Andreas Kasoulides: Regional Manager - Central
Andreas joined NZIS in 2002 as an enthusiastic IT graduate with an opportunity to administer the Institute's computer network and corporate website. Passionate about what NZIS represents, Andreas enjoyed teaching students about tech while leading projects related to IT, marketing & recruitment and business support.
Andreas now maintains responsibility for the Wellington campus to ensure the central region is providing exciting opportunities for students geared up for a career in health, sport, recreation
- BCA (eCommerce & Multimedia, Information Systems)
- Diploma in Adult Education and Training (completing)
Catherine Redfearn – Head of Faculty
Catherine Joined NZIS in 2008 after teaching Sport and Recreation in the UK for the previous 8 years. She has a passion for working with young people and encouraging them to achieve their goals using sport as a hook for their learning.
- Bachelor of Arts (Hons) (Physical Education & Applied Social Sciences)
Ben Montague – Personal Training Course Leader
Ben is a recent addition to the NZIS team, having spent the last 15 years in the Fitness Industry, notably as a Group Exercise Instructor, Self Employed Personal Trainer and most recently as a Gym Manager.
Ben is a keen sportsman having played competitively in many codes including a stint playing international rugby league for Malta.
- National Certificate in Exercise Science (Distinction)
- Diploma in Exercise Science
- Certificate in Management for Growth through the University of Auckland Business School
Lawrence Newman – Diploma Sports Management & Exercise Prescription Course Leader
Lawrence joins The New Zealand Institute of Sport this year, bringing with him a huge amount of experience across the sporting sector.
He has taught Anatomy and Physiology, Nutrition and Massage Therapy at other institutions previously but also worked as an Analytical Chemist, Gym Manager, Paramedic and Sports Massage Therapist (including selection for The Commonwealth Games Team).
He is an active sportsman currently playing Soccer, Running
Specialist Areas: Sports Rehabilitation, Training Processes, Sports Massage
Daniel Farani – Course Leader Diploma Sports Management & Exercise Prescription
Daniel is the total package practical in nature, disciplined in training and philosophy, and a qualified and experienced educator having taught in New Zealand and England as well as an Alumni of NZIS. Daniel played professional rugby in England, Italy, South Africa
Specialist Areas: Sports Coaching and physical performance, mentoring, communications, facilitation, creating high performing teams
- Bachelor of Education
- Coaching level 3 (IRB)
- Certificate in Sport (NZIS) First intake 1997
Peter Zajac – Course Leader Advanced Diploma in Exercise Prescription
Peter began working with NZIS on the tutorial team in early
Peter’s international skills transfer well into his career. He has globally participated in 1-on-1 & group personal training, as well as athlete preparation starting in the UK. Peter is well qualified and enthusiastic to share his experiences from training around the globe. He has played ice hockey for teams in both the UK and France.
- Master of Science in Strength & Conditioning
- Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science
- Personal Training REPs Level 3
- Advanced Resistance Training
- Advanced Physiology & Anatomy
- Nutrition for Sport & Exercise
Danielle Baker – Foundation Tutor
Danielle joined NZIS in 2016 after teaching in the UK for over 15 years. Danielle’s passion is working with young people and helping them develop and achieve their goals. Danielle has a wealth of experience in Sports Coaching and has worked for the English Football Association as a Coach Educator. She has also played for her region back in the UK.
Specialist Areas: Sports Coaching
- Certificate in Education
- BA Honours in Physical Education & Applied Social Sciences
- UEFA B Football Coaching Certificate
Brenda Collins – Foundation Tutor
Brenda joins The New Zealand Institute of Sport with a background in Secondary School Teaching and Community Health. She has a passion for sport and will work closely with the 20+ Adults course. Brenda has played international rugby for Samoa Manusina 15’s and 7s, and New Zealand Women’s Rugby League.
- Bachelor of Education
- Diploma in Teaching Secondary Physical Education and Health
- Certificate in Pacific Nutrition
Nelie Napadao – Site Administrator
Nelie came from Baguio City, Philippines and a graduate of Saint Louis University. She taught Physical Education and Health in the same University for almost 20 years prior to her
Specialist areas: Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology, Ballroom Dance, Philippine Folk Dances, Group Exercise.
- Certificate in Relaxation Massage- Level 4
- Bachelor in Secondary Education- Level 7
- Master of Arts in Physical Education- Level 7