Complex times call for Complex minds
Our Guardians oversee, guide, and consult with the Board and Advisory Panel to ensure that The Observatory keeps its vision and impact aligned. Our Board steers our Foundation towards a sustainable future, while supporting and counselling our advisors. Our Advisors innovate and design change models that iterate into development and delivery with ongoing Board and Guardian feedback.
With over 30 years experience in educational programming, production and video streaming website development and as Chair of Rainbow New Zealand Charitable Trust, Gresham has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the education and Diversity and Inclusion space.
M.D, FACEP, FACEM
With an honours degree in The Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics and a Doctorate of Medicine, Dr. Hall built her career in the specialty of Emergency Medicine. Her work is fueled by a dedication to improving lives, grappling with inequities, and bearing witness to human suffering with humility and gratitude.
With an Honours Degree in Speech and Drama and a Postgraduate Certificate in Human Potential for the Digital Economy, Kate’s expertise lies in storytelling and inferring meaning into narratives in order to increase connection and engagement.
BA (Hons), MASc
Michelle’s 30+ year career includes executive roles with major financial services companies in corporate affairs, human resources and CSR policy. Since 2006 she has run a consultancy supporting major change programs, business turnarounds and M&As; with clients from a diverse range of industries.
BA, BSc, PhD
Charlotte recently emerged out of the NZ educational system and now works for a national commercialisation programme. She is aware how privileged she is to have thrived in the NZ educational system and hate that this isn't true for everyone.
GDiped, MEd (AppLrng)
Gavin is an innovative secondary school Principal and teacher who has been working with disengaged students for over 15 years.
Previous roles include watersports instructor at Camp America and lecturer to pre service teachers at Deakin University.
Full-time advisor to the Ministry of Education New Zealand, Shaun leverages, builds, sources and consolidates information to improve connections, understanding, and relationships between schools and learners.