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Universities New Zealand – Te Pōkai Tara Staff

Universities New Zealand – Te Pōkai Tara works through a small team based in Wellington.


Chris Whelan

Executive Director

Tel. +64 (04) 381 8500


Jonathan Hughes

Deputy Executive Director

Portfolio Manager - Research and Innovation

Tel. +64 (04) 381 8504


Jackie Bailey

Finance & Office Manager

Tel.  +64 (04) 381 8502


Hazel Dobbie

Communications Manager 

Tel. +64 (04) 381 8503; M: +64 27 838 2313


Jon Winnall

Scholarships Manager 

Tel. +64 (04) 381 8510


Wendy Robinson

Portfolio Manager - Academic Programmes 

Tel. +64 (04) 381 8505


Megan Watson

Portfolio Manager - International Education

Tel. +64 (04) 381 8515


Sheree Moanaroa

Portfolio Manager - International Education

Tel. +64 (04) 381 8508


Fiona Johnson-Bell

Portfolio Manager - Education System and Māori 

Tel. +64 (04) 381 8512


Annette Beattie

Portfolio Manager - Knowledge & Technology

Tel. +64 (04) 381 8507


Heather Kirkwood

Programme Director Evidence and Evaluation

Tel. +64 (04) 381 8513


Rebecca Meinders-Sykes

Finance & Academic Programmes Administrator

Tel. +64 (04) 381 8509


Helen Woodcock

Administrative Assistant

Tel. +64 (04) 381 8514