Meet the ACVE Team

Heath Ingham 
National Director

A true Kiwi, Heath has worked with young people in various capacities for ten years. He has worked in many youth related areas as a professional tennis coach and has worked within many fundraising activities for youth initiatives. Heath is currently the Director of an events company and a sports coaching business. He is a keen traveller and has visited many parts of South East Asia, Europe and the Pacific. In the UK he worked within a youth travel and hostel company, as well as assisting young tennis players as a private tutor. Working with ACVE to help our young volunteers coming into New Zealand means he can utilise his various experience in travel, coaching and project management to assist our volunteers as much as possible. Heath will also be looking after the Outgoing Program, seeing more Kiwis and Australians look to have an incredible voluntary experience abroad! He is looking forward to meeting all of our volunteers and helping them on their journey!

 

Sue von Kloeg 
International Educational Consultant 

Sue von Kloeg is the International Educational Consultant for ACVE. She has had many years’ experience in teaching ESOL – in England, South Africa and New Zealand. She was the principal of a night school in Johannesburg, South Africa where 700 adult students had a “second chance” opportunity for education. Since coming back to New Zealand 17 years ago Sue has taught ESOL in Secondary and Language Schools and was the principal of an International School for ten years. Part of her job was International Marketing and this has meant travelling to many countries in Asia, South America and Europe. In fact it was her love of travelling that inevitably led her into International Education having travelled to over 50 countries and having studied many different cultures. A thirst for adventure has seen her drive a truck through the Sahara Desert with nothing more than a compass for direction, been chased by a Hippo in Kenya, swum in crocodile infested waters in Zaire and paddled through the Mekong Delta in a canoe.

Sue von Kloeg

Teresa Way 
Programme Co-ordinator 

Originally from Canada, Teresa has made New Zealand her home where she lives by the beach with her husband and son. ACVE is very happy to welcome Teresa to the office team, where she will bring her considerable organisational skills to providing administrative support for all aspects of the ACVE programme. Whilst in Canada, Teresa worked for the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, organising public residential programmes for international visitors to the university. She has also co-ordinated large scale events from awards dinners to half marathons. An avid sailor, Teresa and her family love to take their boat to explore the Pacific Ocean and local lakes. They have also welcomed international homestay students and teachers into their home and very much enjoy the whole cultural exchange process! Teresa understands what it is like to live and work in a different country far from home, and believes wholeheartedly in the learning journey all of our international volunteers are undertaking.




Board of Trustees

Rachel Boyte

Rachel has a background in law, planning and policy, with a focus on environmental and resource management law. She is originally from the Bay of Plenty and was based at TrustPower Limited in Tauranga for several years before relocating to Auckland to practise law. She is now a solicitor in the Resource Management Team at Russell McVeagh, where her focus is on consenting of major projects, particularly infrastructure. Rachel has travelled all over New Zealand, including a couple of years based in each Dunedin and Wellington. She has a strong interest in travel and other cultures. She studied French for a number of years, and spent two years teaching in southern Japan following university, where she learned Japanese. She enjoys running and mountain biking, and is now learning to swim in the hope she can enter a triathlon next year. Rachel has always been interested in overseas volunteer programmes and strongly believes that time spent overseas is one of the most valuable life experiences a person can have. Rachel is looking forward to being part of the ACVE team and helping other young people to work and live abroad.

    

Kate Clark

Kate is the original founder of ACVE and is now on our board after 3 years being National Director. Kate has 15 years interdisciplinary experience in youth development, management of overseas expeditions with international volunteers, teaching and research. She has worked with one of the UK’s leading youth development charities, Raleigh International, where she developed a real passion for working with young people and helping them to participate in challenging and adventurous expeditions worldwide. After living and working in Africa and Belize on a range of marine conservation expeditions, Kate studied for a Masters Degree in Tropical Coastal Management. This led to further adventures as a marine biologist, including working with local coastal communities in Indonesia, mapping coral reefs in Tanzania and developing a management plan for the Mekong Delta in Vietnam. Kate’s wanderlust has taken her to visit the mountain gorillas in Rwanda, trekking the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, to climbing inside the Great Pyramids in Egypt and many countries in between! She has settled in New Zealand in a house with a view of the ocean to raise her two daughters, and is delighted to have had the opportunity to found ACVE and now be on the board to ensure our program continues to deliver quality and challenging international volunteering programmes.





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