Leadership Advisor - Tai Tokerau

Colin Andrews is a Leadership Advisor for the Te Tai Tokerau region, supporting beginning principals. He has extensive teaching and education leadership and management experience at primary and intermediate school level in Auckland and rural New Zealand.

Recently retired as principal at Blockhouse Bay Intermediate School, Colin has returned to Northland and settled in Whangarei Heads. In his long association with the North, Colin grew up in Onerahi and went to Onerahi Primary School and Kamo High School and has grandchildren and children living in the area.

As an educator, Colin has developed school leaders at all levels, with a strong track record of professionally developing and supporting staff into their next career step. He has developed international education relationships with Korea and China, and had a successful career in turning schools around into high functioning education environments connected to the local community.

Colin served as an Executive on the APPA (Auckland Primary Principals Association) in the role of Treasurer for 10 years, being awarded the ASB Bank/APPA Travelling Fellow Award and the Service with Distinction Award from the APPA. He has experience at an advisory level across the education sector including as a member of the APPA/ASB Bank Travelling Fellow Selection Committee and most recently on a Ministry of Education committee, focused on reviewing and distributing Intensive Wrap Around funding for children with significant needs.

Colin is now committed to utilising his experience and skills in education in Te Tai Tokerau.