Australia / New Zealand (HQ)

StuartStuart (Managing Director) is well known in the Moodle community for many years, and is too modest to say much about himself here wink

Initially a graphic designer, an experienced teacher, with an MBA in International Business and originally from England, Stuart moved to New Zealand with his wife Haidee in 2001, and is very proud to be an adopted Kiwi. He is the lead facilitator for a number of courses on

Email: stuart[AT]

TabithaKiwi Tabitha is highly experienced with many LearningManagement Systems including FirstClass, Blackboard, and Moodle, and many e-learning systems such as Mahara ePortfolio and Storyline.

She has a particular interest in gamification and rewards within e-learning, and is currently learning to code with the Epic Unreal game engine.

Email: tabitha[AT]

RichardOriginally from the UK, Richard has worked in EdTech in Portugal, Singapore, New Zealand, Australia and China.

He holds an MA Educational Management (UK), Certificate in Online Education (Australia), and Certificate in Designing and Facilitating eLearning (NZ).

Richard is the lead course designer and facilitator for the Developer level courses on

Email: Richard[AT]

GarethGareth’s current Moodle focus is on the new Themes he is creating ‘from scratch’ such as Shoelace, Shoehorn, and Foundation.  He also develops with other Themes such as Campus, Blocks such as the Theme switcher, and course formats such as Collapsed Topics / Format, and the popular Grid course format plugin.

Gareth is also the course creator and facilitator for the Theme Design courses on

Email: gareth[AT]

AnnaAnna has worked with HRDNZ since 2007, co-ordinating our projects in Europe, Middle East, and Africa. She gained her MCCC in 2006 and became a MCCC Mentor-Assessor in 2007. She now manages the Moodle Educator Certificate (MEC).

Anna is well known for her philosophy of using Free and Open Source Software and her work on OpenICDL, with Greek Universities, and consultancy with commercial Moodle users in the region. In 2012 Anna and her colleagues Vasilis Palilis and George Chalatzoglidis gained the "Stamp of Good Practice" for their e-courses.

Email: anna[AT]

MiriamA qualified secondary school teacher, and native German speaker, Miriam is currently very interested in gaming and gamification within Moodle courses (and was a Second Life guru, even running the integrated SLoodle environment, when that was all the rage).

She’s also a Storyline and Mahara expert, a qualified proof-reader, and a highly talented artist and graphic designer.

Email: miriam[AT]


Teresa is one of our key consultants in the Higher Education and learning design field (building on her graduate studies in IT and Education).

With high-level Moodle experience with The University of Waikato and The Waikato Institute of Technology Teresa has extensive Moodle Administration skills (and is a Particularly Helpful Moodler on the community site) and gained her MCCC in 2012.

Email: teresa[AT]

Maryel Mendiola

MaryelBased in Mexico, Maryel has been working with HRD since 2009 and is lead-facilitator for all courses in Spanish.

Maryel gained her MCCC in 2008, and now acts as mentor-assessor for Spanish speaking candidates world-wide.

Maryel brings her passionate Latin-American spirit to the team, and was recognised as a PHM in the Spanish community in 2012.

Email: maryel[AT]

Anna Krassa

Europe: Jean-Marc Doucet

Jean-MarcJean-Marc is an enthusiastic contributor on and is a well-known figure in the French speaking Moodle community.

From 2014 Jean-Marc is working with HRDNZ to develop the Moodle Educator Certificate (MEC) for French speaking candidates.

Email: jean-marc[AT]

Japan: Justin Hunt

JustinJustin is one of the most talented Moodle developers in the world - and known for his PoodLL and Generico plugins among others.

As well as providing development skills for HRDNZ, Justin also initially created the Moodle Developers courses on our training site.


HaideeHaidee founded HRD with Stuart in 2001, and without her influence and passion for Moodle we would not be here. Haidee was the first MCCC in the world, and the first person in HRD to be rated as a PHM on Haidee is a constant inspiration to our organisation, and her influence and love is with us every day in the way we work and what we try to achieve.  The site is one of the ways we ensure Haidee's selfless approach to sharing continues in this world, and makes it a better place.