Our Board

Susan Phua

Co-Director Wild Things

Member NZHECEA since 1996. My second term as a NZHECEA Board member.

Qualifications : Diploma of Teaching Early Childhood Education 1996

Penelope Janes
Board Member

I am a qualified and registered early childhood teacher, and have a bachelors degree in Education and English Language.

Kelly Brown
Board Member

Hi, my name is Kelly Brown. I have had 28 years experience in the Early Childhood sector with 14 of these as Managing Director of my own Home Based service.

Tracy Cross
Board Member

I am Team leader at Pioneers Home ( previously Dunedin Community Childcare Association.)

Veronica Kidd
Board Member

I am an experienced Early Childhood Teacher who has worked in the field of ECE for 25 years. I have worked in Kindergarten, Education and Care Centres and in Homebased ECE.

Deirdre Moran

Deirdre Moran has joined the HBCA team having spent her NZ working career to date from early 2008 in the non-for-profit sector - firstly as a Membership Services Manager, and more recently as an Ad

Kerry Adams
Finance Director

Kerry is the proud and passionate owner of Selwyn Kids Limited and DAA – Chartered Accountants holding a degree in Commerce and Management from Lincoln University.

Mandy Dobson
Board member

My name is Mandy Dobson I hold a bachelor’s in early childhood education and full teacher registration.  I have worked in early childhood for 18 years and the last 10 years have been in the home-ba