meet the team

Located in Mount Maunganui, Tauranga, Write Ahead Ltd is a small team of passionate and honest website marketing professionals who have provided results-focused SEO, AdWords and Remarketing services to clients throughout New Zealand since 2010.

dave manville

Dave is the founder and director of Write Ahead. Born in Wellington, he moved to Mount Maunganui when he was 19 years old to fulfil a career in Journalism. Dave also worked in various sales and customer service roles, before establishing Write Ahead Ltd in 2010. Dave fulfills all of his client's search engine optimisation and Google AdWords requirements. He develops tailored strategy plans for clients and his expertise ensures that all businesses generate maximum value and profitability from their websites both now and in the future.


Sue is a copywriter for the web with a background in landscape planning and policy. With a love of language, and skills in research, analysis and communication, Sue enjoys helping companies craft their stories into compelling blogs, articles and other digital content. Sue has written hundreds of quality blog articles and created the content for various key pages for Write Ahead's clients. Her grasp of website copywriting and understanding of search engine optimisation makes Sue a wonderful asset to the team.

andrew nalder 

Andrew provides a full website design and development service for all Write Ahead clients, plus he also owns a web studio called "What the Heck" . Andrew offers his vast web design knowledge to clients to help define what it is that makes them stand out in a crowd. Armed with these insights he and his team are able to design and build great digital solutions aimed at bringing their customers real results.