Our Team

Management Team

Jason Ho

Chairman
Master of Business Administration
Email: Jason@nzcb.ac.nz

Liz Zhou

Board Member
Master of Business Administration
Email: liz@nzcb.ac.nz

Irene Lau

CEO
Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering with Division One-Second Class Honours, University of Canterbury
Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (Secondary), College of Education, Christchurch

Email: irene@nzcb.ac.nz

Prof. Christopher Gan

President
Doctor of Philosophy (Louisiana State)
Master of science, Economics, (Indiana State)
Bachelor of Arts, Economics(NCarolina)

Professor of Accounting and Finance, Faculty of Commerce, Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance, Lincoln University, Canterbury, New Zealand.
 
Research Interests
Commercial Banking, Rural Finance and Microfinance
Asian Financial Economics
Poverty Reduction
Natural Resource Economics
Economic Development
 
Book
Christopher Gan and Gilbert V Nartea, Microfinance in Asia, World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd, May 2017, 392pp, ISBN: 978-981-3147-94-2
 
Professional Memberships

Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ)
American Agricultural Economics Association
Western Agricultural Economics Association
Southern Agricultural Economics Association
Southwest Society of Economists
Society of Wetland for Scientists
New Zealand Association of Economists
New Zealand Agricultural Economics Society (Inc)
Malaysia Economic Association

Journal Editor
Editor, Review of Applied Economic, 2004-present (http://www.lincoln.ac.nz/RAE)

Referee for Health Research Council of New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand, January 1996-present.

Prof. Kelly Chen

Vice President
Hon. Professor
PhD, University of Canterbury.
Master of Arts , University of Canterbury
Bachelor of Arts, Honours, University of Canterbury
Bachelor of Arts (English literature), Beijing Languages and Cultures University
Email: Kelly@nzcb.ac.nz

Publication
Chen, Yunxiang. “The Seduction of Feminine Power: A new trend in Mainland China’s leitmotif films in the global context.” In Cultural Interactions and Interpretations in a Global Age. Edited by Ji Fengyuan, Lin Jinghua and Susan Bouterey. Christchurch: Canterbury University Press, 2011.

Jack Radford

Vice President
Email: jack.radford@nzcb.ac.nz

Phillip Du Val

Vice President
Law Degree (Adelaide university)
Justice of the Peace
Email: phillip@nzcb.ac.nz

Administration Team

Kun Zhao

Student Liaison Officer & IT Support
Bachelor of Applied Computing,Lincoln university
Bachelor of Software and Information Technology with Second Class Honours,Lincoln university
Email: info@nzcb.ac.nz

Isabel Lu

Administration Officer,
Bachelor of Commerce,, University of Canterbury

Yimei Lu

Financial Administration Manager,
Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting & Finance, University of Canterbury

Chenxi (Landon) Yan

Student Service officer
Graduate Diploma in New Zealand Immigration Advice(2017-),Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology
Diploma in Business Administration(level 7), New Zealand College of Business
Master of Science, Shandong University, China
Bachelor of Science, Shandong University, China

Ruth Carruthers

Office Administrator
Bachelor of Music Arts, Ara Institute of Canterbury

Lily Ren

Offshore Project and Marketing Manager
Master of Science in Engineering Business Management, University of Warwick, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Diploma in Business Administration(level 7), New Zealand College of Business

Min Park

Korea Marketing Manager
Bachelor of Animal Resources, Sang Ji University

Academic Team (Business Programme)

Dr. Dani Chesson

Lecturer
Ph.D. in Leadership and Organizational Change Antioch University 2017
Master of Science in Organization Development Queens University of Charlotte 2016
Master of Science in Business Administration Queens University of Charlotte 2012
Bachelor of Arts in Communications State University of New York, Farmingdale 2005

Duo Xu

Lecturer
PhD (Finance), Lincoln University, New Zealand
MSc International Financial Management, University of Surrey, United Kingdom

BSc Accounting & Financial Management, University of Hull, United Kingdom

Dr. Gerrard(Gerry) Alexander Walmisley

Lecturer
PhD University of Canterbury
Diploma Psychiatric Social Work
Fellow, NZ Institute of Management

Harry Hoang

Lecturer
Doctor of Philosophy in Finance (2017-) Lincoln University
Master of Financial Analysis La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia

Publications:
Hoang, K., Tran, T.H.T. (2015). Identifying earnings management in construction companies in Vietnam. Journal of Economics and Development, 218(II), 42-50.
Dao, L.T.A., Hoang, K., Pham, V.T.N. (in press). Influences of financial constraints and financial strategies on performance of manufacturing companies listed in Vietnam Stock Market. Vietnam Management Economic Review.

