Megan Sheppard

Programme ManagerAuckland

Megan joined the Edvance team as a workplace literacy and numeracy tutor in 2017, and moved into a Programme Manager role in 2018. With an MA in Linguistics, Megan began her career in Foundation Studies at Manukau Institute of Technology, and enjoyed 13 years in various roles and areas of adult education, while pursuing further…

Karen Newborn

Programme ManagerAuckland P: 09 869 2227 Ext 312

Karen’s work in literacy and numeracy education includes over 14 years of experience as both a tutor and resource writer. She has worked in workplace literacy, educational organisations (both public and private), and not-for-profit groups. Karen learnt a lot from working with young asylum seekers in London; some of her learners were goat herders from…

Rebekah Hanrahan

Client Relationship Manager Auckland P: 09 869 2227 ext 315

Born in Sydney and bred in Maroubra on Sydney’s eastern beaches, Rebekah loves the sun and warmth. She migrated to Auckland 11 years ago and thoroughly enjoys the diverse beauty this country offers. Secondary to her love of the sun would be meeting people – she’s fascinated by what motivates people and what develops curiosity.…

Tepaeru Nooroa (TP)

Finance ManagerTauranga P: 07 571 3172 ext 203

With a history in Administration and Personal Assistant roles across New Zealand, TP joined the Edvance team in 2010, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience from her past careers. She has grown within the Edvance team to her current role as Finance Manager. As the Finance Manager at Edvance, TP is in her element…

Amanda Roberts

Operations Manager (2IC) Auckland P: 09 869 2227 ext 305

Amanda joined the Edvance team in August 2015 in a Human Resources and NZQA capacity. She has brought energy as well as experience to the office and she is well known for her initiative and willingness to help in any area she can. She has since relocated to lead the Auckland Office as Operations Manager.…

Rebekah (Beks) Cummings

Office AdministratorAuckland P: 09 869 2227 ext 307

Beks has taken on the fast-paced role of Office Administrator at Edvance. She has developed a keen eye for detail over her 10 years of experience in a range of customer service positions, including online sales. She enjoys her role is in the background but plays an essential part in supporting the staff and tutors…

Melanie Robinson

Office AdministratorAuckland P: 09 869 2227 ext 301

Mel is the front line in the Auckland Edvance Office. Having worked previously in a larger education provider as a Programme Administrator, Mel has brought her years of experience into the Edvance Team. Although the team is smaller, she is enjoying the close knit group and learning new systems and procedures. With her ‘hands on’…

Peter Robieson & Ruth O’Keefe

DirectorsTauranga

Peter is the man with the vision. He’s our Director who has his ear to the ground – representing Edvance at a national level, while talking to those ‘very important people’ in the literacy and numeracy field. Peter brings all this information back to us and from there we make sure we provide the best…

Naera Ohia

Finance AdministratorTauranga P: 07 571 3172 Ext 205

Naera worked in administration, events and account management roles before joining Edvance as Finance Administrator. Naera has a great eye for detail and loves finding ways to make life easier for others. She strives to help create a positive culture and smooth-running workplace. Outside of work, Naera’s passion is maternity and portrait photography. She enjoys…

Jan Bruneau-Herman

Client ManagerAuckland P: 09 869 2227 ext 303 or 022 534 3577

Originally from the United States, Jan has spent most of his life in the beautiful country of New Zealand. He graduated from AUT University with a Bachelor of International Hospitality Management conjoint Bachelor of Business degree. Jan has a career in the education sector spanning over 7 years with most of his time spent working…