Richard Leeke

Principal Consultant
Wellington

+64 4 499 9450

Richard is recognised internationally for his expertise and leadership in performance engineering and data visualisation. He is a Principal Consultant and Company Director at Equinox IT. He helps our clients identify and solve complex system performance problems and deep technical issues. He has worked in IT for over 37 years.

Richard's specialist skills include:

  • performance engineering and testing of software, databases and integrated systems
  • data visualisation
  • troubleshooting complex performance and integration problems
  • test strategy development and management
  • technical architecture and platform consulting
  • project management
  • technology evaluation and selection.

In 2014 Richard was selected as one of Tableau’s seven inaugural Zen Masters, recognising his Tableau data visualisation expertise and community contribution.

Richard is a regular presenter and contributor to the small invite only Workshop on Performance and Reliability (WOPR) conference, which normally takes place in North America. In 2017 the event was hosted by Equinox IT and Wild Strait in Wellington, New Zealand where Richard was co-chair.

"The performance engineering of complex, integrated systems is not something that can be taught in the classroom. It comes from identifying and solving problems across numerous systems, from collaborating with various vendors for different parts of integrated technologies, and from analysing volumes of data to find the one insight that may provide a clue. We take a comprehensive approach and have earned a reputation for finding and solving performance problems that others can't."

Richard has broad industry experience across telecommunications, utilities, insurance, media, education, petroleum and government.

Richard holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Natural Sciences (specialising in Theoretical Physics) from Cambridge University.

In his spare time, Richard is an avid windsurfer and paddle-boarder.