Our people

Open Polytechnic employs a wide range of learning and teaching experts who provide academic and learning support to our distance learners.

We also use contractors, mostly off campus, who are subject matter experts in their fields who provide academic support and marking services. 

As a specialist provider of open flexible distance learning, we also employ highly skilled courseware design and development, and education technology professionals, administration and customer support staff, as well as library and learning centre staff who are all focused on helping Open Polytechnic learners achieve their educational goals. 

Find out more about our workforce by selecting an area below.

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Library & Learning Centre - Te Whare Pukapuka Wāhanga Whakapakari Ako

  • Karen Hannay

    Library & Learning Centre Manager

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  • Estelle Barnard

    Library & Learning Support Liaison

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  • Judith Burns

    Library & Learning Support Liaison

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  • Julie Baga

    Library & Learning Support Liaison

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  • Kendal Paton

    Customer Services Representative, Loans and Delivery

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  • Ngaire Smith

    Library & Learning Support Liaison

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  • Rebekah Tuileto'a

    Pasifika Learning Support Advocate

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  • Sarah Le Gros

    Senior Loans and Delivery Librarian

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  • Stephanie Houpt

    Team Leader Library & Learning Support

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  • Tom Anderson

    Māori Learning Support Advocate

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  • Tom Avery

    Systems Co-ordinator

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