Over 40 years of experience in the early education sector.

Katie
Phillipps

Chief Executive Officer

Katie began her childcare career in 2013 as co-founder of Provincial Education who now have over 60 centres throughout New Zealand. Transitioning away from day to day operations with Provincial Education in January 2019, Katie took some time off to spend with her three children, and joined the Infocare team in July 2019.

Katie’s exceptional experience gives Infocare an incredible edge and a deeper understanding of what ECE operators face today to ensure maximum efficiencies in their businesses.

Russell
Franklin

Systems Development

Russell has been with Infocare since the beginning – way back in 2003. Before the evolution of Infocare, Russell managed a team of 24 systems developers for a building society.

Married to Karen, they have a brood of three sons and a daughter… not to mention the four grandchildren that refer to him as ‘Grandpa the Marvellous!’

Russell is also a model engineer and likes to make model steam engines.

Fiona
Bolton

Help Desk Support and Training

Fiona is a trained ECE Teacher and Nanny. Before joining Infocare in 2006, she spent many years managing childcare centres, and then became the Director Trainer and Infocare Manager for ABC Learning Centres.

Mother of three, with now grown up children, Fiona has followed all of her children in their chosen sports over the years and been heavily involved in managing many of their sports teams.  But the time has come for her to relinquish those duties which has freed up more of her time to spend with family and friends both of which she treasures greatly!

Karen
Franklin

Help Desk Support and Training

Karen has been an early childhood teacher since 1990 and has been involved in both building a centre from scratch and owning an existing centre.

Through the years Karen never lost her love of teaching – making sure she was rostered on the floor every day, taking mat times, writing learning stories etc. This is when Karen discovered just how valuable Infocare was, enabling her to keep teaching while ensuring the centres administration was kept at a very high standard… Karen understands the importance of a smooth MoE audit.

Rhonnie
Nairn

Help Desk Support and Training

Rhonnie’s background is in kindergarten administration where she has worked since 2007.   Rhonnie joined the Infocare team in 2008 conducting training sessions, updating help documents, video modules and working on the helpdesk.

Rhonnie lives on a small lifestyle block with her husband and two teenage sons, surrounded by awesome family and friends; and the simple pleasures in life.  She is currently on a learning journey, learning Te Reo Māori and the kaupapa of Māori culture as it is important to her and it supports Te Whāriki being a core component of education in Aotearoa.

Katie
Franklin

Accounts

Katie has a background in administration before joining Infocare in 2015.

Outside of work Katie is super busy with her husband and two little girls. They love going on family adventures – and helping mum with her hidden passion – cake decorating.

Iain
Graham

Fountain of all Knowledge

With an international background in IT and database solutions,  Iain arrived in New Zealand  from Zimbabwe in 2003, identified a gap in the NZ Childcare Administration market, and along with Russell and Karen, Infocare was formed.

Iain is a passionate animal advocate and has 2 cats and 2 horses. He practices “Natural Horsemanship”, working on developing the closest possible partnership with his horse using natural methods, i.e. riding bitless with only a halter, no use of crops, spurs etc.

He also loves most things Italian and has been learning Italian for the past 7 years.

Sean
Collins

Managing Director

Since 2004 Sean has been involved in childcare acquisitions, developments, operations and most relevant technology.  Sean has gone on to work with some of the world’s leading childcare providers in Australia, USA, Canada and Singapore.

Infocare is the second childcare software acquired after buying Australia’s second largest platform Kidsoft in 2017 and takes his most impactful experiences into account when establishing the best outcomes for Infocare customers.

Having experienced such a diverse range of business in the childcare sector globally, Sean is well equipped to share this knowledge in all his ventures.

Outside of work Sean continues his love of travel, family and personal development recognising the true value in always learning.

Verity
Coleman

Business Development

Verity has a Bachelor of Sport and Recreation majoring in Health and Physical Education which led her to working with Auckland Council.

Verity undertook responsibility of administration for 11 Early Learning centres within Auckland Council.

As an end-user of Infocare, Verity is very familiar with our system, has high expectations of customer experience, and understands what is necessary to streamline ECE operations.

Verity emigrated from the UK in 2007. Outside of work she enjoys the gym, spending time with her family and partner.

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