Senior Leadership Team

Te Kapa Kaiārahi Matua

Back row, left to right: Pouhere Kaupapa Māori - Arapera Card, Deputy Chief Executive - John Diggins, Director of Research and Postgraduate Programmes - Dr Janis Carroll-Lind, General Manager Workforce and Business Development - Nikki Parsons.

Front Row, left to right: National Human Resources Manager - Carolyn Mitchell, Chief Executive - Kathy Wolfe, Director Teaching and Learning - Dr Rosina Merry.

 

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. 


Deputy Chief Executive - John Diggins

John has a wealth of experience in leadership, financial management, strategy development and implementation. 


General Manager Workforce and Business Development - Nikki Parsons

Born and bred in Ōtautahi Nikki has wide ECE sector leadership and governance experience.


Pouhere Kaupapa Māori - Arapera Card

Arapera has been employed with Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand for ten years. 


National Human Resources Manager - Carolyn Mitchell

Carolyn has spent the past 14 years living and working in New Zealand after spending time in the UK, US and South Africa, where she was born.


 

Director Research and Postgraduate Programmes - Dr Janis Carroll-Lind

Janis began her career as a primary, early childhood and special needs teacher. 


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.