Meet our
Senior Leadership

Yvonne Lim


Yvonne is the Director of Tui Tuia | Learning Circle.

Belinda Sydenham

Programme Manager/Facilitator

Belinda is Programme Manager and Facilitator for Tui Tuia | Learning Circle’s Languages Team.

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™.

Dr Rebecca Jesson

Research and Academic Director - Literacy | Associate Professor University of Auckland | Reading Recovery Trainer

Dr Rebecca Jesson is an Associate Professor in literacy education at The University of Auckland - Faculty of Education and Social Work. She is also a Reading Recovery Trainer and is the Academic & Research Director for National Reading Recovery Centre, Aotearoa.

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. 

Perry Rush

Stakeholder Engagement and Leadership Consultant

Perry leads stakeholder engagement, to ensure Tui Tuia understands the needs and priorities of our key stakeholder groups and how we might support them around their professional development endeavours.

Stephanie Mortimore

Programme Manager/Facilitator

Stephanie Mortimore is the Programme Co-Manager and a Facilitator for Tui Tuia | Learning Circle’s Languages Team.