Meet the team

School Relationship Team

Greg Duff

Head of Education and Engagement

Sian Willicott

Regional Director – North

Nigel Young

Regional Director – South

Hilary Gandy

School Relationship Manager (Central)

Sarah Meek

School Relationship Manager (Central)

Carrie-Anne Freeman

School Relationship Manager (South)

Tim Jones

School Relationship Manager (South)

Matt Sandilands

School Relationship Manager (North)

Marnie Sutherland

School Relationship Manager (North)

Jonathan Arthur

School Relationship Manager (North)

Claire Neyle

Customer Success Lead

Management Team

Larrie Moore

Chief Executive Officer

Dr Alexander (Sandy) Brown

Chief Government Affairs Officer

Gavin Costello

Chief Information and Security Officer

Kim Hegarty

Chief People Officer

Michelle Leadsom

Chief Customer and Brand Officer

Gill Mahony

Chief Financial Officer

Board of Directors

Colin MacDonald

Chair

Prior to joining the N4L board, Colin MacDonald was Chief Executive at the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) and Government Chief Digital Officer (GCDO). During his tenure he secured efficiencies across departments’ IT budgets, and led a transformation of the way digital public services are delivered. In 2019, Colin was appointed a Companion of the Queen’s Service Order for services to the state.

Dame Karen Poutasi

Deputy Chair

Dame Karen Poutasi is the Commissioner of the Waikato District Health Board. Previously, she was the Chief Executive of the New Zealand Qualifications authority from 2006 to 2020, and had also previously served as the Director General of Health. Karen is a medical graduate and her area of specialisation is public health. She holds both Otago and Harvard University management qualifications.

Karen is the Chair of the New Zealand Committee for Harkness Fellowships. She was appointed a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services in health in 2006 and in 2020 was promoted to Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to education and the state.

Jeremy Banks

Director (Chair of the HR & Remuneration Committee)

Jeremy Banks is a software development specialist with experience growing software startups. With a variety of current governance roles, Jeremy has whakapapa links to the top of the South Island through Ngāti Rārua, Rangitāne ki Wairau and Ngāti Kuia.

Sharon Cresswell

Director (Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee)

Sharon Cresswell joined the N4L board in August 2019. Up until June 2019, Sharon had spent 23 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in both the UK and New Zealand, the last 16 years as a PwC partner. Sharon’s experience is predominantly in assurance and risk management. She has also assisted clients in strategy development and implementation. Sharon has spent two periods of time with the Crown Research Institute, AgResearch as the Finance and Business Performance Director and most recently to enable cover for the Acting CE.

Anthony Briscoe

Director

Anthony Briscoe was until recently President and CEO of Southern Cross Cable Network, prior to this he was Head of International for Telecom NZ and latterly Spark. He has served on numerous boards including Chair of HortResearch, Airways, Kordia and Wellington Cable Car.

Clare Curran

Director

Hon Clare Curran joined N4L in November 2021. Clare runs her own consultancy and sits on several boards focussed on addressing homelessness, poverty and lowering the rates of suicide. Prior to that she was the member of parliament for Dunedin South for 12 years and Minister of Digital Services across Government, Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media from 2017-2018. Prior to being an MP, she was a small business owner, consultant and media specialist and has extensive experience in the field of communications and a deep understanding of its criticality to effective policy work, campaigns, marketing and change management.

Leadership Advisory Group

Left to right: Sarah Martin, Sose Annadale, Claire Amos, Charles Newton, Dorothy Burt (Absent: Bruce Jepson, Nicola Ngarewa, Jen Rodgers, Mike Williams)

Special mention should be made of our Leadership Advisory Group for the ongoing support they provide the company. The group, composed of leading principals and education leaders, challenge us to think differently, advise us on company strategy and continually centre our thinking on the needs of the education sector as a whole.Their passion and dedication to education ensure that our view of the sector is current, heard and leads to the delivery of quality N4L products and services to all schools.

The membership of this group is:

Claire Amos – Albany Senior High School
Sose Annandale – Russell School
Dorothy Burt – Manaiakalani Education Programme
Bruce Jepson – Te Akau ki Pāpāmoa School
Sarah Martin – Stonefields School
Charles Newton – Education Consultant
Nicola Ngarewa – Spotswood College
Jen Rodgers – St Clair School, Dunedin
Mike Williams – Pakuranga College

    Customer Support team

    We understand all schools and kura have different levels of technical knowledge. Our team of experts are here to help on a wide range of issues – and if we can’t, we’ll put you in touch with someone who can.

    You can contact our Customer Support team Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm on 0800 LEARNING (532 764).

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