John joined Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (WITT) as Chief Executive in January 2019. John’s leadership at WITT sees him guide the institute through the most significant changes to the sector in a generation, the Government’s Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE).
An award-winning educationalist and strategic thinker, John has led several other education institutes in New Zealand. He has been the Deputy Chief Executive and Acting Chief Executive of the Waiariki Institute of Technology and held a leadership role within the Universal College of Learning.
John is a believer in lifelong learning, driven by his desire to make a difference in the tertiary education sector through innovation and social investment.