Toiora NZ

Meet The Team

Hugo Fitzsimmons Toiora NZ

Hugo Fitzsimmons

DIRECTOR, BCOM, BA

In 2016 Hugo founded and launched the School of Hard Knocks education course and Television series in New Zealand bringing together multiple government and corporate organisations including ACC, NZ Rugby and NZ Police. In late 2018 SOHK was a recipient of funding from MBIE’s He Poutama Rangatahi fund to run for 2 years in Eastern Bay of Plenty.

Jonty Fernandex Toiora NZ

Jonty Fernandez

DIRECTOR, BCOM

Jonty joined the School of Hard Knocks coaching team in 2019 and remains committed to evolving the coaching support that is offered to rangatahi on their journey towards employment and a meaningful life. He is the author of the curriculum Mindfit – Equipping Youth for Their Employment and Future ©, professional coaching program The Resilience Model™ and is co-founder of The Community Leadership Platform initiative.

Ngaire Swainson Toiora NZ

Ngaire Swainson

SOHK Coach

My role as a rangatahi coach is based around one-on-one support for 2019 and 2020 SOHK students ensuring they reach their full potential. I aim to do my best in getting rangatahi to their best.

Davina Thompson Toiora NZ

Davina Thompson

SOHK Coach

Ko Tarawera me Putauaki te Maunga 
Ko Te Awa o Te Atua me Oriini te Awa
Ko Te Arawa me Mataatua te Waka 
Ko Ngāti Rangitihi me Ngati Awa te Iwi
Ko Rangiaohia me Hokowhitu Atu te Marae
 
Ko Davina Merepeka Thompson ahau. 
 
My passion and love for coaching stems from my childhood. It kept me out of trouble. I have been very honoured to have travelled the world playing and coaching sport. I am truly honoured and privileged to be able to share what I know with our rangatahi in hope that they can pursue greater opportunities in their lives.
Nick Hoete Toiora NZ

Nick Hoete

Program Consultant/Coach

My journey with SOHK begins, and with this new opportunities abound, commitments are made, motivators are recognised and dreams are realised. Thank you, whanau, I am wholeheartedly

Joe Harawira

Joe Harawira

STRATEGIC ADVISOR

John Kirwan SOHK Strategic Advisor

Sir John Kirwan

STRATEGIC ADVISOR

Toiora NZ

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