New Plymouth Office
Physical Address: Cnr Bayly Road and Ocean View Parade, New Plymouth
Postal Address: PO Box 46, New Plymouth, 4340
Phone: (06) 757 5489
Fax: (06) 758 8385
Peter McBreen - Managing Director
Pete was the first Manager appointed to the New Plymouth office at its inception in 1994, became a director of Education Services in 2000 and succeeded Wayne Costello as Managing Director in 2008. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of New Zealand and prior to joining Education Services had a background in banking, chartered accounting (including auditing schools for 3 years), commercial accounting and building. Pete has two teenage sons and his outside interests include rugby, fishing, and being a part-time farmer on his 10 acre block. Pete has also had experience on school BOT's and has spent time on Boards in the not for profit sector.
Karyn Brett - Regional Manager/Associate General Manager
Karyn joined the company in 1998 initially to process creditors and then advanced to Client Officer in 2001. Karyn then became the Regional Manager of the Taranaki branch in April 2008. Karyn has a diploma in Management and Accounting and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (Associate Chartered Accountant). Her spare time is taken up by running around after her two young children and two dogs. Karyn also likes to play social netball.
Chris Agnew - Client Officer
Chris started with Education Services in February 2005, initially to process creditors, data input and reception duties. Chris moved to a Client Accounts Officer position in 2006 and currently has a portfolio of over 24 schools. Chris also helps in the year end preparation of financial statements. Prior to starting with Education Services Chris was in a sole charge school office position until the school closed. Chris has 3 young adult children and a granddaughter. While not at work Chris enjoys reading, knitting for her granddaughter and is a keen walker competing in half marathons and the local Olex summer series, and taking her family dog for early morning walks.
Sandra Coombe - Client Officer
Sandra started with ESL New Plymouth in February 2008 having previously worked at a local accountants office and is an ex Treasurer at a local School. This has given Sandra good accounting and School knowledge for her position here at Education Services. Sandra works part time, has 2 teenage children and lives on a lifestyle block. Her interest's include walking, gym and animals.
Mary Wolters - Client Officer
Mary commenced with Education Services in February 2006 after returning home from an overseas trip to the Netherlands lasting 15 years. Mary's previous position was working in the payroll office for a big firm in the Netherlands. Mary's position incorporates reception, is responsible for the BOT payroll for the Company, does the administration for the New Plymouth Group Mowing Scheme, has a portfolio of 19 Clients and helps with the year end financial statements. Mary enjoys travelling, cooking and spending time with family & friends.
Krysta Brougham - Client Officer
Krysta joined our team in September 2010 part-time to work around her 2 young children. Krysta was in charge of processing the creditors for 2 years and is now enjoying her position as a Client Officer with a portfolio of 14 schools. Outside work Krysta likes to spend time with her family and friends, usually on one of New Plymouths many gorgeous beaches.
Sue Blencowe – Administration Officer
Sue joined the New Plymouth team in August 2012 on a part time basis to help with creditor processing. She keeps busy with her family, including three teenaged children, on their lifestyle block. Sue enjoys sewing and reading and has recently walked her first half marathon.
Arna Howard – Administration Officer
Arna joined the New Plymouth team in February 2015 on a part time basis to help with creditor processing, maintaining asset registers and to help with other administration duties as required. Arna was previously operating her own importing wholesale business. She enjoys spending time with her daughter, cake decorating, restoring furniture, hiking and the outdoors, and riding Italian superbikes.