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Ainslie Moore

Deputy Director, International Operations, University of Auckland
As Deputy Director International Operations at the University of Auckland, Ainslie Moore leads... More

Alma Burke

Alma is a second-year graduate student at American University studying Global Media with a... More

Amber Walters

VILP Manager, Victoria University of Wellington
Amber Walters manages the award-winning Victoria International Leadership Programme (VILP) at... More

Amy Rutherford

Director of Education, Education New Zealand
Amy Rutherford is passionate about international education. She’s been an international... More

Anna Curzon

Chief Partner Officer, Xero
Anna Curzon is Chief Partner Officer at Xero, New Zealand’s cloud-based accounting... More

Anne Young

Education Tauranga
Anne Young is the Regional Manager for Education Tauranga and is responsible for actively... More

Anneke Rowe Courtemanche

Macquarie University Sydney, NSW
Anneke has over a decade of experience in the higher education sector and manages Australia's... More

Bert Vercamer

Chief Program Innovation and Educational Products, AFS Intercultural Programmes
Bert has a Master's Degree in both Economics from Ghent University (Belgium) and Intercultural... More

Beth Knowles

Ara Institute of Canterbury
Beth Knowles has almost 30 years’ experience in the international education area and has... More

Beth Leyland

Business Development Manager, Study Auckland
Beth is Business Development Manager at Study Auckland and has over 15 years’ experience... More

Brett Berquist

The University of Auckland
Director International at the University of Auckland, Brett Berquist leads the international... More

Brook Pannell

Manager - Talent & Education, WREDA
Brook is a marketing professional who has worked across many industries, including clothing,... More

Caleb Hulme-Moir

Founder, Mana Communications
Caleb Hulme-Moir is a public relations specialist who has worked extensively across Britain,... More

Carl Pavletich

Fabriko
Carl Pavletich is a co-founder of Fabriko, a human centred design led studio that explores the... More

Carla Rey Vasquez

Organisational Development Specialist, AFS Intercultural Programmes
Carla has a Masters degree in Cultural Anthropology from Victoria University of Wellington.... More

Cate Gribble

University of Auckland, Senior Policy Analyst
Dr Cate Gribble is an internationally recognised expert in international higher education and... More

Catherine Stephens

Manager of Career Development and Employment Services, The University of Auckland
Catherine is the Manager of Career Development and Employment Services (CDES) at the University... More

Celia Coombes

Immigration New Zealand
Celia Coombes leads Immigration New Zealand (INZ)’s engagement with the education industry... More

Cheryl Doig

Think Beyond
Cheryl is a leadership futurist who sees exponential technologies as an opportunity to amplify... More

Chris Beard

PD & Research Coordinator, ISANA NZ
Chris has worked in international education for 24 years and co-teaches Victoria University... More

Chris Hipkins

Chris Hipkins is Member of Parliament for Rimutaka. He is ranked seventh in the Cabinet and is... More

Christine Roberts

Student Scholarships Manager, Education New Zealand
Christine has an extensive background in tertiary education management (ITP and PTE), has... More

Claire Porima

Senior Project Manager, Univerisity of Otago
Claire brings her multifaceted career experience to the University of Otago as Senior Project... More

Clive Jones

General Manager, Strategy and Insight, Education New Zealand
Clive Jones joined ENZ in November 2012, coming from a role as Deputy Chief Executive at the... More

Clive Lee

Chief Executive, Yidan Prize Foundation
Mr Clive Lee is chief executive officer of the Yidan Prize Foundation. The Yidan Prize... More

Daiji Kataoka

Teacher of Japanese, Wainuiomata High School & Japan Information and Cultural Center
Daiji Kataoka, a Japanese teacher and the International Director at Wainuiomata High School,... More

Delia Heneghan

Director-Education(India), Sannam S4
Delia brings 25 years of hands-on experience of higher education as an academic and specialist... More

DeNay Adams

DeNay Adams is a second-year student in international development, with concentrations in health... More

Denise Evans

Client Director, iStudent Complaints / FairWay Resolution
As an experienced lawyer, mediator and arbitrator, Denise is passionate about finding the right... More

Douglas Pearce

Professor of Tourism Management, Victoria University of Wellington
Doug Pearce is Emeritus Professor of Tourism Management in the School of Management at Victoria... More

Elle Freestone

The University of Auckland
International Manager, The University of Auckland

Emanuel Kalafatelis

Managing Partner, Research New Zealand
Emanuel began his career in social and marketing research at the Heylen Research Centre, in... More