Irene Lau

CEO
Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering with Division One-Second Class Honours, University of Canterbury
Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (Secondary), College of Education, Christchurch

Email: irene@nzcb.ac.nz

Dr. Judy Li

Lecturer
PHD, Lincoln University
Master of Financial Management, Central Queensland University
National certificate in Adult education and training

Email: Judy@nzcb.ac.nz

Dr. Leo Hu

Acting Business Programme Coordinator, Lecturer
PhD, Tourism, University of Otago , New Zealand
M.A, International Relations in Economy and Trade (with Distinction) Flinders University of South Australia (offered in association with Nankai University, China), 2010

B.A, English (Online Education) Beijing Foreign Studies University, 2008

Research Interests: Sustainability issues, stakeholder theory and policy network analysis

Publications:
Hu, X., (under review), Sustainable water management in the hotel Sector: policy network analysis of Singapore, the 27th CAUTHE Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand
Hu, X., Lovelock, B., Mager, S., & Ying, T., (2016), Sustainable water management in the hotel Sector: a preliminary policy network analysis of Singapore, paper presented at the 22ndAsia Pacific Tourism Association(APTA)Annual Conference, Beijing, China
Hu, X. (2014), Behavioural skills for business, Scottish Qualifications Authority and China Modern Economic Publishing House
Hu, X. & Yin, L. (2013), Economic II: the world economy, Scottish Qualifications Authority and China Modern Economic Publishing House

Phuong Thi Mai Nguyen

Lecturer
PhD in Education, University of New England, Australia
Master of Science in Education and Training Management, Portsmouth University, United Kingdom
Bachelor of Literature, National University, Vietnam

 

Academic Team (English Programme)

Adrienne Avery

English teacher
Bachelors of Teaching and Learning - Primary, University of Canterbury
New Zealand trained teacherĄŻs Certificate
Certificate in English Language ¨C Teaching to Adults (CELTA), University of Cambridge
IELTS and IESOL Examiner

Dr. Carmen Denekamp

English teacher

2016 EdD, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand Thesis: The Development of L2 Arab WritersĄŻ Proficiency: Autonomy, Online Self-Access Centres, Advisement.
2007 Grad Cert OTL (Online Teaching & Learning), Canterbury University, ChCh, NZ
2006 MA in Applied Linguistics (TESOL) merit pass, Victoria University, Wellington, NZ
2004 BTchLn (Teaching & Learning) ¨C incl adults, Canterbury University, Christchurch, NZ
2002 & prior TESOL Cert, NZQA Assessor, Trained Teacher Cert, Counselling Diploma etc

Professional Memberships
IATEFL & SIGs for Autonomy, Business, Technology, ESP & Research; EuroCALL, EWCA etc

Sample of Recent Publications, Research & Presentations
Denekamp, C. J. (2016). L2 writing achievement for Arabs through a strong version of autonomy online. In K. Schwienhorst (Ed.), Learner Autonomy in Second Language Pedagogy and Research: Challenges & Issues. Faversham, UK: IATEFL.
Denekamp, C. (2017). Autonomous space exploration online in a wring SAC or OWL. AWEJ, 8(1).
On the job English for Nepalese workers: Autonomous echoes & MALL reinforcement (research)
Tending to Affect to Ensure Successful L2 Online Writing Sessions (presentation)

Erick David Akeley

English teacher
Doctor of Philosophy in English and American Literature, Northern Illinois University, USA
Master of Arts in International Affairs (Southeast Asian Studies), Ohio University, USA
Bachelor of Arts in English, minor in East Asian Studies, 1988, University of Minnesota, USA
Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Biology, University of Montana, USA
CALT (Certificate of Adult Literacy Tutoring), Literacy Aotearoa/Adult Reading Assistance Scheme (ARAS), Christchurch
CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching for Adults) TESOL, Australian TESOL Training Centre, Australia

Marion Birch

English teacher
BTchLn - Bachelor of Teaching & Learning (Primary) University of Canterbury
CELTA - Cambridge
Accredited English Teacher (TESOL)- Trinity certified

Michael Carruthers

English teacher
Diploma in World Wide Webpage Programme & Design, ACT Vision College
Diploma in Teaching, Christchurch College of Education
Bachelor of Arts, University of Canterbury
CTEFLA (Certificate in the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language to Adult), ILA South Pacific Ltd

Susan Mackenna

English Language Program Coordinator
Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (equivalence) University of Canterbury College of Education, Christchurch
Diploma in Specialist Subjects (Level 7) ¨C University of Canterbury College of Education, Christchurch
Certificate in TESOL Christchurch College of
Secondary Teachers Diploma for teaching Economics, Accounting, Computer Skills and Physical Education, Christchurch College of Education
Trained Teachers Certificate, Department of Education (registration lapsed)
Completed two papers of Masters in Teaching and Learning, University of Canterbury, Best Practice in Online Teaching and Learning and Human Resource Management ¨C A reflective approach
Real Estate Salespersons Certificate