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ISANA New Zealand – Minister’s four-year strategy for international education sector recovery

August 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC+10

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A panel discussion on: “What would you like to see in Minister Hipkins’ four-year strategy for international education sector recovery?”

Join four industry leaders from the tertiary, schools and ITP sectors who will share their views on what they would like to see included in Minister Hipkins’ four-year strategy for the recovery of the international education industry.

Panel guests include:

Ainslie Moore – Deputy Director International at the University of Auckland

John van der Zwan – Executive Director at SIEBA

Clare Bradley – Chief Executive at Aspire 2, Deputy Chair of ITENZ

Dr Linda Sissons – Acting Chief Executive of UCOL, ENZ board member

There will be provision for Q&A during this 60 minute webinar and opportunities to share your views.

Panel Information:

Ainslie Moore:

Ainslie has over 15 years’ experience in international education roles in universities, government, peak bodies and agencies across Australia, the United States and New Zealand.Prior to joining the University of Auckland as Deputy Director International Operations, Ainslie represented the interests of Australian Universities as Policy Director International for Universities Australia in areas of international education, immigration, alumni relations, student mobility and the student experience. She holds degrees in Communications and Public Policy.

John van der Zwan:

John is Executive Director for SIEBA and brings almost forty years experience in both business and education to this role. John has served in a range of organizations in New Zealand and schools in China, South Korea, Nigeria, Cambodia and the UK.

John holds a Bachelors degree in Accountancy and Diploma of Teaching from Massey University and after returning to New Zealand in 2011, served four years as International Director for Waihi College. John played a key role in the development of SIEBA and as SIEBA’s Executive Director, leads the development and delivery of services to support schools with international students.

Clare Bradley:

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 a number of media entities in addition to undertaking regulatory compliance responsibilities. Her community work has seen her contribute to the leadership of a high performing swimming club and serve on parent groups at the schools her children attended including a period on the board of trustees for Epsom Girls Grammar School.

Dr Linda Sissons:

Linda is the Chair of the Board of Governors of the Commonwealth of Learning and represents the Commonwealth Secretary General on the Board. She is also a board member of Education New Zealand and chairs the board of the Education Benevolent Society (Healthcare Plus).Linda was the Chief Executive of the Primary Industry Training Organisation between 2016 and 2019. Before this, Linda was the Chief Executive of Wellington Institute of Technology from 1999-2015 and the Chief Executive of Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre from 2015-16. She has worked in University and Institutes of Technology leadership roles in New Zealand and the United Kingdom.



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