Craig Musson- Chair

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.

Craig was involved in the pilot for the new Primary Sector Training Visa” between Chile and NZ for Vocational Training and is currently working with the current board and Government agencies to have this visa extended to other vocations for Level 2 to 4 for the future.

Craig has been a Board Member of ITENZ for 6 years and enjoys representing members on a range of issues and representing members in the South Island. He believes that he has experience to offer and has the motivation, commitment and enthusiasm to represent our membership.

Craig is a member of the Latin America NZ Business Council with the objective of promoting business relationships in Latin America and is a member of the Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce.

As NTA have a diverse range of funding he is able to assist with lobbying with Senior Government officials, at all levels from Youth Guarantee, SAC L1 and 2 and SAC Level 3+ as well as with Trades Academies and Export Education.

Craig is also active in providing advice and sharing information with providers with an interest in Export Education.

There are many changes in our sector and we need to maintain a vigilance to ensure that we understand the changes and lobby for improvements for our sector.