Meet our
Senior Leadership

Yvonne Lim


Yvonne is the Director of Tui Tuia | Learning Circle.

Belinda Sydenham

Programme Manager/Facilitator

Belinda has worked in schools in New Zealand, Australia and Japan, teaching Japanese, French and ESOL to students from primary to upper secondary level for over 25 years. She enjoys working with teachers to develop their language teaching pedagogy, to make their lessons fun and engaging, and to enhance the learning outcomes for their students.

Colin Donald

Programme Manager/Leadership Consultant

Colin is the Programme Manager and Facilitator supporting and developing our popular and highly regarded Leadership PLD courses including Growing Great Leaders™.

Marie Fuata

Programme Manager – Pasifika

Maria joined Tui Tuia | Learning Circle in July 2021 as Programme Manager – Pasifika.

Marisa Pene

Programme Manager – Te Whānau Maioha

Marisa Pene joined Tui Tuia | Learning Circle in October 2021 as Programme Manager - Te Whānau Maioha.

Martin Turner

Programme Manager/Facilitator

Martin is a Programme Manager for our Tui Tuia | Learning Circle Reading Recovery and Accelerated Learning in Literacy contracts with the Ministry of Education, delivering professional learning and development to schools in the Northern and Central South Ministry regions. 

Stephanie Mortimore

Programme Manager/Facilitator

Stephanie is a highly experienced senior leader in Tui Tuia | Learning Circle's Languages team.