Our Staff


Managing Director

Craig Bidois
Managing Director

Hello and Welcome to Unique, I have a unique background myself being of French, Maori, Irish and Scottish descent. My great-great- grandfather was one of the first Frenchmen to settle in New Zealand in 1838 and assimilate with the Maori and British in the role as a trader. To me, education is the greatest gift we can bestow on our children and here at Unique we strive to not only...
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Academic Director

Faith Gale
Academic Director

Hi, I'm Faith. I have been the Academic Director at Unique for 13 years. Unique is a great learning environment! We are large enough to run a well-regulated academic school, yet small enough to be flexible in the delivery of our programmes, so that we can tailor them to suit individual needs or requests. We provide a serious learning experience where students can prepare for IELTS; but...
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International Sales & Marketing Manager

Mauro Ramirez
International Sales & Marketing Manager

Hello, my name is Mauro Ramirez and I come from Chile. I moved to New Zealand in 2008 and have been working for Unique since then. Recently I have taken on the new role of International Sales & Marketing Manager. I also look after all the students that come from Spanish or Portuguese speaking countries. I can help with everything related to the processes prior...
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Operations Manager

Katie Tanaka
Operations Manager

Hi! I've been working at Unique New Zealand since 2003. I have been a teacher, student advisor and am now working as the Operations Manager. Unique New Zealand is a great place to work as everyone is really friendly and caring. I make sure that everything runs smoothly at Unique and if you have any questions, please come and ask me.

Assistant Academic Director

Linda King
Assistant Academic Director

Hi, I’m Linda. I’ve been involved with Unique since it was first established over 25 years ago. I’ve been teaching here since 1999. For the past few years I’ve been Assistant Academic Director. Unique has changed so much over the years – we’ve grown bigger, of course, and our students now come from many different countries. This means that the job is always...
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Student Services Team Leader

Victoria Smith
Student Services Team Leader

Hello, my name is Victoria and I’m part of the amazing Student Services Team here at Unique New Zealand. I’ve lived in New Zealand for 10 years and have been a Teacher and Head Teacher throughout my career since 2002. My role is to ensure that students have a great experience during their time here. I really enjoy working in an environment filled with different nationalities. I...
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International Sales

Kathe Hu
International Sales

Hi, my name is Kathe and I have worked at Unique New Zealand since 1996. I am part of the International Sales Team here at Unique.

We offer visitors an excellent, unforgettable and completely Unique experience studying here in New Zealand. I welcome you to study with us.

Student Services

Irina Bruskina
Student Services

Hello! My name is Irina Bruskina and I'm part of the Student Services team here at Unique. I can speak Russian and English. You can ask me any questions concerning your stay and study at Unique New Zealand and I will do my best to find the answers you need!

Please contact me at irina@unique.ac.nz

International Sales

Eri Hale
International Sales

My name is Eri Hale. I am Japanese and first came to New Zealand in 2000. I am part of the International Sales team here at Unique. If you have any questions, please contact me: eri@unique.ac.nz

Student Services

Asami Seino
Student Services

Hi, my name is Asami and I am part of the Student Services team here at Unique. I'm from Japan originally and came to New Zealand for the first time in 2000, staying in Christchurch for a year. It was a wonderful experience. After living in Canada for a few years, I came back to New Zealand in 2012. I love the area that Unique is located. It is really beautiful and peaceful. I am very happy to...
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Student Services

Wendy Bae
Student Services

Hello! My name is Wendy, I immigrated to NZ and I have been working at Unique New Zealand since 2002. I am part of the Student Services team here at Unique and will be able to assist with your enquiries.

Please contact me on wendy@unique.ac.nz. I speak Korean and English and I will do my best to look after you.

I look forward to meeting you soon. 

International Sales

Vichetha Anusansuntorn
International Sales

My name is Vichetha Anusansuntorn (Yui). I am part of the International Sales team here at Unique. I can speak Thai and English. If you have any questions about courses/programmes at Unique New Zealand, contact me: yui@unique.ac.nz สวัสดีค่ะ ดิฉันชื่อ วิเชษฐา อนุสารสุนทร (ยุ้ย)...
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Student Services

Raj Mohibur
Student Services

Hi, My name is Raj Mohibur. I am part of the Student Services team at Unique New Zealand. I look after administrative and office support activities. I would like to cordially welcome you to Unique New Zealand. If you have any queries don’t hesitate to contact me at raj@unique.ac.nz.

Thank You.


Digital Content Designer

Drew Anderson
Digital Content Designer

I am in charge of making sure the school remains on the cutting edge of teaching technology. This involves teaching other teachers to use Unique's iPads, Smartboards and online classes, as well as making sure our devices are running the latest teaching software so our students have the best possible learning experience.

Student Services

Alistair Stafford
Student Services

I’m Alistair Stafford. I've worked at Unique since 2006. I have been a teacher, activities supervisor, and activities coordinator. If you have any questions about what is happening in Auckland or need something fun to do at the weekend/after school come and see me. Also come and talk to me if you want to arrange a weekend trip or find out how to get around New Zealand....
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Homestay Co-ordinator (Student Services)

Amanda Wilson
Homestay Co-ordinator (Student Services)

Hi I’m Amanda One of our two homestay coordinators I moved to New Zealand with my family from England (west Yorkshire) in 2001 and have always lived in Torbay which is now my home. I am here to help students find wonderful homestay families which will make their stay more enjoyable. I have been hosting international student for the last five years. It is a great pleasure...
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Homestay Co-ordinator (Student Services)

Jaishree Bhikha
Homestay Co-ordinator (Student Services)

Hi my name is Jaishree Bhikha. I have been living in North Shore, Auckland for the past 30 years and have three wonderful children. I have been hosting students from Unique NZ since 2012, learning and appreciating the different cultures and ethnicities is what makes it so rewarding. If you have any questions or would like to know more about becoming a homestay family, please contact me at...
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