Maurie Jackways
Trustee (Chair)
Maurie was first involved with e-learning as Principal of Mount Aspiring College, Wanaka, when OtagoNet was formed in 2001 and later through the role of Lead Principal of OtagoNet. In 2008/9 Maurie was seconded as a Leadership and Management Advisor at the University of Otago College of Education working in the First Time Principals Programme before moving to Auckland as the Foundation Principal of Ormiston Senior College in 2010, New Zealand’s newest secondary school at the time.
In 2014 Maurie was appointed as the Head of Salmond College, one of the halls of residence affiliated to Otago University.
Bill Feasey
Raised in Christchurch, Turangi and Kaikohe, Bill Feasey graduated from Otago University with a BSc in Physiology and a BA in History and English. A two year spell with Volunteer Service Abroad followed, teaching in the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan. Since setting up house in Twizel with wife Suzanne in 1989 Bill has become Principal of Twizel Area School and served two terms on the Executive of the New Zealand Area Schools Association. He was the Area Schools representative on the Secondary Principals Council of New Zealand and in that time also worked on the Ministry of Education’s EOTC reference group. Bill’s interest in NetNZ is to see it be at the forefront of providing high quality learning for students and schools anywhere and at any time.
Anne Williams
Anne is a very experienced eDean who has significant institutional knowledge that she has brough to the board. She has experience in leading thinking around effective student support and was previously the staff rep on the CantaNet Management Committee. Anne is passionate about the potential for eLearning in education, and walks the talk – evident in the very strong support for online learning within Ashburton College.
Other relevant experience includes:

  • Has led the eDean Community of Practice for CantaNet
  • Was a member of the governance group for Mid Canterbury Fibre Connected Schools
  • Has taken professional learning sessions around eLearning/blended learning at Ashburton College and for Mid Canterbury teacher groups.