Business Support Specialist
Currently a professional director and executive coach, John is the former CEO of industry training organisation Competenz, with more than 20 years’ experience in vocational education and training.
He has played a pivotal role in the evolution of industry training in New Zealand during his career. Before joining Competenz, he was the CEO of FITEC, the forestry industry training organisation, for nine years. Other roles include Tertiary Education Commissioner and Board Member, and past Chair of the Industry Training Federation.
Mike has recently started in the role of Contracts Manager for a local Tauranga-based construction company Bishop Building Ltd. Providing commercial overview and project management, he is also playing a strategic part in the company’s growth. Prior to this, he was the General Manager of Page Macrae Engineering, also based in Tauranga, his tenure there spanning 20 years. He has over 30 years’ experience in engineering and construction holds an engineering trade qualification as well a certificate in mechanical engineering (NZCE).
Fiona is the Acting CEO of Te Pūkenga Work-based Learning (WBL) Subsidiary. She was formerly the CEO of industry training organisation Competenz, a role she held for six years. Fiona holds an advanced diploma in Human Resources and an Executive MBA from the University of Auckland. Before joining Competenz in 2009, Fiona worked in the media, food manufacturing, emergency services and hospitality sectors.