Euan Howden

Director, Education New Zealand
Euan and his Student Acquistion team at Education New Zealnd focus on enabling the best possible... More

Eun Hoi Koo

CEO, NIESH
Eun Hoi Koo, or better known as James, is a 24 year old entrepreneur from South Korea. James... More

George Hernandez

Founder and CEO, Sofiri
Mr George Hernandez is a technologist and an international student recruitment and marketing... More

Gretchen Dobson

Vice President, International Alumni & Graduate Se, Academic Assembly, Inc.
With over 25 years of experience in higher education and constituent relations, Dr. Gretchen... More

Guy Pascoe

Director International Services, Scots College
Guy has been involved in international education for around 20 years, initially on the... More

Haike Manning

Founder, LightPath Consulting Group
Haike is former New Zealand Ambassador to Viet Nam (2012-2016). As Ambassador, Haike was... More

Hayley Shields

Director Student Experiences, Education New Zealand
Hayley leads the national Student Experience Strategy for Education New Zealand and is Chair of... More

Henry Matthews

International Education Manager, Study Auckland, ATEED
Henry Matthews is an experienced international business professional, having operated in... More

Holly Delves

International Student Consultant Manager
Holly Delves is an international student consultant manager who is passionate about... More

Hon lain Lees-Galloway

Minister of Immigration, New Zealand Labour Party
Hon Iain Lees-Galloway has been the Member of Parliament for Palmerston North since 2008. Born... More

Hristo Banov

Business Analytics and Impact Measurement Manager, AFS Intercultural Programmes
Hristo Banov was born and raised in Bulgaria and moved to the USA to attain his university... More

Izzie Guo

Student Experience Coordinator International Educa, ChristchurchNZ
Izzie Guo is passionate about making a difference to help international students reach their... More

Jason Cate

Executive Director, TNS New Zealand
Jason has worked in and around the customer insights industry for over 20 years, the last... More

Jason Cushen

Director, International, University of Otago
Jason Cushen is the Director, International at the University of Otago.  In his current... More

Jason Pocock

Deputy Principal / International Director, Whangaparaoa College
Jason is passionate about Education and in particular ensuring that all learners have exposure... More

Jennifer Kirkham

Professional Learning and Development Operations Manager, SIEBA
Jennifer Kirkham is the Professional Learning and Development Operations Manager at SIEBA, the... More

Joanne Chrystal

Auckland University of Technology
Heralding from Scotland, Joanne travelled to New Zealand four years ago and was so impressed by... More

John Goulter

General Manager, Stakeholders and Communications, Education New Zealand
John joined ENZ in December 2013. He has broad experience in government relations, issues... More

John van der Zwan

Executive Director, SIEBA
John is Executive Director for SIEBA and brings almost forty years’ experience in both... More

Julian Rosser

International Marketing Executive, Massey University
Julian has worked in university recruitment and marketing for over a decade, with experience in... More

Karen Threadwell

Senior Policy Analyst, Ministry of Education
Karen's policy career has spanned a number of agencies, focusing on employment and education... More

Karl Wixon

Director, ARAHIA pathfinders
Karl Wixon is of Ngāi Tahu, Kāti Māmoe and Ngāti Toa Rangatira descent. He... More

Karlo Mila

Karlo Mila is a Pasifika poet of Tongan and Pakeha descent. Her first book, Dream Fish Floating... More

Kate Moore

Executive Director, Academic Internship Council
Kate Moore is an international educator energized by our changing world of work and how we... More

Kate West

Senior Policy Manager, Ministry of Education
Kate West joined the Ministry of Education as Senior Manager International Education Policy in... More

Katerina Kaiwai

NZQA
Katerina joined the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) in July 2017 as a Senior Advisor... More

Katherine Huynh

Universal College of Learning
Katherine Huynh is a digital geek with an interest in connecting data with real-world customer... More

Kelly Parshall

Kelly Parshall is a second-year graduate student at American University studying global... More

Keri Ramirez

Managing Director, Studymove
Keri Ramirez is an Economist with 15 years’ experience in international education. He... More

Kerry Taylor

Head of School of Humanities, Massey University
On behalf of his College, he led a three-year academic engagement with Brazil, Colombia and... More

Kristen Meads

Education New Zealand
Kristen is an experienced Marketing & Communications specialist, having worked with... More

