Meet The Team

Do you have a few great people on your project team that seem to take the initiative to drive delivery and bring innovative ideas to do things better? Well that’s who our people are.

Alvaro Arana

Operations Improvement Lead • Operations

What Drives Him

Alvaro has a passion for problem solving and improving areas of the business, whether that is re-structuring an existing capability or building one from scratch, he is happiest when tackling a complex puzzle and working with motivated and talented people around him. A firm believer of developing people and putting them first, he believes that doing right by people will have long-term organisational benefits. A huge believer in the power of ‘us’ and not ‘I’ he believes that you can get more done and have more fun when working as a cohesive team. With an interest in all thing’s leadership, he also gets a lot out of developing his teams and watching them thrive, both personally and professionally.

Back Story and Achievements

Originally from New Zealand, he has also lived and worked in Australia and the UK.

Although his career started down the medical route, a career diversion led him to pursue all things business. Before starting at Laminar he has primarily worked for the UK MOD as an internal business consultant, working on and leading a range of consultancy projects, from digitalisation programmes through to the restructuring of military police and establishing a new human performance capability for the Army, he has been involved across the enterprise on multiple high-profile projects.

Formal Qualifications

Bachelor of Applied Science

Integrated Masters/Bachelor (Hons) of Health and Medical Science

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Fun Facts

Speaks English and Spanish.

Loves all things golf, Real Madrid and of course, the All Blacks.

More of Our Supporting Team

Kharl Manlutac
Operations Specialist • People Operations
Shruti Mittra
Fulfilment and Leadership Coach • People Operations
Trish Keller
Senior Operations Specialist • Operations
Florent Berbette
Senior Sourcing Specialist • People Operations