Kupe Programme Team

 Dr Leny Woolsey | Programme Director

Leny Woolsey 10609 060c for web croppedDr Leny Woolsey is a Leadership Development practitioner and researcher at the University of Auckland Business School (UABS). Her PhD study investigated the relationships between developers, participants and organisational stakeholders in participatory, arts-based leadership development programmes. She specialises in creative methods of development, particularly theatre and play-based techniques. Her doctoral supervisors were Associate Professor Brigid Carroll and Professor Peter O’Connor.

Leny also holds a BA in Acting from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, and an MBA from the University of Auckland. She has worked as an actor, events and conference manager, business development manager and programme manager for executive education.


Dr Rhiannon Lloyd | Programme Facilitator

Rhiannon Lloyd2Dr Rhiannon Lloyd is a Professional Teaching Fellow for the Management and International Business Department at the University of Auckland.

Whilst primarily teaching within the disciplines of Organisational Behaviour and Critical Management, she is also interested in student-focused Leadership Development and the teaching of Critical Thinking at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels.

Her current research is in collective and shared forms of leadership in the Health and Safety space. 




Lusi McCabe |  Programme Manager

 LinkedinLusi has a background in Programme and Event Management in NZ and the UK. She is passionate about community development and enabling the potential of others. She previously worked in the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and loves working with students and supporting their development through unique and innovative programmes offered at the University of Auckland.