The NetSafe team

The NetSafe Board

Rick Shera – Chair

Rick is a leading New Zealand ICT Lawyer and a partner at Lowndes Jordan. His professional interests cover the realms of internet, IT and intellectual property law. Rick is also a Director of The Network for Learning Limited (N4L). The N4L is a New Zealand crown company dedicated to ensuring schools, kura and their stakeholders can make the most of ultra-fast broadband and the educational and flow on benefits that go with it. He tweets as @lawgeeknz

Claire Amos
Claire is Deputy Principal at Hobsonville Point Secondary School and an acknowledged leader in e-learning. She was previously the Director of e-learning at Epsom Girls Grammar School and her professional focus as an educator is on enabling future-focused change and supporting teachers and students in blended learning environments. Claire writes a regular blog at and tweets as @claireamosnz

Jon Duffy
Jon is the Head of Trust and Safety at Trade Me, New Zealand’s leading online marketplace and classified advertising platform. The company is a household name in the digital space and the most visited website  in New Zealand. In a former life Jon worked for both the Commerce Commission and Real Estate Agents Authority. Jon is a board member for Consumer New Zealand and is well placed to understand the wider picture of digital challenge as it applies to New Zealanders trading online.

Colin James
Colin is the Head of Security for Vodafone New Zealand with responsibility for end to end security elements across the entire business.

David Lett
David is a retired former Deputy Principal at Mt Roskill Grammar School and spent his career working at the heart of the education sector. Over a 40 year career, David witnessed the adoption of technology into the New Zealand curriculum and the benefits and challenges it can bring to educators and the wider school community. He is a founder member of the Internet Safety Group (NETSAFE) and has been on the Board since its inception. He continues to have a keen interest in education and the role of technology in society.

John Martin
John is the Security Practice Leader at IBM NZ and an IBM certified Expert level Architect. He has expert knowledge in the provision of information security systems, services and solutions including managed security services for NZ Government and other commercial customers. He helped establish the Auckland chapter of the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)² and was previously an Information Technology Security Adviser to the UK government’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office.

NetSafe staff

Martin Cocker, Executive Director

Lee Chisholm, Operations Manager

Sean Lyons, Chief Technology Officer

Chris Hails, Cyber Security Consultant

Neil Melhuish, Programme Leader – Strategic and Operational Policy