Mike Hollings - Chief Executive, Te Kura, The Correspondence School of New Zealand
Day One Wednesday 18 April, 10.30am-11.30am
Venue: Soundings Theatre
Mike Hollings (Ngati Raukawa) has more than 30 years wide-ranging experience in the education sector, from teaching through to management, policy development, and review. For the past five years he has been the Chief Executive of Te Kura (The Correspondence School of New Zealand). Prior to joining Te Kura, Mike was the National Manager Analysis and Policy at the Education Review Office with responsibility for evaluating the quality of education in New Zealand schools and was the acting Chief Executive between June 2005 and May 2006. He was the Chief Executive of Te Mangai Paho, the Maori Broadcasting Funding Agency from 1996 to 1999 and has held various senior management positions at Te Puni Kokiri, The Ministry of Maori Development.
In his home community, Mike has led the establishment of Te Kohanga Reo (early childhood Maori language immersion educatino) and Kura Kaupapa Maori (Maori language immersion education in primary and secondary schooling).