Tricia Stuart, President
I was trained in New Zealand at Massey University. After graduation I worked in Northland, then in Taranaki for several years before moving to Ontario, Canada. While in Canada I practised in a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service for 10 years. During my time there I worked in several roles including direct therapy with clients, psychological and developmental assessments, supervision and management, before moving back to New Zealand in October 2016 to start my own private practice.
I am currently working in the beautiful Marlborough Region of New Zealand and I am looking forward to my time with the Executive of the College and to sharing the NZCCP Presidency with Angus Maxwell.
Angus Maxwell, President
Angus emigrated from Scotland in 1994 and later trained through the University of Auckland Clinical program. He currently works in community mental health with Te Whatu Ora Waitemata, where he is the Principal Psychologist for Adult Mental Health, and maintains a small private practice.
Clare Couch, Vice President
Clare Couch grew up and studied at Waikato University and spent about 10 years in the Early Childhood Education Sector before starting her Clinical Psychology training at Massey University, Wellington. She has worked at CCDHB and HVDHB in adult inpatient and community mental health teams and for the last 10 years in child and adolescent community mental health.
Elena Moran, Treasurer
Elena graduated from University of Canterbury in 2003 and subsequently worked at Burwood Hospital and in private practice and then completed a PhD in neuroscience. In 2008 Elena relocated to sunny Nelson in 2008 where she has been working in private practice specialising in pain management, neuropsychology assessments, rehabilitation and health psychology. Elena has been a chairperson for the Nelson Branch of NZCCP for 6 years before joining the National Executive.
Luke Rowe, Te Māngai Māori
Luke Rowe is of Ngati Tuwharetoa and Ngati Raukawa descent. His background is in Clinical Psychology and is a Senior Lecturer at Massey University and Mental Skills Coach for the Hurricanes Super Rugby team. These diverse interests allow Luke to fuse his two passions of Psychology and Sport into one to further promote good health for Maori and Pasifika men.
Wade Stent, Chair Board of Membership and Professional Standards (BOMPS)
Wade is a Senior Clinical Psychologist who trained at the University of Canterbury, and qualified in 2017. Since then he has worked in the Canterbury DHB with adult and perinatal mental health. This has come with a growing interest and fondness of working with those on the Autism Spectrum, particularly within these areas.
Paul Skirrow, Executive Advisor
Paul is an English-trained Clinical Psychologist and Neuropsychologist, who has lived and worked in New Zealand since 2011. Paul has a background in healthcare leadership, with a strong emphasis on co-design with consumers, developing person-centred approaches and promoting human rights-based approaches to healthcare. Paul is employed part-time as Executive Advisor to the College, and also work as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Otago in Wellington.
Caroline Greig, Executive Director
Caroline has been the Executive Director for NZCCP since the Council moved to its permanent office in Wellington in 2005. She is available Monday to Friday 9am to 6.00pm - contact details are listed at the bottom of this page.
Kara Pennington, Office Manager
Kara started her working life in the private sector, spent several years as a strategic policy analyst in the public sector and, before joining NZCCP, she managed a couple of small community-sector charities. She is in the office, working with Caroline, sixteen hours over three days (Mon, Tues, Thu) each week.