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.

Rowan Milburn



Rowan, as the Tumuaki of our school leads the strategic direction of the College and leads our staff. Rowan is involved in all areas of the school and particulary enjoys leading the student council and getting out into classrooms and to events that students are participating in.

Hayden Shaw

Deputy Principal


Hayden leads the College in engaging our students with learning. He has responsibility for leading curriculum design, development and delivery, NCEA assessment as well as building strong self review practices.

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.

Jasmine Lambert

Deputy Principal


Jasmine (Kāi Tahu) leads our work in upholding and strengthening bicultural partnerships throughout the kura. Jasmine collaborates in the strategic oversight of Wellbeing in the College, and is an Across-School Teacher in our Kāhui Ako (community of learning), Te Taura Here o Ōtautahi.

Suzanne Waters

Assistant Principal


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.

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.

Helen Shirley

Head of Learning Support Services


Helen comes to us with a Numeracy background, curriculum and learning support expertise.

Andy Gorton

Director of Infrastructure and Digital Strategy


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

Nathan Walsh

E-Learning Leader


Nathan is the Leader of eLearning and leads many of our innovative courses. He is the Duke of Edinburgh Award Leader and oversees Education Outside the Classroom and other staff management systems.


Adult Literacy Centre

Jo Fox - Joanna.Fox@staff.hagley.school.nz

After 3

Pip Judge - Philippa.Judge@staff.hagley.school.nz


Daniel Wiseman - Daniel.Wiseman@staff.hagley.school.nz


Kim Swann - Kim.Swann@staff.hagley.school.nz

College of Practical Design

Vicki Dixon - Vicki.Dixon@staff.hagley.school.nz


Anna Taylor - Anna.Taylor@staff.hagley.school.nz


Fiona Brownlie - Fiona.Brownlie@staff.hagley.school.nz

English Language Learning

Tara de Coninck - Tara.DeConinck@staff.hagley.school.nz


Angela Brett - Angela.Brett@staff.hagley.school.nz


Nanako Sato, Van Elkayem, - Nanako.Sato@staff.hagley.school.nz, Van.Elkayem@staff.hagley.school.nz

Performing Arts

Naomi Milner - Naomi.Milner@staff.hagley.school.nz

Physical Education

Bridget Fairweather - Bridget.Fairweather@staff.hagley.school.nz


Rosa Hughes-Currie - Rosa.Hughes-Currie@staff.hagley.school.nz

Social Sciences

Nadene Brouwer - Nadene.Brouwer@staff.hagley.school.nz

Te Reo Māori

Sondra Pawhau-Bunt - Sondra.Bunt-Muir@staff.hagley.school.nz

Tertiary Pathways

Emma Lumb - Emma.Lumb@staff.hagley.school.nz

School of Music

Nanako Sato - Nanako.Sato@staff.hagley.school.nz

School of Fashion

Vicki Dixon - Vicki.Dixon@staff.hagley.school.nz

Dance Company

Naressa Gamble - Naressa.Gamble@staff.hagley.school.nz

Theatre Company

Pedro Ilgenfritz - Pedro.Ilgenfritz@staff.hagley.school.nz


Rebecca Crowe - Rebecca.Crowe@staff.hagley.school.nz

Early Childhood

Jenny O'Sullivan - Jenny.OSullivan@staff.hagley.school.nz

Writers' Institute

Melanie Dixon - Melanie.Dixon@staff.hagley.school.nz

Year Advisers

Year 13 Adviser - nerida.britten@staff.hagley.school.nz

Nerida Britten

Year 13 Adviser - Chris.Patalano@staff.hagley.school.nz

Chris Patalano

Year 12 Adviser - Melanie.Rich@staff.hagley.school.nz

Melanie Rich

Year 12 Adviser - Katrina.anderson@hagley.school.nz

Kat Anderson

Year 11 Adviser - Robyn.Davison@staff.hagley.school.nz

Robyn Davison

Year 10 Adviser - Anna.Williams@staff.hagley.school.nz

Anna Williams

Year 9 Adviser - Sarah.Parder@staff.hagley.school.nz

Sarah Parder

Year Advisers' Administrator - yearadvisors@hagley.school.nz

Megan Johnston


Michael Gilchrist - Head of Guidance

Leanne Buchan - Guidance - Outreach

Suzanne Wood - Guidance Counsellor

Susan Ayson - Kāhui Ako Mental Health Liaison

Carolyn Heyward-Judd - Guidance Counsellor


Anne Farrall