Our People

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:



Doug Walker

St Patrick’s College, Wellington

Email Doug at [email protected]




Immediate Past President

Sam York

James Hargest College, Invercargill

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Treasurer and Website Manager

Colin North
Waiuku College, Waiuku
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Special Project Executive Positions


Publications Manager

Sam York
James Hargest College, Invercargill
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Regional Liaison

Catherine Hunter
Mission Heights Junior High
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Health and Safety representative

Sarah Hay
Iona College, Havelock North
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NZASE Administrator

Donna Sellers

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NZASE Science Communicators

Mike Stone

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Jenny Rankine

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The Council

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

Standing Committees

Biology Educators’ Association of New Zealand (BEANZ) Chantal Hillier [email protected], [email protected]

Earth and Space Science (ESSE) Jenny Pollock [email protected]

Secondary Chemistry Educators of NZ (SCENZ) Murray Thompson and Ian Torrie [email protected]

New Zealand Institute of Physics (NZIP) David Housden [email protected]

Primary Science (NZAPSE) Sandy Jackson [email protected]

Science Technicians’ Association of New Zealand (STANZ) Arwen Heyworth, President STANZ [email protected]