Craig Musson is the Managing Director of the National Trade Academy Ltd, a Land Based Training Provider established in 2000. The academy covers all four primary industry sectors and has a diverse range of government funding but has also diversified its training provision and has been involved in international education since 2006.
Andrea is the Owner and Executive Director of Valley Education and Training Enterprises (Vetel) a Hauraki-Coromandel based independent tertiary institution. She has been involved in tertiary education since 1993 both in the public and private arenas, so understands the cyclical nature of our business.
Andrea Ross is the Managing Director of People Potential Ltd. Andrea holds a Bachelor of Applied Management majoring in Transformational Change and is passionate about managing a team who share her goal of empowering students with education and giving them opportunities everyone should be entitled to.
Dr Areti Metuamate (Ngati Kauwhata, Ngati Raukawa, Ngati Haua & Cook Island Maori) is the chief executive of Te Kupenga, a new PTE formed by the merger of Good Shepherd College and the Catholic Institute of Aotearoa New Zealand. He has worked in a number of tertiary organisations in both New Zealand and Australia and also served on boards in the education and health sectors.
Dr Suzette Major is the Company Director for the SAE Institute (SAE). SAE is a leading global educator for creative media industries with over 50 campuses worldwide across 27 countries. Suzette runs the New Zealand campus, based in Parnell Auckland. Prior to this position, Suzette was the General Manager of MAINZ, the Music+ Audio Institute of New Zealand and headed the ideaschool at the Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) in Hawke's Bay. She has held a range of academic positions with Waikato University, Victoria University and WINTEC in New Zealand, as well as Deakin University in Australia.
Jeremy is the chief Executive Officer of the Electrical Training Company (Etco). With 670 employed apprentices, Etco is the largest group apprenticeship scheme in New Zealand and it also provides training for approximately 1200 additional apprentices on behalf of the sector’s ITO.
Education is a people business. I am driven to grow the capability of NZ Inc. and those that work within the sector. My specialty is relationship management that builds collaborative partnerships and drives successful results. I deliver on my promises.
Clare joined Aspire2 Group in March 2015 and became Chief Executive of Aspire2 International in September 2016. Clare is a lawyer with a background in commercial litigation. Her experience has encompassed work as an advocate in all of our courts (including the Privy Council) and she has worked as in house legal counsel for media entities in addition to undertaking regulatory compliance responsibilities.
Since arriving in New Zealand in 2002 Kim worked for three years as an Advisor for the TEC, and five years as a Lead Evaluator and Sector Relationship Manager for NZQA which gave her a deep understanding of provision across the tertiary sector.
Jo has worked in the tertiary education sector since 2000. Jo started as a homestay coordinator at the Christchurch Design & Arts College of NZ, became the Christchurch Learning Centre for The Open Polytechnic for seven years and went on to be an Administration Manager on the Trades Campus for ARA Institute of Canterbury until 2013.