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 utilise a significant number of contractors, mostly off campus, who are subject matter experts in their fields who provide academic support and marking services for Open Polytechnic.  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. 

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Executive Team

  • Dr Caroline Seelig

    Chief Executive

  • Alan Cadwallader

    Executive Director Learning Delivery

  • Alex MacCreadie

    Executive Director School Strategy

  • Alison Harrison

    Executive Director Strategy

  • Dan Parkman

    Executive Director Human Resources

  • Doug Standring

    Executive Director Marketing and Communications

  • Mathew Pawley

    Executive Director Education Design Services and Information Technology

  • Murray Hill

    Executive Director Financial Services

  • Neil Carroll

    Executive Director Academic Services and Deputy Chief Executive

  • Shanan Holm

    Chief Technology Officer

  • Turi Ngatai (MNZM)

    Executive Director Māori