Our Board

Susan Phua - Chairperson

Co-Director Wild Things

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

Qualifications : Diploma of Teaching Early Childhood Education 1996

Kerry Adams - Finance Director
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.

Penelope Janes
Board Member

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

Kelly Brown
Board Member

I am a dedicated and fully registered Early Childhood Teacher with over 32 years experience in the early childhood sector and have my Bachelor of Teaching ECE and full Teacher registration.  I have

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.

Sam Christians
Seconded Board member

I have been in the Early Childhood sector for the last 17 years and the Homebased sector for the last 10 years.

Deirdre Moran - Executive Administrator

Deirdre Moran joined the HBCA team in 2017 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 a