Malcolm Stewart, 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.  

Kris Garstang, Vice President    Kris  

Kris Garstang works in private practice in Nelson where she has an interest in integrating psychological services into primary care settings. She is a fellow of the College, a past chair of the Nelson branch and has also chaired the Board of Membership and Professional Standards. Kris has a Masters of Management (Health Services Management) and an interest in leadership within the profession. Kris’s past experience includes managing a residential DBT programme and working in public mental health settings in Nelson and Melbourne. Kris graduated from the Victoria University or Wellington clinical programme in 1999.



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     

Luke (BA (Hons) Psych and Māori, MSc Psych, PGDip Clin Psych) is of Ngāti Tuwharetoa and Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga descent.  He is Clinical Psychologist by trade and has had clinical and leadership roles focusing on Mental Health, Māori Health and Whānau Ora.  Luke maintains strong community ties with Governance roles at local school and national executive levels.

Lana Morrison, Chair Board of Membership and Professional Standards (BOMPS)




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.