Kia ora.


About us.


Network for learning is all about helping all tamariki thrive in tomorrow’s world. We do this by supporting ākonga to learn safely online with smart technology that’s easy to use. 


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Policies and Legal T&Cs

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Our Relationship Managers.


Greg Duff

Head of Education & Engagement

Sian Willicott

National Relationship Manager

Matt Sandilands

Relationship Manager 

Jonathan Arthur

Relationship Manager  

Hilary Gandy

Relationship Manager

Carrie-Anne Freeman

Relationship Manager

Tim Jones

Relationship Manager

Sarah Meek

Relationship Manager

Our Management team.


Larrie Moore

Chief Executive Officer

Dr Alexander (Sandy) Brown

Acting Chief Strategy Officer

Gavin Costello

Chief Information and Security Officer

Gill Mahony

Chief Financial Officer

Michelle Leadsom

Chief Customer and Brand Officer

Our Board of Directors.


Colin MacDonald, Chair

Prior to joining the N4L board, Mr MacDonald was Chief Executive at the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) and Government Chief Digital Officer (CDO). During his tenure, he strengthened the government’s IT capabilities, secured efficiencies across departments’ IT budgets, and led a transformation of the way digital public services are delivered.

Dame Karen Poutasi, Deputy Chair

Currently Chief Executive of the New Zealand Qualifications Authority and Chair of the New Zealand Committee for Harkness Fellowships. Karen was also a 2006 CNZM recipient for services to health.

Jeremy Banks

Jeremy is a software development specialist with experience growing software startups. Currently a board member for Wakatū Incorporation, Ngāti Rārua Ātiawa Iwi Trust and Te Rūnanga o Te Ataarangi, Jeremy has whakapapa links to the top of the South Island through Ngāti Rārua, Rangitāne ki Wairau and Ngāti Kuia.

Sharon Cresswell

Sharon joins N4L following more than 16 years as a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Auckland and Hamilton, providing assurance, auditing and advisory services for businesses including fibre providers and also for schools and universities. During this time she took a year’s secondment with one of New Zealand’s largest Crown Research Institute, AgResearch, leading the finance and business performance team. 

Anthony Briscoe

Anthony is a veteran of the telecommunications industry, having spent five years as CEO of the Southern Cross Cable Network and another 22 years at Spark (then Telecom). He was responsible for leading the project to lay the Southern Cross submarine fibre cable that carries almost all communications traffic to and from New Zealand, connecting the country to the West Coast of the United States. 

Other directorships have included Chairman of Crown Research Institute, HortResearch; Director of Kordia, and Director of Airways Corporation. 

Leadership Advisory Group


N4L receives support from its Leadership Advisory Group, which is made up of senior leaders from the education sector. The Leadership Advisory Group meets at least four times a year and lends their expertise to help N4L engage with the big questions in education
and technology.

Nicola Ngarewa
Spotswood College

Claire Amos
Albany Senior High School

Dorothy Burt
Manaiakalani Education Programme

Sarah Martin
Stonefields School

Charles Newton
Education Consultant

Jen Rodgers
St Clair School, Dunedin

Mike Williams
Pakuranga College

Sose Annandale
Russell School