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meet the team

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row margin_top=”50″][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1448482583335{margin-bottom: 50px !important;}”]Ruth O’Keefe and Peter Robieson are the directors of Tauranga Hair Design Academy. After 25-years as owner and operator of The College of Modern Hairdressing in Palmerston North, Ruth founded Tauranga Hair Design Academy Limited, in 1997. Ruth and her partner Peter Robieson oversee the governance of Tauranga Hair Design Academy. An annual highlight on their calendar is the Tauranga Hair Design Academy graduation ceremony, where they get to see first-hand the transformational impact their organisation has on so many lives.

At Retail Bloom you’ll be taught by a team of qualified educators with extensive retail sales and adult teaching qualifications and experience. Our tutors stay connected to industry trends by attending courses in New Zealand and overseas, to bring you the most amazing innovative training the bay has to offer.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”true”][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”114″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” image_hovers=”false”][vc_empty_space height=”50px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row margin_top=””][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”115″ img_size=”full” image_hovers=”false” css=”.vc_custom_1448374591695{margin-top: 10px !important;margin-right: 10px !important;margin-bottom: 10px !important;margin-left: 10px !important;}”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]Retail Bloom Directors

Ruth O’Keefe and Peter Robieson are the Directors of Tauranga Hair Design Academy. After 25-years as owner and operator of The College of Modern Hairdressing in Palmerston North, Ruth founded Tauranga Hair Design Academy Limited in 1997.

Ruth and her partner Peter Robieson oversee the governance of Tauranga Hair Design Academy. An annual highlight on their calendar is the Tauranga Hair Design Academy graduation ceremony, where they get to see first-hand the transformational impact their organisation has on so many lives.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”50px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”50px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row margin_top=””][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”116″ img_size=”full” image_hovers=”false” css=”.vc_custom_1448374630089{margin-top: 10px !important;margin-right: 10px !important;margin-bottom: 10px !important;margin-left: 10px !important;}”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]Donna Waterson

General Manager

Donna has 33 years hair industry experience including 12 years with L’Oréal working in education, sales and management roles and is responsible for both academies. Donna’s qualifications include:

  • Trade Certificate in Ladies Hairdressing
  • Advanced Trade Certificate in Ladies Hairdressing
  • Certificate in Adult Teaching
  • Certificate in Business Management (Sydney)
  • Graduate Diploma in Management Studies (Waikato)
  • National Certificate Adult Literacy Educational (Vocational) Level 5
  • National Certificate in Maori (Te Waharoa) Level 2

“At Tauranga Hair Design Academy we work very hard to create an amazing culture and it is important that our culture is all about sharing our passion for the retail industry and family values. I have a huge amount of respect for my talented team and am very proud of the work they achieve with our students.”[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”50px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row margin_top=””][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”117″ img_size=”full” image_hovers=”false” css=”.vc_custom_1448374660577{margin-top: 10px !important;margin-right: 10px !important;margin-bottom: 10px !important;margin-left: 10px !important;}”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]Jo Brierley

Education Manager

With over 27 years’ experience in the hairdressing and sales industries and more than 9 years as a tutor, Jo has spent her whole working life in the industry she loves. She believes students learn best when the environment is fun and creative. Jo is proud to be part of an organisation that consistently stands out in its field, and gives learners the skills they need to excel in retail. Jo is a registered tutor assessor with qualifications including:

  • Trade Certificate in Ladies Hairdressing
  • National Certificate and Diploma in Adult Teaching Level 5 and Level 6
  • National Certificate Adult Literacy Educational (Vocational) Level 5
  • National Certificate in Maori (Te Waharoa) Level 2
  • Working towards “Goldwell Master Colourist”

“There can always be a fun side to work!  Our course will give you the edge to be creative and enable you to stand out from the rest.”

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Student Administrator

Liz brings a wealth of office experience to the role she is passionate about with more than 29 years office experience. She will most likely be your first point of contact at Retail Bloom and is the friendly face all students can go to.

Liz also holds:

  • Health & Safety Certificate
  • Completed Unit Standard 8085 Quality Management Level 3
  • First Aid Certificate

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