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About us

Changing people's lives

The Business Management Programmes are brought to you by the team at Cornerstone Education Ltd (part of Aspire2 Group). Based in Tauranga we serve e-Learning students throughout New Zealand.

We have been offering New Zealand Business Programmes since 2004, with thousands of students completing the course in that time.

Where to find us
Cornerstone Education Ltd
5D Owens Place, Bayfair
Tauranga 3116

The team


Karen Tindall

Manager - School of Business

Karen has been with Cornerstone Education, initially as Student Support for business management students, since 2011. Early 2014, she was promoted to Manager of School of Business, and Manager of our School of Cycling.

Karen holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Management from the University of Waikato, and a Level 5 Diploma in Quality Assurance from the Open Polytechnic.

For our School of Business students, Karen can help you with any enrolment queries, course content or assignment issues, plus any other student support issues that may come up during your time studying with us.


Brendon Massey


Brendon joined Cornerstone Education as Chief Executive in 2014.  He oversees management of Cornerstone and its related companies (NZ Welding School & Naturopathic College of NZ), and works with Karen and other senior managers to ensure the success of our students. He also works with the wider Aspire 2 Group team to continually enhance the quality of our programmes and our students' learning experience.

Since 2014, Cornerstone has broadened the number and variety of programmes it offers.  Importantly, it has also extended the number it offers through e-learning/distance learning, and remains committed to extending the number of e-learning business management programmes it offers.

With over 20 years’ experience owning and operating his own businesses, Brendon has a keen personal interest in the business management programmes. 


Nathan Chicken

Tutor/Student Support – Business Management Programme

Nathan joined Cornerstone Education in June 2017 coming from a background in business management and customer service. Nathan has completed qualifications in Business, Education and Numeracy and Literary and has been teaching for the past seven years. 

Nathan enjoys spending time with his wife, two Dogs and two Horses. Nathan has studied distance learning for nearly 9 years and understands the challenges that students face with distance study. 

Nathan can help support you through your study journey and anything else that may come up. 

Want to join our New Zealand Business Programmes team?

Contact us and let's find out if we have the right fit.

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