ISANA NZ Executive Leadership

Chris Beard

ISANA NZ Executive Officer

Chris has worked in international education for more than twenty five years. He has experience teaching in the secondary, tertiary and PTE sectors and leading student support practice on two university-based foundation studies programmes. Chris helped to develop New Zealand’s first postgraduate course in International Education (EDUC504) which is offered by Victoria University of Wellington’s Masters of Education programme. He oversees ISANA NZ’s professionalisation programme which is presently supported and funded by the MOE’s International Student Wellbeing Strategy. Chris liaises with government officials, allied peak-bodies and education leaders on ISANA NZ’s behalf.

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Caroline Stevenson

ISANA NZ Communication & Events Director

Caroline Stevenson has over 20 years’ experience in the international education industry in NZ and overseas and is extremely passionate about the industry and what New Zealand can offer our international students. Caroline spent a wonderful 12 years setting up the ESOL and International Student departments at Te Puke High School. She has completed many roles in an international student department including Director of International Students, HOD ESOL, homestay management, marketing, recruitment and compliance. Caroline is enjoying her role with ISANA NZ as the Communication and Events Director, and assisting all institutions in providing the best care and support to our international students.

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ISANA NZ Governance Committee 2020

ISANA NZ is governed by an  governance committee elected by ISANA NZ members. The committee members work in different sectors of the international education industry throughout New Zealand and bring a variety of perspectives, knowledge and skills to their governance role. The Communication and Events Director (see ISANA NZ Executive Leadership below) is the first contact for general enquiries.

Name Portfolio Affiliation Email
Gabrielle Nguyen President​​ Director of Global Education, Woodford House, Havelock North [email protected]
​Katrina Scantlebury Admin Membership and Engagement Administrator [email protected]
Rachel Fenton Schools Director of International, Auckland Grammar School, Auckland​
Colleen Steyn​ Schools Director International College, Middleton Grange School, Christchurch
Timothy Croft Universities International Manager, College of Creative Arts, Massey University
TJ Cloete Universities International Student Services Manager, University of Waikato
Cameron Lock ITPs Team Leader Student Engagement, UCOL, Palmerston North
Adrian Whale ITPs Pastoral Care Coordinator, International, Northtec

ISANA NZ Capability Protect Programme Team

Name Portfolio
Joany Grima Project Manager
​Chris Beard Content Director
Anna V. Rogers Wrap around tailored support for international students
Lesley McDonald and Nicole Schmidt Critical incident management for international students
Paula Durance Innovative leadership in international education
Marcela Lapertosa Intercultural competence in education contexts
Friederike Tegge Student experience in NZ for international partners

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