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 2022

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
Colleen Steyn President​​ Director International College, Middleton Grange School, Christchurch [email protected]
Cameron Lock Vice President Team Leader Student Engagement, UCOL, Palmerston North  
Adrian Whale Secretary Pastoral Care Coordinator, International, Northtec  
TJ Cloete Treasurer International Student Services Manager, University of Waikato
Carolyn Tait Universities Senior Lecturer, Victoria University of Wellington
Karen Kemsley ITPs International Student Services Manager, Wintec
Katrina Scantlebury Administrator

(not on Governance Committe)

Membership and Engagement Administrator [email protected]

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