About us
Our people

The Mind Lab team is genuinely passionate about learning, teaching and the future. We are a network of approachable, humble, supportive and open-minded people who look at the world from a different angle.

Executive & Support Team

Frances Valintine CNZM
CEO & Founder
Fiona (Fee) Webby
General Manager
Craig Hilton
Academic Advisor
Andrew Dent
Chief Technology Officer
Hayley Sparks
Academic Director
Fuatino Peilua
Director of Studies
Kellianne Apted
Academic Administrator
Ana Ivanovic-Tongue
Head of Delivery
Tessa Tripp
Marketing Director
Frank Li
Chief Data Officer
Sandy Taylor
Financial Controller
David Pratt
Virtual CFO
Te Mihinga Komene
Pou Ārahi
Huw Jones
Pou Āwhina
Roseline Setu
Pou Tautua
Dane Tumahai
Cultural Advisor, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei
Melissa Fincham
Office Manager and Executive Team Assistant

Digital Platforms

Andrew Dent
Chief Technology Officer
Juampa Proverbio
Head of Engineering
Henry Stock
Digital Product Lead
Alan Hsieh
UX/UI Designer
Ankit Sachdeva
Digital Project Manager
Charles Jordan
Digital Product Manager
Andrey Sukhomlinov
Project Specialist
Jarin Klee
IT Manager
Makini Calliste-Woollard
Salesforce Admin
Emily Wragg
UX/UI Designer

Data & Insights

Frank Li
Chief Data Officer
Sophie Zou
Graduate Data Scientist

Student Success

Fuatino Peilua
Director of Studies
Shruti Patil
Student Enrolment & Finance Manager
Talita Hope
Programme Coordinator & Portal Administrator
Eugenia Lytvyn
Student Experience Manager
Judy Christie
Communities Manager

Master of Contemporary Education

Herbert Thomas
Programme Lead
Dor Kayes
Postgraduate Director
Anna Johnstone
Postgraduate Director
Truman Pham
Postgraduate Director
Tim Gander
Postgraduate Director
Sophia Zhang
Postgraduate Director
Kirsty Hohua
Postgraduate Facilitator
Clare Edgar
Programme Coordinator

Postgraduate Certificate in Digital & Collaborative Learning

David Parsons
National Postgraduate Director
Milla Inkila
Postgraduate Director
Darcy Vo
Postgraduate Director
Maria Treadaway
Postgraduate Facilitator
Joni Angeli-Gordon
Postgraduate Facilitator
Rochelle Thorn
Postgraduate Facilitator
Clare Edgar
Programme Coordinator

Postgraduate Certificate in Leading Change for Good

Hancine Samvelyan
Programme Lead
Saskia Verraes
Sustainable Futures Adviser
Te Mihinga Komene
Pou Ārahi
Hayley Sparks
Academic Director
Claire Garnier
Programme Coordinator

Micro-credentials

Darcy Vo
Postgraduate Director
Saskia Verraes
Sustainable Futures Adviser
Evey Burilin
Programme Lead - Digital Skills for the Workplace
Talita Hope
Programme Coordinator & Portal Administrator

Marketing & Communications

Tessa Tripp
Marketing Director
Nicolas Porras
Digital Marketing Lead
Britta Sisam-Jones
Brand & Communications Manager (Maternity Leave)
Jana Prentice
Assistant Marketing Manager
Marcelle Domingo
Marketing Engagement Executive
Anna Reid
Story Strategist
Nicola Stallard
Production Manager
Quin Thomas
Marketing Operations Coordinator
Olivia Reed
Video Production Assistant
Bella Lloyd
Marketing Coordinator
Lisa Whittington-Slater
Outreach Manager
Megan Bruère
Outreach Manager

Digital Boost

Ana Ivanovic-Tongue
Head of Delivery
Henry Stock
Digital Product Lead
Jade Davies
Communications Manager
Victoria Smith
Customer Experience Lead
Angela Caves
Partnerships and Events Lead
Anamari Fanthorpe
Partnerships and Events Lead
Nicola Stallard
Production Manager
Lily Garbaccio Valina
Business Intelligence Architect
Charles Jordan
Digital Product Manager
Charlie Baldwin
Online Content Coordinator
Jessica Tremain
Digital Writer & Content Creator
Adam Davey
Video Editor
Emily Wragg
UX/UI Designer
Alan Hsieh
UX/UI Designer
Andrey Sukhomlinov
Project Specialist
Amanda O’Neill
Digital Specialist - Small Business Support
Emma Burton
Digital Specialist
Tim Beatson
Digital Support Coordinator
Celestino Nagal
Digital Support Coordinator

Board of Directors

Frances Valintine CNZM
CEO & Founder
Jonathan Lim
Director
Nic Kennedy
Director
Rob Lee
Director

The Mind Lab Advisory Group

Puck Algera, John Berry, Teah Carlson, Rowena Dunn, Annie Ualesi, Richard Wells