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Staff at Cumberland College

Nick Bates

Head of College - On Secondment until March 2019

Peters revised Nick Bates

Cumberland College is under the management of the Head of College who works closely with the Cumberland College Fellows and the University of Otago Sudent Accommodation Centre.

The Head of College is responsible for the overall administration of the college, for the college’s ceremonial life, for resident welfare and community building, for planning and management of finances and physical plant, for the establishment of rules and regulations, and for representing the needs of the college to the university.

The Head of College is Mr Nick Bates. He is joined at the College by his wife and children.

Rosemary Tarbotton

Acting Head of College July 2018 - March 2019

Rosemary Tarbotton is the current Head of Te Rangi Hiroa College, prior to this she was the Senior Tutor at Cumberland.  Rosemary will be acting Head of Cumberland for the period July 2018 to March 2019 combining this role with her current role at Te Rangi Hiora.  

Rosemary TarbottonRosemary can be contacted by email or phone


Jenna Lockhart

Senior Tutor 

Jenna lThe Senior Tutor is an integral part of the Management and Pastoral care team.  She has a wide range of duties and delegated responsibilities concentrating on academic support and pastoral care of the residents.                                                                           

Tom Pearson and Sam Grainger

Assistant Resident Tutors

Tom Pearson and Sam Grainger are the current Assistant Resident Tutors

They are live in staff members and take responsibility for the event life of the College, sporting and cultural activities.  They also helps lead the RA team and give support to the Mentors.

Tom has a BSc and was a RA here in 2017, Sam also holds a BSc and was a RA here in 2015

John Creswell

Property Manager

The Property Manager is responsible for the overall management of the College buildings and grounds, including the running of College utilities and repairs and maintenance.

The Property Manager is John Creswell.


Kevin Strange

Kevin Strange

Food Services Manager

The Food Services Manager is responsible for the management of the College kitchen and Dining Hall. The Dining Hall is at the heart of our community and the College kitchen produces over 1000 meals per day.