National Executive

Deb Moore, President        Deb

Deb Moore is the Psychology Advisor for Nelson Marlborough District Health Board, where she works as a Senior Clinical Psychologist in the Adult Outpatient Mental Health Service. In the past she also worked in the Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service, and she has considerable experience in preparing psychological reports for the Family Court. Deb has been involved with NZCCP for many years, as the Chair of the Board of Membership,  in the Nelson branch, and is a Fellow of the College. Deb was appointed to the HPCA Disciplinary Tribunal for psychology in 2005.

Malcolm Stewart, Vice President       MStewart1

Malcolm is in private practice at Thrive Psychology in Auckland. He has worked in physical and mental health services and was formerly the Professional Leader – Psychology at Counties Manukau DHB, a Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland School of Medical and Health Sciences, and a Behavioural Scientist at the Centres of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the USA. He is a Fellow of the NZCCP and has formerly held roles including Chair of the Ethics Committee, National Treasurer, and Chair of the Auckland Branch. He completed a PhD and PGDipClinPsych at the University of Otago. He has received a Ministry of Health/Like Minds Like Mine Respect Award and the John Bushnell Medal for Leadership in Clinical Psychology.  

Fran Vertue, Treasurer      drfranvertue


Fran Vertue completed her clinical training at the University of Canterbury and her PhD at the Christchurch School of Medicine, University of Otago. She currently works with the Department of Corrections, having worked in a community mental health team for children and their families, as a lecturer in Child and Adolescent Development at the University of Canterbury, and in a private practice for 12 years before joining Corrections. Fran has been an active researcher in the methodologies of clinical practice, publishing in international journals and developing training workshops for clinical psychologists and the legal profession. Fran has been involved with the College since 2000 when she became chairperson of the Canterbury Branch and subsequently served on National Council in various roles, and is a Fellow of the College. 

Luke Rowe, Te Māngai Māori     






Kris Garstang, Chair, Board of Membership and Professional Standards    Kris  

Kris Garstang divides her time between managing the residential dialectical Behaviour Therapy  programme for Te Whare Mahana Trust in Takaka and her private practice in Nelson. She is a fellow of the College and is a past chair of the Nelson branch. Prior to setting up her private practice she worked for the Nelson Marlborough District Health Board at adult outpatient services and the acute admissions unit. Kris graduated from the Victoria University clinical programme in 1999.

Caroline Greig, Executive Director          Caroline

Caroline was employed as the Executive Director for NZCCP when the Council moved to its permanent office in Wellington. She is the first port of call for members and the public and is available Monday to Friday 8.30am to 6.00pm. Her contact details are listed at the bottom of this page.