Our Staff

Hagley has an exceptional staff dedicated to our students’ wellbeing and successful engagement in their learning. Our staff build relationships with our students, valuing each individual and treating them with trust and respect.

Mike Fowler



Mike’s key responsibilities include College operations and developments, as well as the Hagley rebuild. He has been at Hagley since 1987, initially teaching part time in the evening College programme. Mike was Head of English for 14 years and a Deputy Principal for seven years before becoming Principal in 2016.

Rowan Milburn

Associate Principal


Rowan leads our student wellbeing team. She leads our staff in shaping how our students engage with learning, with each other and with our teachers. Rowan directs our school calendar, events, day to day student operations, as well as promotes opportunities for student participation and leadership.

Marie Stribling

Deputy Principal


Marie leads the College in engaging our students with learning. She has responsibility for leading curriculum design, development and delivery, NCEA assessment as well as building strong self review practices. Marie has been teaching at Hagley since 1986, has been Head of English as well as setting up our tertiary pathways programme.

Jenni Holden

Deputy Principal


Jenni’s key role is as a liaison between the wider community and the College, fostering educationally powerful connections and relationships. She is the ‘go to’ person for teaching staff and support staff, and she supports several key areas in the school, including oversight of systems and logistics.

Suzanne Waters

Director of Students


Suzanne has a wealth of experience when it comes to the well-being of our students. She oversees the pastoral care and discipline of our Yr 9 - Yr 12 students as well as learning for Yr 9 - Yr 11.

Kathryn Constable

Director of Learning Enhancement and SENCO


Kathryn started her first year at Hagley in 2002, as the Director for Placement and Learning Support. She is responsible for the accurate placement of students into their learning programmes and for all aspects of learning support within the College.

Sarah Denny

Director of Learning Communities


Sarah leads our work on improving the engagement and achievement of multi-lingual learners, a key priority group at Hagley, with a focus on Pasifika learners as well as multi-lingual learners of other nationalities. She also leads programme development, professional learning and appraisal in our After 3 pathway programmes.

Michael Gilchrist

Head of Guidance


Hagley College’s Head of Guidance comes to us with a wealth of experience in education, both as an English teacher and more recently as a counsellor. Michael welcomes students to come over to Simpson House and meet the team.

Casey Chen

Finance Manager


Casey manages our finance team and oversees the College budget and financial operations.

Sharon Cumming

Director of Enrolments


Sharon oversees the team in our busy Enrolment Centre, which handles a wide range of operations from enrolments to student payments.

Michaela Heenan

NCEA Administrator


Michaela oversees NCEA across the College.

Leoni Combrink

Communications, Design and Marketing Manager


Leoni's role involves designing and implementing the College's promotional materials, web and internal projects.

Lisa Amer

Student Administrator/Junior College Enrolments


Lisa has been at Hagley since 2013. She acts as a first point of contact and information in the Senior Leadership Team area for students and parents. Lisa also processes the Junior College enrolments, she's whom you will deal with if you are interested in coming to Hagley as a Year 9 student.

Sherron Harrison

Senior Leadership Team Secretary


Sherron is secretary for the Senior Leadership team, Principal’s PA as well as our HR Administrator.

Andy Gorton

Director of Infrastructure and Digital Strategy


Andy directs our infrastructure and IT strategy and developments across the College.

Sue Broadstock



Sue is the first point of contact for Hagley visitors. She is the receptionist in our main office.

Graeme Cochrane

Property Manager


Graeme is responsible for the management and care of our facilities, grounds and buildings.

Catherine Horne

Student Systems Manager


Catherine manages Hagley’s student data systems, including our student management system, timetabling and facilities use, MOE returns, attendance data, student and caregiver reporting and other student data systems tasks.


Adult Literacy Centre

Jo Fox

After 3

Sarah Denny & Pip Judge


Brenda Nightingale


Kim Swann

College of Practical Design

Vicki Dixon


Anna Taylor


Fiona Brownlie

English Language Learning

Tara de Coninck


Jon Crampton


Kevin Roberts

Performing Arts

Cameron Mattox

Physical Education

Bridget Fairweather


Lindis Chetwynd

Social Sciences

Tamara Yuill Proctor

Te Reo Māori

Nik Densem, Sondra Pawhau-Bunt

Tertiary Pathways

Emma Lumb

School of Music

Nanako Sato

School of Fashion

Vicki Dixon

Dance Company

Naressa Gamble

Theatre Company

Cameron Mattox


Vicky Blake

Early Childhood

Jenny O'Sullivan

Writers' Institute

Zoe Meager

Year Advisers

Year 13 Adviser

Jasmine Lambert

Year 12 Adviser

Melanie Rich

Year 11 Adviser

Robyn Davison

Year 10 Adviser

Anna Williams

Year 9 Adviser

Tracy Murphy

Year Advisers' Administrator

Donna Steel, Megan Johnstone


Michael Gilchrist

Leanne Buchan

Carolyn Heyward-Judd


Anne Farrall