Our Team

Ko te whakakitenga | Our Vision

Nurturing learning, development, leadership, and growth

Ko te uaratanga | Our Mission

Enable learning and development that is people-focused, industry-relevant, and market-responsive

Ko ngā uara | Our Values

We are committed toA shared learning journey of I teach, you learn; you teach, I learn.
We are committed toDecision-making (economic, social, spiritual, environmental) that meets present needs, and supports future generations to thrive.
We have a willingness toBring integrity when reflecting on how we are impacting ourselves, and others. How I am being, and how that is impacting on me, and others.
We are committed toExploring creative and innovative ways of building capability in our communities, that is grounded in bringing people together.
We are committed toWorking with all of who we are, and beginning from where we are at.

“In working with NZALI I experienced a group of people who deliver to what they promise with integrity, efficiency, and capability.
Nazli and her team are willing to listen to what our needs are; work with us to develop a programme that suits our context; and deliver to a schedule that suits our workplace requirements.”

John Hill, General Manager
New Zealand Manuka Group, Whakatane

Our Team

We are a team of distinct individuals, with a willingness to share, and grow with one another.

Our team delivers as tutors, facilitators, and mediators of learning, who are qualified in adult-learning education, and value an inclusive, interactive, and learner-centred approach.

Duncan Balmer

MBA, BSc(Econ), DipBS(FP)
Director & CEO

Nazli Effendi

MA, BA(Hons), PGDipEd, CertLitNumEd, 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership Certified
Director & Chief Operating Officer

Apeksha Senadheera

MMgt(HRM), PGDipBus, CertLitNumEd, CertAdultEd&Training
Director of Studies

Chamika Edirisinghe

DipBusEnterprise, CertLitNumEd, Certified Salesforce Administrator (CSA)
Director of Operations

Roz Maged

BA(Hons), PGDipBus
Director of Projects & Creative Design

Tracie Mackey

MA (Professional Practice), BAppMgnt(Strategic), CertLitNumEd, PLSAL5 Micro-Credential, 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership Certified
Director of Learning & Development

Yelena Effendi

Executive Assistant & Academic Support

Heidi Reader

BPhEd, DipTchg, PGCertMgt&Leadership, CertLitNumEd
Programme Coordinator

Shelley Akuhata

Te Pou Manutaki (Cultural Advisor)

Zara Khan

MBA, MA, BSc, CertLitNumEd, Certified Salesforce Administrator (CSA)


BCom(Information Systems)
Technical Program Lead & Business Development Consultant

with NZALI

Contact us to discuss learning and development options for your workplace.