UACEL Accredited Facilitators


Viviane Robinson

Academic Director

Accreditation Number: ACC634

Viviane is a Distinguished Professor in the Faculty of Education at The University of Auckland and Academic Director of its Centre for Educational Leadership. She specialises in school improvement, leadership and the relationship between research and the improvement of practice.
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T: +64 9 3737599 ext. 87372

E: vmj.robinson@auckland.ac.nz

Linda Bendikson

Centre Director UACEL

Accreditation Number: ACC583

Linda has been the Director for The University of Auckland Centre for Educational Leadership since 2011. Prior to that, Linda had 17 years’ experience as a primary school principal, and ten years as a regional manager in the New Zealand Ministry of Education.
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T: +64 9 623 8899 ext 48817

E: l.bendikson@auckland.ac.nz

Jacqui Patuawa

Associate Director

Accreditation Number: ACC566

Jacqui is the Associate Director of The University of Auckland Centre for Educational Leadership and within that role she is the Co-Director of the First-time Principals’ Programme. She has been involved with the programme as a Mentor, a regional Lead Mentor and Associate Director since 2005.
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T: +64 9 623 8899 ext 48399

E: j.patuawa@auckland.ac.nz

Richard Newton

Facilitator

Accreditation Number: ACC687

Richard has recently joined UACEL as a facilitator. Prior to this he was the principal of St Clair School, an urban, contributing, U5 primary school located in the seaside suburb of St Clair in Dunedin. He has been a principal for over 25 years, leading several schools from small rural through to large urban.
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T: +64 9 923 2929

E: richard.newton@auckland.ac.nz

Mark Broadwith

Course Manager

Accreditation Number: ACC589

Mark Broadwith has been a research assistant in the Faculty of Education and also for the Centre for Educational Leadership, where he has also worked on the Starpath Project. Mark is a UACEL accredited OTL™ Facilitator and works on certain contracts for us, particularly presenting implications from his work with Starpath.
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T: 64 9 923 2929

E: m.broadwith@auckland.ac.nz

Gary Pearce

Facilitator

Accreditation Number: ACC558

Gary was Principal of Parnell District School for 11 years and Principal of Titirangi Primary School from 2007 until 2013. He was also a teaching principal for six years in several schools in rural South Auckland, around Pukekohe and Waiuku.
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T: 021 624414

E: garyhpearce@gmail.com

Colin Donald

General Manager

Accreditation Number: ACC544

Colin is the General Manager of the University of Auckland’s Centre for Education Leadership. He shares this role with supporting and developing the Growing Great Leaders™ course and delivering leadership PLD.

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T: +64 9 623 8899 ext 48879

E: colin.donald@auckland.ac.nz