NetNZ Charitable Trust

Meet Our Trustees

Maurie was first involved with e-learning as Principal of Mount Aspiring College, Wanaka, when OtagoNet was formed in 2001 and later through the role of Lead Principal of OtagoNet. In 2008/9 Maurie was seconded as a Leadership and Management Advisor at the University of Otago College of Education working in the First Time Principals Programme before moving to Auckland as the Foundation Principal of Ormiston Senior College in 2010, New Zealand’s newest secondary school at the time.

In 2014 Maurie was appointed as the Head of Salmond College, one of the halls of residence affiliated to Otago University.

    Anne is a very experienced eDean who has significant institutional knowledge that she has brought to the board. She has experience in leading thinking around effective student support and was previously the staff rep on the CantaNet Management Committee. Anne is passionate about the potential for eLearning in education, and walks the talk – evident in the very strong support for online learning within Ashburton College.


    Other relevant experience includes:

    • Has led the eDean Community of Practice for CantaNet
    • Was a member of the governance group for Mid Canterbury Fibre Connected Schools
    • Has taken professional learning sessions around eLearning/blended learning at Ashburton College and for Mid Canterbury teacher groups.
      Marina is the eDean for Rangiora New Life School and eTeacher for Level 1 Economics. She has been elected by her peers to represent NetNZ staff on the board. Marina brings to the board the perspective of both pastoral care for online students and the experiences of developing as an online teacher. She is passionate about online learning and the advantages it provides students in developing themselves as successful learners and has successfully developed NetNZ as an integral part of her school’s curriculum. She has also been involved in both the Knowledge Building and Deep Support projects.
        TRUSTEE, Principal of Cheviot Area School
        I whånau mai au i te taha o te awa o Timaru.

        I raro i te maru o te maunga o Aoraki.

        He uri ahau no Ireland, no Scotland, no England, no Denmark, no Sweden.

        Kei te noho au ki Waikuku Beach. Ko Blair Sheat Toku ingoa.

        Tena koutou katoa.


        I adore the variety and challenge that educating communities brings. Being a foundation staff member at Unlimited Paenga Tawhiti (now Ao Tawhiti) provided a landscape for learning full of opportunities to explore how learning can best be supported. We challenged, we experimented, we adapted, and sometimes we got stuff right!

        The past 6 years I have met new challenges as Principal at Cheviot Area School. Personalising learning and building a strong learning culture are our two strategic pillars. For our students the scope of effective learning pathways is, and needs to be so varied.

        I have seen NetNZ hold a special place in supporting the continual challenge, adaption, and solution seeking ethos that drives my journey in education. I see being a Trustee on the NetNZ as an exciting opportunity to contribute to the ongoing wider growth of supporting learners throughout Aotearoa New Zealand.

        No reira, tena koutou katoa.

        JONO HAY
        TRUSTEE, Deputy Principal Ashburton College
        Kia ora. My name is Jono Hay and my role is Deputy Principal at Ashburton College. Prior to this I was a Head of Faculty – Science. As a passionate advocate for education, I see NetNZ offering huge value for all of our kura now and into the future as a leading light in the effective implementation of e-learning. I wish to join the Board of NetNZ to support and advocate for this important mahi in a rapidly changing educational landscape.

        I would bring to the role governance experience from the education and health sectors including seven years on school Boards of trustees (primary and secondary) and two years as a director of the Ashburton Community Alcohol and Drug Service.

        I have an interest in future focused education and using digital technologies to support schools in meeting the needs of all of their diverse learners.

        Areas of strength developed in previous roles within schools and the Hakatere kāhui ako include strategic planning, communications, evaluation, cultural capability, employment and financial stewardship. Ngā mihi maioha.