" Our team comprises educational researchers, previous principals and senior leaders from educational organisations who are committed to improving student outcomes through building leadership expertise. "

The Centre for Educational Leadership Team

Colin Donald
Colin Donald
Programme Manager

Colin is the Programme Manager and Professional Expert at Future Learning Solutions' Centre for Education Leadership supporting and developing the…

Richard Newton
Richard Newton
Leadership – programme design and facilitation

Richard joined CEL after a successful 26 year career as a primary principal in Dunedin and rural Otago. During this time he provided leadership in…

Miranda Makin
Miranda Makin
Leadership – programme design and facilitation

Miranda is currently a professional expert in educational leadership at the Centre for Educational Leadership and a doctoral candidate at the Unive…

Andrea Morgan
Andrea Morgan
Service Delivery Lead

Andrea has more than 15 years experience overseeing the business operations of organisations operating within NZ’s education sector. As Service Del…

Donna Kerkmeester
Donna Kerkmeester
Programme Coordinator

Donna Kerkmeester has played an integral role within the Centre for Educational Leadership since 2009.  Currently she manages CEL's courses, develo…

Accredited Facilitators

Colin Donald
Colin Donald
Programme Manager

Colin is the Programme Manager and Professional Expert at Future Learning Solutions' Centre for Education Leadership supporting and developing the Growing Great Leaders™ course and delivering leade…

Miranda Makin
Miranda Makin
Leadership – programme design and facilitation

Miranda is currently a professional expert in educational leadership at the Centre for Educational Leadership and a doctoral candidate at the University of Auckland. She has over 25 years of experi…

Richard Newton
Richard Newton
Leadership – programme design and facilitation

Richard joined CEL after a successful 26 year career as a primary principal in Dunedin and rural Otago. During this time he provided leadership in multiple settings including small, rural; inner ci…