Our staff

Our 120 full-time academic staff are highly qualified and bring a wide range of industry experience to their roles. Over 320 adjunct Faculty (mostly off-campus) with relevant expertise also contribute to the development and delivery of our programmes.

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School of Business & Enterprise – Te Kura Pākihi

  • Jane Needham

    Head of School

    Role at Open Polytechnic

    I am the Head of the School of Business.

  • Andrew (Andy) Kenah

    Lecturer

  • Brian Pascall

    Lecturer

  • Catherine Nash

    Lecturer

  • Colin Bloomfield

    Lecturer - Law

  • David Hicks

    Lecturer

  • Deirdre Blakemore

    Student Advisor

  • Dr Shilpa Jain

    Lecturer

  • Ian Gilray

    Lecturer

  • Indu Peiris

    Lecturer

  • Jaco Pieterse

    Senior Lecturer – Programme Leader

  • Jim Ryan

    Lecturer

  • John Green

    Senior Lecturer

  • John Veal

    Principal Lecturer

  • Josephine Bourke

    Lecturer

  • Kathryn Hayman

    Lecturer

  • Lalitha Jonnavithula

    Lecturer

  • Laura Virkkala

    Lecturer - Marketing

  • Leigh Thomson

    Lecturer

  • Lisa Skogstad

    Lecturer

  • Maree Ching

    Lecturer

  • Marion Tepania

    Student Advisor

  • Murray Biggs

    Lecturer

  • Nazir Awan

    Principal Lecturer

  • Olive Alexander

    Lecturer

  • Puvana Natanasabapathy

    Lecturer

  • Renu Joshi

    Lecturer

  • Richard Baxter

    Lecturer

  • Rosalind Larsen

    Lecturer

  • Ruth McIntosh

    Lecturer

  • Sally Garden

    Lecturer

  • Steve Devlin

    Tutor

  • Tereska Knap

    Lecturer

  • Vanessa Scholes

    Senior Lecturer