tō tātou iwi

Our people

We are a dedicated team committed to supporting the professional learning and development needs of all kaiako and teachers in Aotearoa New Zealand.


TDA CEO Brendon Henderson

Brendon Henderson

Chief Executive Officer

TDA Office Manager Chris Mitchell

Chris Mitchell

Office Manager

TDA Programme Administrator Toni Mitchell

Toni Mitchell

Programme Administrator

TDA Senior Advisor Alexis Smith

Alexis Smith

Senior Advisor

TDA Professional Advisor Andrew Lessard

Andrew Lessard

Professional Advisor


TDA Kaumatua George Konia

George Konia


Governance Board

Rochelle Roddick



Sandie Burn

Board Member

NZEI Representative

Jacinta Grice

Board Member

PPTA Representative

Janice Shramka

Board Member

NZEI Representative

Tina Smith

Board Member

TEU Representative

Raewyn Himona

Board Member

NZEI Representative

Megan White

Board Member

NZEI Representative