National Team Leader, Accommodation & Welfare for Professional & Continuing Education (PaCE), Massey University
Lesley McDonald has been the President of ISANA New Zealand since 2016. She has also been the Co-Chair of International Education Manawatu (IEM) since 2013.
In her current role, Lesley is responsible for the oversight of managing homestay accommodation across three campuses for Massey University together with the pastoral care of students studying at PaCE.
Lesley is a passionate supporter of the benefits that international education brings to New Zealand, ranging from social and cultural to economic. She strongly believes that quality pastoral care is crucial for a positive student experience, so that students return to their home countries as Ambassadors for New Zealand education.
Lesley’s involvement with IEM and ISANA New Zealand provides opportunities for the student and international student support staff voices to be heard, within the contexts of international student policy and the international education strategic planning framework.