Our driving instructors undergo extensive training and are key people who are passionate about developing and encouraging participants with necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes so that they can become safe drivers in New Zealand.


Shaila Bhatt

Shaila is a qualified instructor with her own driving school who wants to support our community driving school at the same time. Shaila’s experiences as a former migrant encouraged her to get educated in driving as a way to help the community and get involved in PCDS. As a former staff member at Migrant Action Trust, Shaila understands the need to address cultural and language barriers for some migrants who are learning how to drive.



Joey Villa-Ignacio

As a former testing officer, Joey is a huge asset to our team especially for those who wish to sit mock test before their restricted or full license tests. Joey has trained around 20 volunteer driver mentors to support learner drivers.