Chief Executive Officer

Kay Nelson
kay.nelson[at]hito.org.nz
(04) 499 1180

Senior Management Team

You can reach the senior management team on (04) 499 1180 or at the email addresses listed below.

General Manager – Stakeholder Engagement

Debra Hawkins
debra.hawkins[at]hito.org.nz


Finance Manager

Rob Sewell
rob.sewell[at]hito.org.nz


National Quality Assurance Manager

Wanda Menchi
wanda.menchi[at]hito.org.nz

Wellington Team

Everyone below can be contacted on 04 499 1180.

Qualification Administrator

Adrian Innes
adrian.innes[at]hito.org.nz


Graduate Administrator

Alexandrea Powell
alexandrea.powell[at]hito.org.nz


Marketing and Communications Assistant

Fiona Shaw
fiona.shaw[at]hito.org.nz


Talent Engagement Officer

Krystal Farland
krystal.farland[at]hito.org.nz


Gateway Coordinator and Reception

Leatrice Andrews
leatrice.andrews[at]hito.org.nz


Marketing and Events Executive

Marama Cole
marama.cole[at]hito.org.nz


Programme Development Manager

Michelle Ruddenklau
michelle.ruddenklau[at]hito.org.nz


Finance Assistant

Nirmila Lalloo
nirmila.lalloo[at]hito.org.nz


QbyE Project Lead

Prabha Ravi
prabha.ravi[at]hito.org.nz


Registration Administrator

Sarah Boyd
sarah.boyd[at]hito.org.nz


Assessment and Moderation Administrator

Shona Mowbray
shona.mowbray[at]hito.org.nz

Area Administrator Team

If you’ve a question about training or qualifications, please contact your closest Area Administrator. Listed from the top of NZ to the bottom.

Upper North Island Area

Cathy Budge
(09) 579 4844
cathy.budge[at]hito.org.nz


Lower North Island Area

Angela Dorrington
(04) 499 5150
angela.dorrington[at]hito.org.nz


South Island Area

Cathy Furlong
(03) 338 5376
cathy.furlong[at]hito.org.nz


Beauty Assessor and Moderator – QbyE

Oonagh Wolfkamp
oonagh.wolfkamp[at]hito.org.nz


Beauty Assessor and Moderator – Apprenticeship

Ashley Acklin
ashley.acklin[at]hito.org.nz

Sales and Liaison Team

Our Sales and Liaison Manager can help with questions about your training, qualifications and apprenticeship.

Northern Region: North of the Auckland Harbour Bridge to Cape Reinga

Karenza Harris
(027) 470 0169
karenza.harris[at]hito.org.nz


Auckland Region: Auckland area south of the Harbour Bridge

Jody Collings
(027) 443 2401
jody.collings[at]hito.org.nz

Ben Reilly
(027) 679 7066
ben.reilly[at]hito.org.nz

Jacky Cheung
027 679 7077
jacky.cheung[at]hito.org.nz


Midland Region: Waikato, Bay of Plenty, and Hawke’s Bay

Gillian Abbott
(027) 480 6550
gillian.abbott[at]hito.org.nz


Mid-Central Region: Wanganui, Manawatu, and Wairarapa

Trena Christensen
(027) 470 0170
trena.christensen[at]hito.org.nz


Central Region: Wellington, Kapiti, and Nelson/Marlborough

Grace Wardle
(027) 445 5758
grace.wardle[at]hito.org.nz


Northern South Region: From Kaikoura to Asburton, including the West Coast

Kylie Dalley
(027) 483 2405
kylie.dalley[at]hito.org.nz


Southern South Region: South of Ashburton

Tracy Quinn
027 470 0171
tracy.quinn[at]hito.org.nz