Te Kete Hono Trustees

Michelle Kong - Chair

Michelle has over 25 years experience leading strategy and transformation teams, and in commercial roles implementing innovation projects in both larger organisations, as well as smaller technology and digital start-ups.  Michelle has also volunteered for over ten years in the education sector, and with four school-age children, believes strongly in the role of education in transforming young lives and realising potential.  She is also currently a Director at Northpower. 

Judy Newcombe - CEO

Judy brings a wealth of experience to the TKH team, having led a number of large organisations through business readiness and organisational change. Judy's speciality lies in her ability to strategise business growth and tranformation, implement change, programme leadership, and performance management.  

Lorraine Mentz

An experienced social entrepreneur and network leader Lorraine has built a strong reputation working cross-sector in the public, private, and Not for Profit organizations in New Zealand and abroad. 

Lorraine is an experienced network leader who has effectively delivered large-scale projects from concept to actualisation. Motivated by a personal philosophy of delivering values-aligned, innovative and results-focused solutions to social problems. 

Derek Wenmouth

Derek has a broad background in education, with experience at the primary and secondary school level, and as principal lecturer at the Christchurch College of Education where he established the Primary Open Learning Option (POLO), a distance education programme which offers the Bachelor of Teaching qualification for students anywhere in NZ wishing to train as primary teachers.

Derek has also worked for the Ministry of Education as a senior adviser in eLearning, helping formulate a national eLearning framework for all sectors of the education system (ECE, schools and tertiary.

Sarah Martin

Sarah Martin is the Foundation Principal of Stonefields School. She is a passionate, forward thinking educator and has a real commitment to improving outcomes for all learners, not just those within her school community. She is enthusiastic about ensuring all students develop the necessary competencies to strengthen their capacity to learn.

Sarah is an educational 'provocateur' who thrives on problem-solving, conceptualising solutions, developing and implementing strategy, maintaining change momentum, building individuals' and team capacity, and challenging teachers' and leaders' mindsets and thinking.