten years of her career working in a government department, including management positions. Since then she has used her management experience to forge a career in the health sector and construction industry. At Blue South, Kelly is responsible for ensuring our Quality Assurance system is up to date and implemented and that we meet our high standards for our customers.