Our management team is a group of experienced individuals responsible for leading our projects and delivering British Council’s work in NZ & the Pacific.

Our management team

Ingrid Leary


Ingrid Leary has been Country Director British Council NZ & the Pacific, since April 2008. Fascinated by subjects involving stigma and discrimination, Ingrid was awarded a Carter Fellowship for Mental Health Journalism in 2008 from former U.S. First Lady Rosalyn Carter and remains active in the Fellowship alumnae.

Monalisa Urquhart

Business and Special Projects Manager

Monalisa joined the team at British Council NZ & the Pacific in 2013 as the Project manager for the EU Stages of Stage Project. She brings with her experience in statistics, IT and web development, the arts and sports (rugby to be specific).