Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 

Waiariki appoints new Academic Director

Dr Reynold Macpherson
Chief Executive Officer

22 March 2005 Media Statement

Waiariki appoints new Academic Director

Waiariki is pleased to announce the appointment of John Snook as its new Academic Director. “He is currently advising UCOL’s business development and has been selected to impact the further development of our Schools. He will be central to the next step up in Waiariki’s service capabilities”, says Dr Reynold Macpherson, CEO.

John graduated from Otago University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Physical Education (Hons). He worked at UCOL from 1994, initially employed to set up the Certificate in Coaching and Sport Science. Under his leadership it evolved into a diploma and then into the Bachelor of Human Performance offered by UCOL today.

Along with his passion for sport and physical wellness, he also enjoys organisational, strategic and project management. He graduated with distinction in December 2002 from Massey’s University’s MBA programme. His dissertation was the development of a strategic marketing plan for UCOL.

“In 2002 I became the Business Development Advisor for UCOL. My role was to work in the Faculties developing business solutions. Much of my work was to encourage strategic thinking and development to occur, as well as helping deliver relevant, vocational and applied education to dispersed groupings of individuals in a cost effective manner, often to a particular industry or stakeholder group’s specification,” says John.

During the past year he has also been the general staff representative on the UCOL Council, requiring him to serve in a governance role. It provided him with considerable insight into the tertiary sector and the not insignificant changes that are on the horizon.

His decision to come to Waiariki was about adding value to a uniquely bicultural and dynamically developing institution, and about selecting a lifestyle. “I am married and live with my wife Gina, our 14-year-old daughter Olive and our soon-to-be-two son George. My hobbies include kayaking, mountain biking and other family pursuits.”

John starts at Waiariki on the 27th of April. His powhiri will be at 11.00 am.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Legendary Bassist David Friesen Plays Wellington’s Newest Jazz Venue

Friesen is touring New Zealand to promote his latest album Another Time, Another Place, recorded live at Auckland's Creative Jazz Club in 2015. More>>

Howard Davis Review: The Father - Descending Into The Depths of Dementia

Florian Zeller's dazzling drama The Father explores the effects of a deeply unsettling illness that affects 62,000 Kiwis, a number expected to grow to 102,000 by 2030. More>>


Howard Davis Review: Blade Runner Redivivus

When Ridley Scott's innovative, neo-noir, sci-fi flick Blade Runner was originally released in 1982, at a cost of over $45 million, it was a commercial bomb. More>>

14-21 October: New Zealand Improv Festival In Wellington

Imagined curses, Shibuya’s traffic, the apocalypse, and motherhood have little in common, but all these and more serve as inspiration for the eclectic improvised offerings coming to BATS Theatre this October for the annual New Zealand Improv Festival. More>>

ALSO:

Bird Of The Year Off To A Flying Start

The competition asks New Zealanders to vote for their favourite bird in the hopes of raising awareness of the threats they face. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books:
K Emma Ng's Old Asian, New Asian

This book, written by a young second-generation Chinese New Zealander, gives many examples of the racism that Asian New Zealanders experience. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION