House of Montrose Limited trading as...
About Us - HoMLtd
ABOUT US - HoMLtd
House of Montrose Limited is a New Zealand registered limited liability company which trades as
House of Montrose Education Consultants and the
New Zealand Curriculum Design Institute who is an NZQA Registered & Approved Course Owner.
House of Montrose Limited was founded in 2006 by Susan F. Graham after over thirty years of teaching, management and leadership experience across diverse educational sectors in New Zealand, the United States and England.
Susan founded House of Montrose Limited with a view meeting the need for international quality qualifications, capacity-building courses, research and consulting services in the Higher Education and business sectors.
All qualifications and services provided by House of Montrose Limited are customised to support student learning, staff capacity-building and the achievement of business and educational goals.
About the Founder and Chief Executive Director...
Susan F. Stevenson (nee Graham)
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AISTD (Lat.Lon.), MNZFATD (Lat.N.Z.), BEd, P.G.Dip Arts (Ed.) and M.Ed.
Susan has been involved in educational leadership, teaching and research activities for over 30 years. Initially she was educated and worked as a primary school teacher before moving into secondary teaching, management and leadership roles in secondary schools, museum education, university, polytechnic, indigenous wananga and Pasifika organisations, private tertiary education and business contexts. Areas of special research interest to Susan include Higher Education curriculum design and development, quality learning and teaching, effective quality assurance systems, practice-based research, experiential education, tertiary staff capacity building, educational leadership and equity in educational provision.
Susan was a UNESCO Scholarship Recipient in 1978, chaired the inaugural national NZQA Dance Subject Advisory Group, has led Research and Ethics teams and committees and, in 2003, won a New Zealand University Emerging Researcher Award. She has also held roles as Lecturer, Senior Lecturer in a Teachers College and University, New Zealand University Department Head, University Research Fellow, specialist Degree Programme Advisor/Designer/Developer, NZQA Course Approvals and Accreditations Advisor, National Academic Manager. In addition, she has held a variety of professional, research and educational and professional society’s leadership positions and editorial roles.
Over her thirty-plus years in education Susan has lead/contributed to over 32 degree qualification designs or re-development Projects and was appointed as an NZQA degree approval and accreditations panellist/chair in 2010. Founding House of Montrose Limited in 2006, Susan is now a ‘hands on’ Chief Executive Director, leading the company’s Board of Directors, ‘House of Montrose Education Consultants’ and the ‘New Zealand Curriculum Design Institute’, a NZQA Registered and Approved Course Owner organisation.
Our CED has held office and/or memberships in:
New Zealand Education & Administrators Leadership Society - NZEALS
New Zealand Federation of University Women - NZFUW
New Zealand Health Teachers Association - NZHTA
Higher Education Research & Development Society of Australasia - HERDSA
Australia New Zealand Dance Research Society - ANZDRS
Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance - ISTD
Dance and the Child International - DaCi
Physical Education New Zealand - PENZ
Congress on Research in Dance - CORD
International Higher Education Curriculum Designers Society – IHECDS
International Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies
Education Consultants Society
The Board of Directors
Current Company Directors include:
Susan F. Stevenson (nee Graham)
Chief Executive Director
Graeme E. Stevenson
Director – Finance
Graeme has responsibility for all company financial records and operations and works closely with the other Directors and the Company’s accountant to ensure the smooth running of company’s financial operations. Graeme holds qualifications in Fitting, Turning and Steam Engineering plus an extensive work record in the Power Generation field as an Operator. A keen sportsman he plays golf and squash and runs when time allows. Graeme recently Authored a children’s book entitled ‘Where is the Pot Lid?’ which was inspired by a conversation with one of his sons.
Kent W.M. Henderson
Director - Operations and Compliance
Kent oversees the company’s record keeping and general operations. He holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Otago and a Bachelor in Financial Analysis from the University of Waikato. He now works for the Earthquake Commission and is based in Hamilton, New Zealand. Kent has a wide-ranging work background and capacity to contribute broadly to the companies operations. kent has worked in Retail, Distribution, Sales, Education as a Tutor and volunteer Community Law Aid. A keen and capable football player Kent is a keen Liverpool supporter.
Eliot G.F. Henderson
Director – Information Technology and Marketing
Eliot has responsibilities in Operations Co-ordination and Marketing and IT. He has long experience in IT which includes fixing his Primary School's data storage system. Now attending the University of Waikato, Eliot is pursuing a double degree in Marketing and Sociology. Past work experience includes Visitor Experience and management of a busy Wellington garage. Eliot has been an International ‘Magic’ Game player and represented New Zealand in Australia and Spain. He is also a keen social football and basketball player.
House of Montrose Limited currently sponsors the:
Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand (Bronze Donor)
New Zealand Association of Private Education Providers – NZAPEP
International Curriculum Designers Society
House of Montrose Limited, trading as House of Montrose Education and Business Consultants and the New Zealand Curriculum Design Institute, is a family-based company which draws on the renowned Scottish clan history of the family members. The business logo, values and motto are directly derived from the clan family history of the company directors. The company business and other activities are shaped by areas of historic significance and value to the Chief Executive Director’s clan, and reflect the clan's values, work-ethic and responsibilities, as leaders renowned for their Courage, Chivalry and Christian and Community Service to others.
Graham of Montrose Tartan
History records the exceptional service given by this clan over some 1600 years to secure the political freedom of Scotland from the colonial rule of England over its people and lands. The leadership of the Graham of Montrose clan in this long battle is well documented. The clan made ongoing sacrifices to achieve religious and political freedom. Known for persevering against all odds to overcome inequities and injustice the clan has suffered much over time. The clan motto N’Oublie (never forget) draws on the clan's ancient French origins and urges clan members not to forget their history of surviving adversity and the sacrifices made. It is the intention of the current Board of Directors to continue this clan spirit through the activities and work of House of Montrose Education Consultants and the House of Montrose Institute now the New Zealand Curriculum Design Institute (this Institute name change occurred in 2010).
House of Montrose was legally incorporated under the Companies Act 1993 on the 7 June 2006. The company incorporation was filed by the Chief Executive Director’s accountant, at that point in time, John Wilson, Wilson and Associates Limited of Remuera Road, Auckland, New Zealand.
Courage, Chivalry and Christian and Community Service to Others
The company logo was inspired by the clan shield and its unique features and characteristics. Below is the original Helen Bruce painting that inspired the company logos.