Head of Department

Emma Hogg
Head of Business Programmes Emma.Hogg@op.ac.nz


  Anne Macleod
Senior Lecturer Anne.Macleod@op.ac.nz

Anne has been at Otago Polytechnic for a number of years. She teaches on the New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) L3 and L4 program Anne is also involved in training, work based assessment and flexible delivery. Having a sound knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher. Anne's speciality area is in Computer Software for Administration.

Caryn Hayes
Senior Lecturer Caryn.Hayes@op.ac.nz

Craig West
Principal Lecturer Craig.West@op.ac.nz

  Ehtasham Ghauri
Principal Lecturer Ehtasham.Ghauri@op.ac.nz

Dr Ehtasham Ghauri joined Otago Polytechnic in April 2018. In addition to PhD in accounting from the University of Otago, Ehtasham holds three postgraduate degrees, in marketing, business administration and strategic HRM. Prior to joining OP, he taught at the University of Otago and worked in global organisations such as Bristol Myers Squibb, UCB and LEK.
Ehtasham has also published in various accounting as well as management journals, and his research is presented at esteemed forums such as the Academy of Management and PMAA. His research interests include performance evaluation, employee attitude and behaviour, social influence, diversity and sustainability.
At OP, Ehtasham is, currently, involved in Management Accounting, Taxation, Analytics, Research Methods, and Financial Risk Management while previously has taught Auditing and Assurance, and AIS.
Ehtasham is also the research coordinator for the School of Business and sits on a Te-Pukenga (NZIST) advisory group of the Accounting Unifying Programme.

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  Helen Geytenbeek
Principal Lecturer Helen.Geytenbeek@op.ac.nz

Helen has a Hotel Management and Contract Catering background and has been with Otago Polytechnic for approximately twelve years. Her main role is in training students to recognise the needs of customers in any sector of the Hospitality/Tourism/Business Industry. Her passion is to enthuse other in gaining a sense of adventure for the travel and tourism industry but also a sense of personal excellence in the business industry as a whole. Her drive is to assist in producing graduates that can influence and help to make positive changes for the future of the industry.

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  Lamith Caldera
Senior Lecturer Lamith.Caldera@op.ac.nz

BA (Hons) Leadership & Management - Northumbria University, New Castle, UK – Completed in year 2010
Master of Professional Accounting – Auckland University of Technology – Completed in year 2013
PhD in Accounting (In Progress) - Capital Market research

Teaching areas
Intermediate and advanced financial accounting, intermediate and advanced management accounting, finance, business transformation and change, principles of leadership, Organisation Research Design and Industry Project supervision.

Research interest areas
* Research interest of Capital Market, financial reporting, Earnings management, and Earnings Quality, Corporate Governance,
* Sustainability accounting, balanced scorecard, performance management.
* Research interest of experiential learning flipped learning.

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  Phil Osborne
Principal Lecturer Phil.Osborne@op.ac.nz

This description is unashamedly stolen from (http://eropei.blogspot.co.nz), you should have a look...
"I'm always on the lookout for wisdom. I collect it. My hope is that a little rubs off on me. The great thing is, there's more wisdom than I can ever find, so it's a pretty secure job. As I get older, I may be able to contribute as well as collect. Mashup a little of what I've collected into something new. Add it to the commons. Expand wealth

Connect with me on LinkedIn : linkedin.com/in/otagophilly

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  Rachel Byars
Principal Lecturer Rachel.Byars@op.ac.nz

Rachel has a background in both hotel and food and beverage management, both in New Zealand and overseas. She has qualifications in Hotel and Food and Beverage Management, a Bachelor of Applied Management, Masters of Education (Adult) and a Graduate Certificate in E-learning. She teaches on the Diploma and Degree programmes, across management subjects as well as the Tourism and Event majors.

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  Rachel van Gorp
Senior Lecturer Rachel.vanGorp@op.ac.nz

I am a Senior Lecturer in the School of Business, where I teach undergraduate programmes and strive to create an engaging learning experience for my learners.

I have a varied background that includes experience in banking, personal training, massage therapy, business ownership, mentorship, and volunteering. These experiences have provided me with a unique perspective that I bring to my teaching approach.

One of my particular interests is teaching and learning with learners who are neurodivergent. I hold a Master of Professional Practice degree focusing on Neurodiversity In Vocational Education: Facilitating Success. This degree demonstrates my commitment to understanding and meeting the needs of all my learners, regardless of their learning style.

Before joining Otago Polytechnic, I owned ABSolute Health & Fitness, which gave me valuable experience in business ownership and management. Today, I am dedicated to education and teaching, and I bring that passion to everything I do. I am proud to be part of the team at our school and look forward to making a positive impact on the lives of my learners.

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  Vijay Kumar
Lecturer Vijay.Kumar@op.ac.nz

Vijay, joined Otago Polytechnic in May 2019. Vijay is finishing his PhD in Tourism Management from University of Waikato, he holds a Masters degree in Tourism Management. Prior to joining the OP, he has taught Tourism, Hospitality and Business programs at New Education Group and worked in Tourism Industry for organisations such as Cox and Kings Ltd and Make My Trip. His current teaching activities relate to Tourism and Business Management courses such as tourism Enterprises, Tourism Marketing, Tourism planning, destination management and strategic management.His research interests include tourism destination management, cruise ship tourism, visitor behaviour, sustainable tourism and socio-cultural and economic impacts of tourism.

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