Our Whānau (family)

Our specialist team of dedicated professionals all share a common set of passions - for people, travel, education and the outdoors. We love what we do and we're committed to creating incredible, life-changing experiences for students.

We believe our clients are as individual as fingerprints and we strive to create inclusive personalised tours that exceed the desired learning outcomes for every touring group.

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Eleri Williams

Co-Founder & General Manager

Eleri has built an impressive career through her passion for educational tourism and become a key industry expert as an Advisory Board Member with ExportNZ. She founded Haka Educational Tours to achieve her vision of creating unique tours that push the boundaries of experiential learning.

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Ryan Sanders

Co-Founder & Director

In 2007, when Ryan’s love of travelling and snowboarding inspired him to leave the corporate world, Haka Tourism Group was born. The company has grown to become an inspirational tourism success story with six separate businesses and multiple awards.

Head of Sports Richard Gorrett

Richard Gorrett

Head of Sports Tours

A Welshman with a love for sport and travel, Rich plays football for his new home town of Kerikeri, NZ. With extensive experience within educational travel, he's leading the expansion of Haka Sports Tours. 

Fiona Love

Group Marketing Manager

Passionate about marketing, sport and travel. Fiona is the Group Marketing Manager for Haka Tourism Group and has extensive experience working for and bringing to life travel brands through the various marketing channels. .

Annika Kliewer

Annika Kliewer

Operations & Impact Coordinator

Annika combined her excitement for travel with the passion for sustainability. Starting this career studying Sustainability Tourism Management back in Germany the nature of her travel brought her around the world to New NewZealand. Now she is part of our impact team and coordinating the operational activities.

Emma Catto

Emma Catto

Impact Project Co-ordinator

Emma is a postgraduate student at the University of Canterbury, currently researching the extent to which green training and development is adopted within NZX listed organisations. She has a huge passion for social and environmental sustainability and hopes to aid Haka Educational Tours to achieve their impact goals.