Meet the Instructors

Our Driving Instructors are passionate about passing on driving skills and knowledge, and this is a major part of what motivates them to assist our students with becoming better, safer drivers.


John Langan

John is our longest serving Driving Instructor. He has a background in taxis and buses and holds both Class 2 & Class 4 endorsements. John has a lot of experience teaching practical driving skills and has worked as a NZTA Driver Trainer Assessor for Go Bus.

John, although born in England now considers himself a Kiwi having moved here in 1998. John’s passion is improving the skill level of each of his students.


Brendon Williams

Brendon’s family recently returned from having spent nine years in Australia. Brendon has worked in Corrections, in New Zealand and Queensland, until 2020. He developed a passion for training while a volunteer with the Queensland State Emergency Services, that passion has led to becoming a driver trainer full time.


Jo Manson

Jo is the most recent Instructor to join the Proactive Drive team. Jo has been working in the driving industry since leaving the NZ Police in 2010. Jo is known for her bubbly personality and her passion for keeping young people safe on our roads.

Jo has a Class 1, Class 2 & 4 endorsements. She is a Mother and Grandmother, and is happy to take lessons on the weekends if that is easier for you students.