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We help drivers to be safer on the road with a wellbeing approach to driver training.

Our story

In 2010, Dr. Robert Isler and a team from all over New Zealand set out to combat the country’s tragically high road toll, especially among young drivers.

They developed eDrive, an online programme for learner drivers, in collaboration with the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) and the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC).

Today, eDrive is still teaching thousands of our young drivers essential higher-level driving skills as part of the AA Defensive Driving course.
In 2014, we launched Fleetcoach to help another at-risk group of drivers – those who drive for work.

Fleetcoach is built on the same proven science as eDrive, and a research partnership with the University of Waikato means we continue to incorporate the very latest road safety research.

Fast-forward to today, and Fleetcoach helps thousands of company and fleet drivers in Australia and New Zealand to be safer on the road.
Meet our people

Board and executive

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Founder, Director, and Head of Research

Dr. Robert B. Isler

Dr. Robert Isler is Fleetcoach's Head of Research and road safety expert.

For more than 30 years, Robert has helped drivers improve their safety record. He's an award-winning leader in the creation of innovative training approaches. He's developed programmes sponsored by the New Zealand government (AAC and NZTA). eDrive, his highly successful online training program for learner drivers, is part of the AA Defensive Driving course.

Fleetcoach is the latest practical application of Robert's research, and is constantly developing in line with the most recent research in the field.
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Chairman of the Board

Mark Ingle

Mark brings a wealth of business, governance and strategic development expertise to Fleetcoach.

After 20 years in senior management, Mark thrives on having an eye over a range of business activities. With current commitments and strategic involvement across several boards and organisations, he now helps good ideas grow into great businesses.

Mark founded the Gallagher Great Race and Momentum Waikato. He was also the principal driver behind the establishment of Enterprise Angels Waikato. When not getting ideas moving, Mark moves himself - he’s a keen sportsman and loves the outdoors.
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John Erkkila

John had careers in hospitality and financial services before founding New Zealand Home Loans in 1996. As founder and CEO he grew the business to be one of the most successful non-bank mortgage providers in NZ, with a franchise network of over 65 offices. Since selling to Kiwibank in 2012, John has been building a diverse business portfolio in the tourism, mining, agriculture and marine sectors. He works actively in all these businesses and also holds several governance roles as Chair and Deputy Chair.

John is a serial entrepreneur, with an immense ability to cast a vision and then motivate and coach people to achieve the outcome. He has unique skills in developing sales systems and sees every business as a sales business. He is passionate about building things - businesses, people, teams, boats, buildings - but mainly people!
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Chief Operating Officer

Craig Cockerton

Craig is Fleetcoach's Chief Operating Officer and product evangelist.

Craig's a big believer in finding ways technology can help people. He's no stranger to innovation. He's co-founded a successful technology start-up. He's managed market leading product development teams for multi-national companies. And he has several patents to his name.

When he's not using his technology and business experience to make a real difference on our roads, you'll find him keeping up with his nerd skills or out running marathons.
Meet our people


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Head of Research

Dr. Robert B. Isler

As well as Head of Research at Fleetcoach, Robert is an Associate Professor and Director of the Traffic and Road Safety Research group (TARS) at the University of Waikato. He is currently Acting President of the New Zealand Association of Positive Psychology.

Robert received his Ph.D. (Behavioural Science) from the prestigious Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland. He is an internationally published and recognised research leader. He has given several keynote addresses and presents at international conferences. In 2016, he was the recipient of Outstanding Commitment to Road Safety at the Brake Charity Fleet Safety Awards.
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Learning and Content Expert

Nadine Isler

Nadine Isler is Fleetcoach's learning and content expert.

Nadine is a registered psychologist with a background in Health Psychology. With an impressive amount of letters after her name (BA(Hons), GradDip(Psych), MSc(Psych), PGDipPsychPrac, MNZPsS) she also has almost 10 years' experience in developing educational training programmes in the area of road safety.

When not developing curriculum material that includes biopsychosocial considerations and a holistic health approach, you'll find her climbing Mt Fuji and not running marathons.

“We have seen over 1000 people complete the Fleetcoach training and learners often comment on how surprised they are by their results – it really makes them aware of what they are not seeing!”

Victoria Putwain
Learning & Development Coordinator
Fletcher Building Limited
Meet our people

Sales and support team

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Jim Petersen
Sales Manager
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John Arand
Client Manager
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