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.
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.
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.