Bernardine Vester operates an education consultancy business from Auckland, New Zealand. She was the Chief Executive of COMET, a charitable trust and CCO of the Auckland Council (formerly for Manukau City). She won the Holmes Prize from Victoria University in 2006 for her research on local government and education. Formerly a Vice-President of the Post Primary Teachers’ Association and a senior manager in secondary schools, Vester now serves as Deputy Chair of Teach First New Zealand and Chair of Te Tuhi Contemporary Art Foundation.


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Areas of Interest

Community Development, Education, Non-Profit Governance
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Program Year



Multi-Nation Program

Country of Origin

New Zealand

Destination Country

United States