Cathy has been the Chief Executive officer for Montessori Aotearoa New Zealand (MANZ) since 2015. She is from a teaching background and is both State and Associated Montessori Internationale (AMI) teacher trained from 0-18 years. She has worked as a tutor for Aperfield Montessori, NZ, delivered numerous workshops for the Early Childhood Council, Victoria University and MANZ conferences.  Cathy represents MANZ on many Ministry of Education, Teaching Council, Education Review Office and New Zealand Qualification Authority governance and advisory groups as well as two global boards. Cathy is passionate about ensuring best practice is used to achieve outstanding learning outcomes for all children.