National Executive

The Executive Committee leads and manages the New Zealand Association of Science Educators (Incorporated) in accordance with the constitution and the policy set by the Council. Please feel free to contact any of these people to ask about the Association, the benefits of membership, or our conferences:

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Chris Duggan
House of Science, Tauranga
Email Chris


Vice President

Sarah Hay
St Peter’s School, Cambridge
Email Sarah

Colin North

Treasurer, Website Manager

Colin North
Waiuku College, Waiuku
Email Colin

Special Project Executive Positions

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Publications Liaison Manager

Sabina Cleary
Senior Advisor
Kaha Education
M: 027 5242555
Email Sabina




Gerard Harrigan

Regional Liaison

Gerard Harrigan
Freyberg High School Palmerston North
Ph: 06 358 4971
Email Gerard

NZASE Administrator

Donna Sellers

The Council

The Council governs the Association. The annual meeting of the Council is held to:

  • Receive and consider the annual report of the Executive for the preceding financial year.
  • Receive and consider the audited financial report and accounts for the preceding financial year.
  • Receive reports on membership, finance and their activities from Branches.
  • Fix the membership subscription fee for the following financial year.
  • Appoint an auditor.
  • Transact any other business of which due notice has been given.

Standing Committees

Biology Educators’ Association of New Zealand (BEANZ) Sharyn Varcoe
Earth and Space Science (ESSE) Jenny Pollock
New Zealand Institute of Chemistry (NZIC) Suzanne Boniface
New Zealand Institute of Physics (NZIP) David Housden
Primary Science (NZAPSE) John Marsh
Science Technicians’ Association of New Zealand (STANZ) Sheryl Fitzsimons, President STANZ

Regional Branches

Auckland Science Teachers’ Association (ASTA) Carolyn Haslam Ph: 096238899 x 83918 Mobile: 021709146
Canterbury Branch Carmen Kenton
Capital City Branch Kerry Parker
Central Northland Branch Hazel McIntosh
CASE Gerard Harrigan
East Coast Branch Sally Willock
Nelson Branch Jenny Pollock
Northland Branch
Otago Branch Pru Casey
Southland Branch Tania Lineham
Waikato Branch Fiona Murphy
West Coast Branch Stephen Dorey