Stephen Town commenced in his position as Inaugural Chief Executive, NZIST on Monday 6th July with a Powhiri at Wintec’s Te Kopu Mania o Kirikiriroa Marae in Hamilton,

NZIST Chairman Murray Strong, spoke  for all stakeholders when welcoming Stephen into the role.

“We are delighted to have attracted someone of Stephen’s calibre into this large complex and significant role.”

Stephen noted that we have a significant task ahead and that we will need to encourage collaborative change to achieve our ultimate goal of providing New Zealand with much greater agility from the vocational education and training sector into the future.

TIASA’s National President Shelley Weir and Chief Executive, Peter Joseph, were among the invited stakeholders to attend the powhiri.