Mr John Snook

BPhEd (Hons), MBA (Distinction)

CEO and Acting Campus Manager

At NZIBT we value every individual for the contribution they make to the life of the Institute and offer every effort to assist them in reaching their educational goals. We take great pride in the achievement of our students and constantly strive to improve our services so that each person can achieve their potential. We look forward to you joining us on Campus at Lincoln University. I’m happy to meet with students at any time to discuss educational or career aspirations.

Mr Manish Sharma

B.Tech (Dairy Technology, NDRI Karnal), MBA (Agribusiness, Indian Institute of Management Lucknow).


Semester 1: 71231 Marketing

Semester 2: 71353 Project Management

A management educator and researcher with business qualifications from premier institutions in India and an international work experience of over 9 years in industry and tertiary education.

Navdeep Kaur

B.Com, M.B.A, M. Com, National Cert in Adult Education and Training


Semester 1: 71234 Applied Management

Semester 2: 71338 Managing Change

Navdeep is a management educator and researcher in Business and Management with special interest and expertise in Corporate Governance, Organisational Decision making, and Organisational Culture. Navdeep has more than 10 years experience as an academia, and has taught students from different parts of the world. She is pursuing a PhD from Lincoln University, and loves to share her experience as a researcher and educator with her students.

Mr Ross Kumaran

ACMA (Glasgow), MBA (Hull), MABE (UK), Dip. Adult Teaching, (Canterbury) /


Semester 1: 71302 Advanced Management Accounting

Semester 2: 71340 Strategic Management

Ross has over 30 years’ experience in industry and academia. Having worked right across the hierarchy including in a senior position as Head Office Accountant for a Fortune 500 company, Ross has the ability to bring real work experience into the classroom. Ross also brings into the classroom a truly international perspective having lived and worked in the United Kingdom, Canada, USA, Russian republics, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand.

Ms Fatima Jamal

BE (Integral, Lucknow). MSc (Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen), PhD Research Scholar (Lincoln)

Pastoral Care Officer

A research scholar at Lincoln University. I have studied and lived for the last five years in different parts of the world. I understand and appreciate the challenges of being an International Student. I have developed an empathy towards the new international students and love to be a part of their experience in this new country, hoping to make this experience a comfortable and memorable one.

Dr Jingyi Liang

BEng Bioengineering, BEng Computer Science and Technology (Henan Agricultural University, China); PGDip Applied Science (Lincoln University); PhD (Lincoln University)

Pastoral Care Officer

I have been in New Zealand for more than seven years. My own experience as an international student in the past allows me to see things from different perspectives. I understand the challenges and excitements of studying and living in a foreign land. It is my pleasure to help the new students to adapt to the new environment, and to be a part of their journey in this beautiful country.

We look forward to welcoming you to NZIBT Graduate Diploma in Business on campus at Lincoln University, Christchurch New Zealand. Please feel free to contact us at any time. Email or like us on Facebook!