Esther Ngocha-Chaderopa

Executive Officer (Learning and Teaching)
Academic Board
Senior Academic Team

BSc Hons HRM, PGDip Management, PGDip Adult Teaching, MBA, MCom Commerce

Esther started her career in Zimbabwe as a Human Resource Officer at Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA), before migrating to New Zealand in 2008. Her first lecturing job was with Waiariki Institute of Technology in 2014. Esther has been part of Subject Development, Course Coordination, Evaluation Process and has also peer reviewed for ANZAM Conference papers and coordinated the Master’s by Thesis program at Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology. 

Her research area earned her a spot on the National Kaiawhina Workforce Taskforce as an expert on migrant care worker research. Her passion for the vulnerable group led to her involvement in local community as Waiariki Women’s Refuge Board Secretary. She has presented her research work at a lot of conferences and has also been an invited guest speaker at a few symposiums. Esther has collaborated with researchers from other Universities on research projects funded by organisations such as Brain Research New Zealand and Toi Ohomai institute of Technology.

Esther holds a BSc Honours in Human Resource Management and Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Zimbabwe, a Post Graduate Diploma in Management and a Master of Commerce (Distinction) from University of Otago New Zealand, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Professional Studies (Adult Teaching) from Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology New Zealand. She is currently doing a PhD in Management with Auckland University of Technology New Zealand.

Esther joined ICMS in February 2019 as a Sessional Lecturer and in August 2019 she assumed the position of Executive Officer.  The Executive Officer role  supports the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Learning & Teaching) by providing high level advice and input into the development, implementation, monitoring and communication of strategic plans and projects, and internal and external partnerships, ensuring compliance with the College’s and other regulatory bodies’ policies and procedures.