Frances is Convener of Centre of Leadership Excellence at the Education Council.

Frances has 40 years' experience as an educator and is an experienced principal having led six different primary schools that vary in decile range in Auckland and Northland. Frances served as an executive member of the NZEI Te Riu Roa for 12 years and then as president for three years. She is the Immediate Past President of the Auckland Primary Principals’ Association, a member of the New Zealand Council for Educational Research board and a Justice of the Peace. Frances participated in the Strategic Leadership for Principals’ Programme in 2011.

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