About Us

CES is recognised as an industry leader offering quality services in the education and not-for-profit sectors across New Zealand.

Who we are

Our canopy has spread, but our roots remain firmly where they’ve always been.

Our approach is what sets us apart from other financial service providers. As an incorporated society and a co-operative, we believe that all profits should be used to enhance education. Supporting schools, trusts, and not-for-profit organizations has always been at the heart of our philosophy, and it has helped us become leaders in the education and not-for-profit services sector. Our mission remains unchanged: to offer comprehensive and cost-efficient services to our member schools and the wider education and not-for-profit sectors. We deeply value our longstanding relationships with our education clients and warmly welcome anyone interested in discovering the unique services we offer.

Why CES?


Years helping Schools


School Customers



Meet our team

We have a wonderfully talented team here at CES. We value each of our team members and Board of Directors for the expertise they contribute. Our friendly staff and their willingness to go above and beyond is what helps us create the longest business relationships in the industry.

Jonathan Brooks

General Manager CES

Eric Yu

Asset Coordinator

David Appleby

Fund Management/ IT Coordinator

Mary Black

Finance Officer

Yasmin Sellars

CES Company Accountant

Rachel Rowland

Client Finance Manager

Kerry Sinclair

Client Finance Manager

Portia Fu

Client Finance Manager

Julie MacIntyre

Finance Officer

Rachel Van Der Geest

Finance Officer

Tracey Heyes

Finance Officer

Vicki Graham

Client Finance Officer

Candice Clark

Finance Officer

Cathy Young

Finance Officer

Lynley Ross

Auckland Regional Manager

Sharon Robinson


Melissa Warnock


Deb Busch

Payroll Officer

Stephen Davy

Client Finance Manager

Theressa Granich

Finance Officer

Bronwyn Guy

Client Finance Manager

Hannah Nguyen

Finance Officer

Chrystal Trelewsky

Finance Officer

Emma Ashton


Vivian Zhou

Junior Client Finance Officer

Sunita Kalidas


Donna Davey

Operations Manager

Clare Denny

Helen Ray

Meena Patel


CES currently has 21 shareholding high schools, 5 shareholding primary schools, and one shareholding intermediate school. We are so proud to be a part of such a diverse and vibrant community! Our co-operative is led by a fantastic Board of Directors, made up of representatives from our amazing schools. Our main office is located in the beautiful city of Christchurch, where our dedicated team is always ready to assist you. For our friends in the North Island, our financial services division operates out of our offices in Auckland. We are here to support you every step of the way, and we look forward to building strong relationships with all of our clients.

Donna Sullivan

Susan McAuley

Bruce Kearney

Charles Breurkes

Doug Dixon

Geordie Hooft