A senior researcher, facilitator and education consultant, Ken has years of experience in working with schools, from large collective contract negotiations to dispute resolution, grievances, and disciplinary processes. Ken has drafted and negotiated Purchase Agreements with six special education service providers on behalf of the Crown.
In recent years Ken has managed the merger of secondary schools, assisted the Board in the closure of a school, been a Limited Statutory Manager, and assisted the Board of Makoura College to prepare a report of its viability.
Ravi is the co-founder of Mr Foureyes, along with wife Steph. He has been practicing optometry since 2004, where he was lucky to start his career (with Grant) in a practice specialising in children’s vision.
Throughout university and into his career, he has been active in the volunteer space, doing charity work in the Pacific Islands through Volunteer Ophthalmic Services Overseas, and working at Pacific Eye Institute in Fiji (part of Fred Hollows). Ravi started the Foureyes Foundation in 2016.
DipOpt, CertOcPharm, FACBO
Grant is a behavioural optometrist who has been in practice for 30 years. His major interest is children’s vision and visually related learning difficulties. Grant works with people of all ages to manage functional problems such as focusing, tracking and lazy eyes; and has a special interest in resolving the effects of stroke and brain injuries on visual function.
Grant is a Member of the NZ Association of Optometrists, and a Fellow of the Australasian College of Behavioural Optometrists. He is involved in providing vision care in the Special Olympics.
Renu is a chartered accountant with 17 years’ experience in both commercial and not-for-profit entities.
She has a Bachelor of Management Studies (with an accounting major) and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Waikato. Her current role is as a financial accountant in local Government.
Stephanie has a background in public sector environmental management. In mid-2015, she left her public sector role to spend more time on Mr Foureyes and raising two children (Manu, 8, and Nila, 4).
Her decade-plus of working in fisheries management seems like a distant dream, but her skills in project management and analysis are now called into play managing the Mr Foureyes website and assisting with the Foureyes charity programme.