Staff Profiles

 Head Office - New Plymouth

Highway House
5 Young Street
P O Box 4273

Phone: (06) 759 7065          

Kyle Hall
General Manager                                                                                                                                                         

Kyle Hall has been involved in the Engineering sector for many years and worked for both local and global corporations, supplying manufacturing and maintenance engineering services to dairy, health and engineering industries.                                                                                                     

Most recently, Kyle has worked at the Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki for seven years with the last three of those as Programmes Manager in the Trades and Engineering departments.

Kyle’s experience in the private and public sector has led him to be responsible for the management of clients, staff, programmes and finances while continually aligning with business development, growth and strategic direction.  Kyle has a proven record of building and maintaining relationships with industry and looks forward to continuing this in his role as GM with NZIHT. Email:

Helen Spencley

Office Manager

Contact Helen for all account enquiries

Barry Anderson

Business Development Manager

Barry has been at the forefront in Business Development across a number of international organisations comprising of Work Health and Safety, Employer Branding and Training offering key deliverables into the New Zealand marketplace. Barry recently has relocated from Auckland to settle in beautiful New Plymouth taking with him a plethora of valuable key relationships across a multitude of industries to hit the ground running with the BD role for NZIHT. Barry’s experience including a mix of  key account management with large national portfolios whilst utilising consultative selling methodology resulting  in a trusted advisor relationships with his loyal customers. Barry is excited to be part of the NZIHT team. Email:

Jill Warner
Programme Coordinator and Conference Manager
Jill is responsible for the co-ordination of the Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Highways) Programme. Jill also is our contact for Conferences for clients. Contact Jill for enquiries, applications and information regarding the Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Highways) programme. Information and registrations on all conferences. Email:

Laarni Joy Villaluz
Laarni is responsible for reception, front desk services, administration duties as well as assisting the Programme Coordinator and Conference Manager at Head Office.

Kimberly Potts
Programme Coordinator
Kimberly is responsible for the co-ordination of the Civil Diploma Programme, liaison with Civil Diploma students, liaison with Civil Diploma presenters, day to day co-ordination of Civil Diploma activities, booking of venues for Civil Diploma modules. Contact Kimberly for registration enquiries, changes to student requirements, information regarding the Civil Diploma, administration.                            Email:

Lisa Banks
Short Course Manager
Lisa is responsible for Short Courses. Any information regarding our courses - Public or In-house.

Jan Kivell
Short Course and Programme Manager
Jan is responsible for Short Courses and the National Certificate in Infrastructure Works programme.
Contact Jan for any information regarding our courses - public or in-house.

Helen Conway
Helen is responsible for the daily production and dispatch of course material, course certificates, production of monthly Training Talk and administrative duties


Hamilton Office

500 Victoria Street

PO Box 9296

Waikato Mail Centre


Phone: (07) 850 8330    Fax: (07) 850 8329

Mathew Thomas
Academic Programmes Leader
Mathew presents a range of courses in both Civil Engineering and Highway Engineering programmes being offered by the NZIHT. Mathew provides academic leadership for the Certificate in Engineering Technology, Diploma in Engineering Technology (Highways) and the NZ Diploma in Engineering Civil. Email:

Janet Blunt                                                                                                                                                                                          Senior Academic Staff Member                                                                                                                                                                      Janet joined NZIHT in May 2019 as an academic staff member. She has been working  in the Civil Engineering training environment for over 15 years, managing a variety of engineering  training programmes and lecturing in the Civil Engineering Faculty of the Durban University of Technology. Janet’s primary role is to and present a ranges of courses for the NZ Diploma in Engineering Civil and Geometric Design for the Diploma in Engineering Technology (Highways). Email:

Wanda Dudek

Academic Coordinator
Wanda supports NZIHT staff to ensure all QMS policy and procedure requirements are followed, ensures that course documentation and moderation of course assessments is appropriately carried out within available timeframes, ensures that course and tutor evaluations are prepared, completed and followed up as appropriate, providing programme and course administrative support as required. Contact Wanda for registration enquiries, changes to student requirements, information regarding the Civil Diploma, administration. Email: 

Jillian Candy

Pastoral Care Coordinator                                                                                                                                                                     Jillian is responsible for the pastoral care of international students who are enrolled at NZIHT. Email:

Lorna Hughes

Administrator                                                                                                                                                                                          Lorna is responsible for Office Administration duties, assisting the Office Manager, Programme Coordinator & Academic Coordinator at Hamilton and New Plymouth Office. Email: