SIEBA is the peak body for schools that enroll international students. Our purpose is to provide services to support a high quality and sustainable international education sector for Aotearoa New Zealand state and private schools.

Our Vision

Our vision is the advancement of international and global citizenship education in Aotearoa New Zealand schools. 

Our Mission

Our Mission is to provide services to schools that lead, connect, and grow international and global citizenship education for member schools.

Our Core Values

We value integrity and delivering on our promises to members. We believe that all our members are equally important and play a key role in the success of the sector. We continually strive to innovate for the sector to help schools to collaborate and improve, and we are committed to making international and global citizenship education a possibility for all students.

Our Team


John van der Zwan
Executive Director


Jennifer Kirkham
Operations Manager
Professional Learning and Development


Simon Stephenson
Member Services Manager


Kasteel Craw
Office Administrator

Leanne Drake
Office Support


Our Board


Danielle Thompson
Finance Manager
Te Pae, The Christchurch Convention Centre

Andrew King
Oropi School
Steven Hargreaves
Mcleans College
Kath Kemp
International Director
Waitakere College


Terry Kraettli
Board Chair

International Director
Epsom Girls Grammar School


Mark Richardson
Aidanfield Christian School

Maria Walker
Deputy Chair
International Director
Wellington Girls’ College
Gary Yeatman
Awatapu College