Our Team

The team at Outward Bound New Zealand are based in Wellington and beautiful Anakiwa in the Marlborough Sounds.

Wellington Team

Wellington is the home of our ‘administration’ hub. Our office on Queens Wharf houses our CEO, enrolments team, marketing, and finance and funding. We’re always here to help, so if you are local or visiting Wellington, please come in and see us!

 OB wellington team


Victor Klap: CEO
Amanda Fogarty: Enrolments Manager
Tina van Dijk: Commercial Manager
Karla Paotonu: Funds Development Manager
Stephanie Kuttner: Marketing & Communications Manager
Pam Francombe:
Funding Coordinator
Caroline Campbell: Funding Administrator
Paul Lancaster: Accounts Administrator
Dee Shuker: Business Analyst
Nick Johnston: Digital Marketing and Design Co-ordinator
Rachael Frear: Relationship Manager – Professional Courses
James Wilson: Business Development Manager
Krishan Kumar: Relationship Manager
Ryan Williams: Relationship Manager
Piata Costello: Enrolment & Relationship Administrator
Natalie Wilson: Enrolments Coordinator
Carissa Thane: Administration Support
Jill Kerr: Administration Support

Anakiwa Team


The school in Anakiwa is where the Outward Bound magic happens. The school sees at least 2,000 students a year, so there’s a large team to manage the intakes. Along with our course instructors, there a number of administration staff and nurses based at the school on a day to day basis.

Simon Graney: School Director
Sharon Nicholas: Training Manager
Meg Ryan: Course Design Manager
Hamish Reid: Safety Manager
Catherine Kircher: Operations Manager
Rowena Williams: Business Manager
Ruth Schaffer: Administrator
Donna Drusky: Medical Screener / Registered Nurse
Simone Zillwood: Medical Screener
Marcel Rood: Catering Manager
Vic Koller: Maintenance Manager

Want to learn more about our awesome instructors? Check out their profiles here.