Kyla Steenhart

Director, New Zealand, i-graduate
Kyla Steenhart leads on i-graduate's work with universities, ITPs, schools, private providers... More

Libby Giles

Head of Global Citizenship, St Cuthbert's College
Libby Giles has been active in the promotion and development of global citizenship education... More

Lisa Futschek

Regional Director - Americas and Europe, Education New Zealand
Lisa joined ENZ in 2013 after an 18-year diplomatic career with MFAT, including postings as... More

Louise Hawkins

Manager of Future Skills and Talent, ChristchurchNZ
Louise Hawkins is Manager of Future Skills and Talent at ChristchurchNZ. Her role includes... More

Manami Isogane

Co-owner of Yearbook and Student Support Manager, Yearbook limited
Manami Isogane is a student support manager and co-owner of Yearbook Limited. Yearbook Limited... More

Marcela Lapertosa

Director of Education and Intercultural Learning, AFS Intercultural Programmes
In the last 10 years, Marcela has traveled the world providing intercultural learning, training,... More

Marnie Watson

Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, ACG Education
Marnie leads a dedicated team responsible for ACG Education's student recruitment, marketing,... More

Melissa Gillingham

Project Coordinator, Education Tauranga
Melissa Gillingham was first introduced to the world of international education when she spent... More

Miriama Kamo

If you didn’t attend conference last year, you’ll likely recognise Miriama from her... More

Paul Hickey

Managing Director, SpeakData
Paul is Managing Director at SpeakData, a specialist data agency created to help NZ companies... More

Paul Irwin

General Manager, Student Marketing, Education New Zealand
Paul joined ENZ from advertising agency FCB Wellington, where he led the Wellington office for... More

Rebecca Jones

Head of Client Partnerships, Hotcourses Group (an IDP company)
Rebecca started in the international education sector in the United Kingdom in 2009 before... More

Richard Witts

Regional Manager - East Asia, University of Waikato
Originally from the United Kingdom, Richard has worked in the university sector for the past... More

Robbie Pickford

Growth and Innovation Projects Manager, SIEBA
Robbie Pickford is SIEBA’s Growth and Innovation Projects Manager. Her responsibilities... More

Sahinde Pala

Business Development Manager, Education New Zealand
Sahinde Pala is a Business Development Manager in the Industry Development team at ENZ, based in... More

Samuel Mann

Otago Polytechnic
Professor Samuel Mann teaches for Capable NZ Otago Polytechnic’s school specialising in... More

Shanton Chang

The University of Melbourne
Associate Professor Shanton Chang became an international student at the age of 11 and continued... More

Sharon Calvert

The University of Waikato
Sharon Calvert is the Director, International at the University of Waikato. She has over 17... More

Shireen Chua

Certified Cultural Intelligent Coach, Trainer and Consultant, Third Culture Solutions Ltd
Shireen is a Malaysian born Chinese Kiwi (a.k.a. Banana) who has lived in Aotearoa for the past... More

Silas Villas-Boas

University of Auckland
Dr Silas Villas-Boas is an Associate Professor at the School of Biological Sciences, The... More

Simon Hodge

International Director, Hutt Valley High School
Simon Hodge is the International Director at Hutt Valley High School, the largest school in the... More

Song-Yi Baek

Senior Trade Officer, Study Queensland

Susan Wallis

Over a period of 20 years, Susan (Sue) Wallis has been a homestay mother to 51 teenage girls.... More

Susie Robinson

CEO, Higher Education Consulting Group
Dr Susie Robinson is CEO and Practice Lead - Industry Strategy and Positioning at Higher... More

Sylvia Hooker

International Student Support Manager, Massey University
Sylvia's interest in international students and different cultures was piqued when her family... More

Terry McGrath

President, ISANA NZ
Terry McGrath started his educational working life as a high school chemistry teacher... More

Tomoko Nishikawa

PR Leader, Ministry of Education
Tomoko was born in Sapporo, raised in Kamakura, and currently resides in Tokyo with her husband... More

Victoria Spackman

Board member, Education New Zealand
Victoria Spackman is Director Creative and Director Te Auaha at Weltec and Whitireia... More

Wayne LIoyd

Marketing Executive, University of Auckland
As Marketing Executive at the University of Auckland English Language Academy, Wayne is... More

Yoseph Ayele

Chief Executive, Edmund Hillary Fellowship, Edmund Hilary Fellowship
Yoseph is co-founder and CEO of the Edmund Hillary Fellowship (www.ehf.org), a non-profit that... More