CORE Welcomes New Board Members

25 March 2013

Recently, CORE Education welcomed new Board members Sheelagh Matear and Chris Mene. “We at CORE value the leadership, intellect and commitment of the Board and we are excited by this further addition of talent and experience,” says CORE CEO Ali Hughes.

chris mene portraitChris is currently involved in several leadership roles including: Director of the Canterbury District Health Board; Chairperson of the Shirley Papanui Community Board (Christchurch City Council); and Board member of Stopping Violence Services Canterbury. He is also involved in several Canterbury Earthquake Recovery and Rebuild projects.

Chris is also the former project facilitator for Secondary Futures; engaging communities to develop a 20-year vision for the future of Secondary school education in New Zealand.

sheelagh smSheelagh Matear is currently the Assistant Vice-Chancellor of Academic Programmes and Student Experience at Lincoln University and is responsible for academic quality, student support services, and pre-degree programmes. Sheelagh is an academic auditor with the Academic Quality Agency for New Zealand Universities and has been a member of many working parties and initiatives across the tertiary sector, including international recognition of New Zealand qualifications. Her interests include: Teaching and learning innovation; flexible learning; open education and pathways; and partnerships for learning.

Other directorships and interests include the Telford Farm Board of Management, the Biological Husbandry Unit and Lincoln Hospitality Ltd.

CORE Education is privileged to have both Sheelagh and Chris join its growing team of leaders and innovators.