Centre for Continuing Education

Our staff

Our staff of experienced managers and administrators are here to make sure that your continuing education at The University of Auckland is a successful and enjoyable experience.

Petteena McOnie

Conference Manager
In my role of Conference Manager within CCE I am responsible for everything from the design of a conference through to the final evaluations. I also head up the University’s Conference Management team of four dedicated staff plus part time assistants which is based at the Centre for Continuing Education. I bring a clear logical approach to my role and see my job as enabling researchers and practitioners to host well run events without a hitch or a worry.
I am strongly committed to the University and to helping academics disseminate their research. I am also a keen project manager and prior to working within conferences I was employed in the Business School and CCE on a number of different large scale projects.

Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 89695
Email: p.mconie@auckland.ac.nz

Tessa Lloyd-Hagemann

Conference Coordinator
Being a part of the conference team for the Centre for Continuing Education has added another ‘string’ to my events ‘bow’, which has previously been made up of corporate, community, sporting and live music events. I am passionate about the events world and the wealth of new experiences enjoyed every day. This includes working with scientists, engineers, primary health workers, environmentalists and educators all of whom are passionate about their fields. I have learnt more about soil-structure interaction and the analysis of a metabolome than I ever expected! I also have more than six years of business administration experience backing my determination to provide the highest quality organisational service possible to every conference I have the privilege to be a part of.

Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 86398
Email: t.hagemann@auckland.ac.nz

Susan Geertshuis

Director and Professor of Lifelong Learning
I have had the pleasure of being Director of the Centre for Continuing Education (CCE) since 2003. Prior to taking up this post I was Professor of Organisational Studies, Director of the Centre for Learning and Innovation in Organisations and Director of the Centre for Learning Research at universities in the United Kingdom. The Centre for Continuing Education is one of the leading centres of its kind and my role is to oversee its smooth running, a task made simple by the talented and committed staff, and to provide leadership and strategic direction. In my capacity as Professor of Lifelong Learning, I lead major learning design and delivery contracts and research in the areas of adult learning and organisational learning. I am available to assist in the pedagogical design and evaluation of conferences, events, courses and programmes for organisational change.

Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 85609
Email: s.geertshuis@auckland.ac.nz

Julie Fazakerley

Finance Operational Manager
I have been with CCE for over 20 years and have enjoyed many different roles during that time. Although I am now based in the finance area of the centre’s administration, these former positions have given me an overall knowledge and appreciation of what is involved in each of the programme areas. I have worked with several of The University of Auckland’s financial systems over the last two decades and find each new initiative in this field both challenging and rewarding. My responsibilities now include the management of CCE financial processes and applications in accordance with University policies, as well as submission of forecasting and budgetary control within the centre as a whole. I work with centre staff and find the role stimulating and always busy.

Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 87036
Email: j.fazakerley@auckland.ac.nz

Richard Harvey

Marketing Manager
I have worked at the Centre for Continuing Education since 2006 and have successfully marketed the Centre’s courses and services, receiving international recognition from my peers. I am a marketing specialist with experience in a range of marketing roles and organisations. I work closely with a variety of departments within the University and have recently developed online learning environments to assist in the delivery of our lifelong learning courses.

In 2009 I was awarded a General Staff Excellence Award for Excellence in Contribution to Engagement with Communities.

Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 82707
Email: r.harvey@auckland.ac.nz

Eija Linden-Saffioti

Receptionist / Administration Assistant
I have been the receptionist at the Centre for Continuing Education for over 20 years. I am also the administrator for the lifelong learning programme.  I look forward to taking your enrolment or answering any queries you may have about our courses.

Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 87832
Email: el.saffioti@auckland.ac.nz

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