Tara Kennedy

Senior Administrator, New Zealand Programmes

Tara is one of three full-time administrators who help the New Zealand Programmes Manager to deliver English language training to the Asian and African government officials who come to New Zealand each year for the programme.

Responsible for all of the administrative tasks involved in hosting up to 200 international participants annually, Tara carries out everything from timetable scheduling and the set-up of bank accounts and insurance, right through to pastoral care.

Born in Nelson, Tara lived in Japan for a year on a student exchange programme before moving to London where she lived for 17 years, working in the finance industry for Citibank and NatWest Markets.

In her spare time, she likes nothing more than being up near the clouds—whether that means skydiving, paraponting, bungee-jumping, or flying in a helicopter or glider.