Senior Leadership Team

Te Kapa Kaiārahi Matua

 
From left to right: Pouhere Kaupapa Māori - Arapera Card, National Human Resources Manager - Carolyn Mitchell, 
 Director Teaching and Learning - Dr Rosina Merry, General Manager Workforce and Business Development - Nikki Parsons, Chief Executive - Kathy Wolfe, General Manager Finance and Operations - Brent Denham
Director of Research and Postgraduate Programmes - Dr Janis Carroll-Lind.


The Senior Leadership Team provides management and leadership on all of ECNZ's activities.

 


Chief Executive - Kathy Wolfe

 

Kathy believes strongly that every child in New Zealand deserves the highest possible quality early childhood education and is committed to strongly advocate this position on behalf of the organisation. 


General Manager Finance and Operations - Brent Denham

Brent brings financial and management expertise to Te Rito Maioha and has worked in the commercial, not-for-profit and government sectors both in Aotearoa New Zealand and Europe.


Pouhere Kaupapa Māori - Arapera Card

Arapera brings to the organisation the ability to work confidently not only within the Māori community but also across the diverse cultures that exist within the wide Auckland region.


General Manager Workforce and Business Development - Nikki Parsons

Nikki has  extensive experience in teacher education, governance and leadership and has held leadership roles in several early childhood organisations. 


National Human Resources Manager - Carolyn Mitchell

Carolyn has held a number of HR roles in both NZ and overseas, in the public and private sector. Her true passion is working with staff to help them reach their potential.


 

Director Research and Postgraduate Programmes - Dr Janis Carroll-Lind

A commitment to raising the quality of ECE for all learners brought Janis to her present position with Te Rito Maioha ECNZ.


Director Teaching and Learning - Rosina Merry

Rosina has worked in the early childhood sector many years, first as a teacher and then as a director of a large community childcare trust.