National Office Staff

Peter Reynolds

Chief Executive Officer

Peter brings to the ECC experience in both private and public sectors. He has substantial knowledge of government processes, a background in sales and marketing, and as a private sector business consultant has helped hundreds of small businesses improve their performance.

Peter's public sector positions include Manager of Health and Welfare Services at Work and Income, Manager of the Health Services Implementation Team at the Accident Compensation Corporation; and Manager of Needs Assessment and Service Coordination (NASC) services at two district health boards, among other community services responsibilities. He has also held private sector positions as a business consultant, as National Sales Manager for Clark Products Ltd, and as National Sales and Marketing Manager for Foldaway Blinds.

Peter is a member of the board of Wellington Aftercare Association, and has held past governance-level roles with the Australasian College of Health Service Managers, the New ZEaland Institute of Health Management and Squash Wellington.

Peter is married to MArgaret, a registered nurse, and they have one adult daughter, Kristen.

Tracey Miles

Accounts OfficerTracey Miles

Tracey has over 20 years experience in all aspects of accounts work in various industries including working for Toyota NZ when they were based in Wellington and more recently as the accounts person for Kevin Dee Realty. Tracey is married to Shane and they have a teenage son, Jackson.

Tracey is responsible for the smooth running of the ECC National Office, including accounts management. All accounts receivable and payable, event registration, publication purchases and general enquiries are handled by Tracey.

Trisha Toreka Lealiifano-Mariota

Marketing & Communications Officer

Trisha is responsible for managing the ECC's website and the weekly e-newsletter. She also responds to member queries and works proactively to increase the resources that ECC offer their members.

Trisha is an ECE-qualified teacher with relieving experience in the Kindergarten sector as well as teaching at the Aoga Amata Porirua EFKS. She has a Masters of Education from Victoria University, Bachelor of Commerce from Otago University and a Graduate Diploma in Teaching endorsed in Early Childhood Education from Victoria University.

Trisha is married to Martin Mariota and has one son Joziah.

Gina Moran

Membership OfficerGina Moran

Gina’s background started in IT - Mainframe Computer Operator on various systems, working for MSD, EDS, also River Island in the UK. After UK started as Membership Administrator for IPWEA for 8 years.

Gina is responsible for maintaining the ECC's membership database.

Laree TaulaLaree Taula

Policy Officer

Laree is responsible for helping to develop the ECC's policy position on a range of areas as well as researching topics, preparing submissions, and overseeing key projects.

Laree’s background includes senior advisor in the Pasifika team at the Ministry of Education, and roles at the Ministry of Education’s Lower Hutt regional office as part of the Early Learning Taskforce, the Ministry of Health, the Children’s Action Plan directorate at MSD, the Tertiary Education Commission and Parliament. She has a Masters in Public Policy and a Bachelor of Political Science from Victoria University. Laree has two children and one grandchild.

Anthony Keesing

Communications Manager

Anthony brings to the ECC a background in public relations and journalism, and a commitment to the welfare of children. He has held the senior communications roles for the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Auckland Healthcare, Avalon NFU Studios, the New Zealand Pavilion for Expo 92 in Spain, a professional theatre, and a New Zealand Cabinet Minister. He has been a lecturer in Public Relations at Deakin University in Melbourne.

Anthony has designed and written a university course and associated book on the application of strategic thinking to public relations writing, edited a book on the Fourth Labour Government, won a Qantas Media Award for journalism, and undertaken New Zealand publicity work for Audrey Hepburn, Clive James, Thomas Keneally, Friedensreich Hundertwasser and Alex Haley. His roles for the ECC include strategic thinking, communications management, media relations, media training and lobbying.

Trudi Sutcliffe

Editor - Swings & Roundabouts

Trudi is the editor for Swings & Roundabouts.

Trudi is an ECE-qualified, registered teacher with experience in the Kindergarten sector. She is also a qualified journalist and is studying toward a business and education degree.

Trudi has two children.