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NEW ZEALAND KINDERGARTENS BOARD

James Patea – President, Tauranga

James was elected as president of the NZK board at the AGM held in Wellington on 15 September 2017. James was the chair of Inspired Kindergartens in Tauranga and a trustee at Welcome Bay School. I have always been an advocate of quality education and outcomes for tamariki. My interest in the health and vitality…

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Becky Walker – Board Member, Westport

Becky is a shareholder in her Dairy Company and aside from raising two children, dairy farming and all that it accompanies, her background is in Business accounting, administration and management. She has worked for accounting firms in Christchurch and in Westport for about 16 years. Becky has served on the Westport Kindergarten Association Board for…

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Dr Jean Martin – Board Member, Christchurch

Jean was appointed to the NZK Board in April 2019. Jean is an independent organisation development executive with extensive leadership, business, and governance experience within central government agencies and commercial organisations. Jean has a passion for business and governance excellence, accessible best practice education services, and the delivery of customer service that meets the needs…

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Sarah Tocker – Board Member, Wellington

Sarah was appointed to the NZK Board in April 2019. Sarah is a Director of Liminality Ltd. She works with senior leaders and lead teams in the areas of specialist leadership and learning / development consultation, strategy and trend development, facilitation, design, development, and implementation and review of leadership and learning work across the public,…

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