Our tutors are the heart of Toi Ohomai and whānaungatanga is part of everything we do here. As students of Toi Ohomai, you’ll feel a sense of family, of welcome.

Our friendly learning spaces and smaller class sizes will give you confidence as you gain new skills that will lead you into the future, and our tutors will be there for you every step of the way.

Your success is what we’re all about!

  • Brent Cannard

    Brent Cannard

    Faculty of Primary Industries, Trades and Infrastructure


    Brent has been teaching forest operations for more than 15 years, picking up a range of forestry certificates along the way, as well as certificates in adult teaching, management, and occupational health and safety.  

    "The forest industry has changed as it has become more mechanised and we’ve responded by setting up new mechanised… Read full profile

  • Robert Flores

    Robert Flores

    Faculty of Business, Design and Service Industries


    Robert teaches computing and IT courses at Toi Ohomai, skilled in Wide Area Network (WAN), Local Area Network (LAN), Internet Protocol Suite (TCP/IP), Voice over IP (VoIP) and Network Management

    His goal is to ensure graduates are prepared for a wealth of opportunities in the information technology sector once they leave Toi Ohomai.… Read full profile

  • Shelly McGowan

    Shelly McGowan

    Faculty of Business, Design and Service Industries


    Shelley teaches computing and IT courses at Toi Ohomai, specialising in software programming, with a particular focus on programming languages such as VB.Net, C#, Pascal, C, C++ and Delphi. She has also taught papers in the field of Robotics, Business Computing (Microsoft Office products) and Interface Analysis. 

    She has a Bachelor of… Read full profile

  • Heather Vail

    Heather Vail

    Faculty of Business, Design and Service Industries


    Heather teaches computing and IT courses at Toi Ohomai and also works on cross-curriculum initiatives to facilitate learning for students, including staff workshops, teaching guides and class sessions. 

    She completed a master’s in Education with a focus on global studies at the University of Waikato and has been working actively on… Read full profile

  • Murray Foote

    Murray Foote

    Faculty of Business, Design and Service Industries


    Murray teaches computing and IT at Toi Ohomai, particularly topics related to business structures and operations, human and computational systems interfacing, artificial intelligence for information acquisition and analysis.

    He completed a Master of Computing at Unitec in 2008 and his current research activity is design and fabrication… Read full profile

  • Andrew Chapman

    Andrew Chapman

    Faculty of Business, Design and Service Industries


    Andrew teaches programming, web design and development, and project management. He also supervises student projects at level 6 and 7.

    He has a Master of Education from Massey University and his teaching experience has spanned a range of educational settings and countries with primary, secondary and tertiary roles in New Zealand,… Read full profile

  • Ben Wilcock

    Ben Wilcock

    Faculty of Business, Design and Service Industries


    "I’m lucky to be able to teach in an area I’m very passionate about – music," says Toi Ohomai creative tutor, Ben Wilcock.

    Ben holds a bachelor’s in Music and his work as a composer and performer has appeared on more than 30 albums.  

    He also co-founded Thick Records NZ and performed at a number of big music festivals around the… Read full profile

  • Kyle Sattler

    Kyle Sattler

    Faculty of Business, Design and Service Industries


    Kyle teaches visual arts, design and creative technologies at Toi Ohomai. He's a multimedia artist and musician with a Master of Visual Art from Wintec.

    His recent work has focused primarily on sound and video as well as exploring the influence of rhythm and flow on the human experience.

    He has a keen interest in alternative music… Read full profile

  • Dale Sattler

    Dale Sattler

    Faculty of Business, Design and Service Industries


    Dale is a creative arts tutor for the Bachelor of Creative Industries, with a particular focus on graphic design, from print based to screen-based outcomes.

    Prior to joining the Toi Ohomai whānau, he spent three years working in the bustling city of London. The highlight of his career was working in the UK where he joined a global… Read full profile

  • Nicol Sanders-O’Shea

    Nicol Sanders-O’Shea

    Faculty of Business, Design and Service Industries


    Nicole is the Academic Leader of Arts in the Business, Design and Service Industries faculty at Toi Ohomai.

    She's been a practising artist and master printmaker specialising in fine arts screen printing for the past 25 years and has taught tertiary art and design for over 20 years.

    "I love the way my career enables me to be active… Read full profile