International Team

Our International Staff is here to look after you when you come to study at WITT. The International Office assists international students with course applications and enrolments, visas, medical and health insurance, travel arrangements, course transfers and refunds.

All general queries should go to or call us on +64 (0) 6 757 3100. 

If you have specific queries, contact the following people:

  • Queries regarding Applications can be directed to Glenys Bridgeman
  • Queries regarding visas, immigration, international agent queries or if you are a current WITT student can be directed to Carol Allen
  • Queries regarding Pastoral Care can be directed to Robyn Harvey if you are a WITT student.
  • Queries regarding accommodation can be directed to Michelle von Pein if you are a WITT student
  • If you are a current NZIHT student on the Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Highways) programme, you can direct your query to Jill Warner

Carol Allen

International Director

06 757 3100 ext 8889
+64 (0)27 506 3398

Carol Allen has many years of experience working in international education, and has met many WITT students in their home countries prior to welcoming them to WITT’s New Plymouth campus.

As International Director, Carol manages all aspects of WITT’s international recruitment activities and works closely with WITT’s trusted education agents across the world, to ensure the best outcomes for WITT’s international students.

Carol loves welcoming new students to our campus, and regularly hosts visitors on campus.


Robyn Harvey

International Student Liaison Officer

06 757 3100 ext 8849
+64 (0)27 466 0412

Robyn has worked with international students for several years and will assist students with a range of needs including pastoral care support, accommodation options, bank account and mobile phone setups and a range of other needs. 

Robyn will keep in touch with you during your time at WITT and will work with tutors to assist you to successfully complete your study. 


Jo Syme

Industry Placement & Employment Coordinator

06 757 3100 ext 8983

Jo, who is from a Human Resource Management background, works with students to improve their employability skills and gives them tips and tricks for job-hunting.

She assists students with writing CVs and cover letters for job applications and helps with interviewing techniques.

Jo also liaises with local businesses to identify opportunities for the work placements and research projects required for students enrolled in Graduate Diplomas in Applied Management and the Bachelor of Applied Management.


Glenys Bridgeman

International Administrator

06 757 3100 ext 8759

Glenys Bridgeman has worked at WITT for many years in the administration area assisting all students, both domestic and international, supplying information about our variety of courses.

She is one of the first people students see upon their arrival at WITT.


Aakriti Nahar

International Administrator

06 757 3100 ext 8956

Aakriti Nahar started her journey with WITT as an International student and is now part of WITT's International Team.

Aakriti is originally from Amritsar, India, and she completed a Graduate Diploma in Project Management at WITT in 2019. She is grateful to be able to assist students from overseas with their enrolments and help them learn about the culture of New Zealand.

She's a friendly face who is passionate in helping international students to settle.


Rita Zhang

International Support Administrator

+64 (0)27 214 1378

Rita Zhang came to New Zealand in 2000 as an international student. She has worked in education industry since 2006. Rita has an in-depth understanding of the tasks that are required of international students in order to succeed and is committed to supporting students to achieve this.

Her role is to help everyone in our International family to feel supported. Remember, if you need any help, please just come and see her to ask.


Kingsley Wang

Regional Director - China/Korea

Kingsley has a wealth of experience in international education and works closely with WITT’s China and Korean agent networks.


Paramdip Singh

Senior Advisor International

+64 (0)21 190 4107

Paramdip has many years of experience and knowledge within the tertiary education sector and works closely with agent networks within South Asian countries of India, Nepal and Sri Lanka.


NZIHT is fully owned by WITT and is the largest provider of Civil Engineering, technical and skills training in New Zealand. The qualifications are offered in a mixed mode format of self-directed study and contact sessions called Study Blocks.


Jill Warner

Programme Coordinator

+64 (0)6 759 7065

Jill Warner worked at WITT before her present role at NZIHT. 

Jill is the Programme Co-ordinator for the Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Highways) programme. Students on this qualification will be in contact with Jill from the time of application through to graduation.