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Trust Further Strengthens Its Board

Multi Serve Education Trust Further Strengthens Its Board

Monday, May 29th, 2006: Multi Serve Education Trust, New Zealand’s leading educational services provider and exporter, has further strengthened the lineup of its Board with the appointment of highly regarded and well known educator, John Hattie, PhD.

John Hattie is currently Professor of Education at the University of Auckland and one of New Zealand’s most internationally acclaimed academics. In his 30-year educational career he has supervised nearly 200 Doctoral and Masters dissertations, published 300 conference papers and contributed to dozens of other scholarly texts.

Stewart Germann, Chairman of the Board of Multi Serve Education Trust, said the new appointment was very timely for Multi Serve’s ongoing development. “John is an exceptional educator with a wealth of experience and we’re delighted to have him on the team,” he said.

He joins a stellar group of educationalists, academics and business people on the board, including Chief Executive Des Hammond, Chairperson Stewart Germann, Finance Director Ian Cordes, Keith Goodall, Carol Moffatt and Christopher Morton.

Prior to joining the University of Auckland, John was both Professor and Chair of Educational Research Methodology at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. He has also held senior positions at the University of Western Australia, Perth, the University of Hong Kong, and the University of Washington, Seattle.

“I’m honoured to have been presented with this opportunity and excited about the prospect of being able to contribute to Multi Serve’s ongoing success, both locally and overseas,” said John Hattie.

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