15+ years’ experience of working within the tertiary education sector, strategic implementation and education management. Michelle offers a unique breadth of experience having developed high-level strategy, to designing and developing workforce and education development solutions. Michelle is an experienced practitioner in developing multi-modal education models, qualifications, industry training, programme design, development and delivery. She has a deep knowledge of quality assurance and evaluation processes to strengthen the outcomes of education systems.  

Michelle’s background includes working closely with tertiary training providers from universities, polytechnics, industry training organisations, and private training establishments, designing and improving organisational performance and education solutions. These have delivered tangible, practical results for organisations across multiple industries, including the health, education, and primary industries sectors.  

Michelle’s recent work has included several research projects, including a case study evaluation of a disruptive educational model for workforce development for an iwi development group. An experienced educator and practitioner, examples include co-designing/delivering a multi-level leadership series for a New Zealand university, a train-the-trainer program for clients in Hong Kong, and quality assurance training for educational leaders in the Pacific. 

Michelle codesigned and heads our global Skills Development Centre and it's access to globally recognised expert consultants and coaches. This centre provides capability, diagnostics and talent development services for Skills Group’s clients across the United States, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. 

My education:

  • Massey University 
    Master of Business Administration - MBA Papers
    Completed: Economics, Finance, Marketing, Organisational Leadership
  • Otago Polytechnic
    Bachelor of Applied Management, Business - Distinction
  • Massey University
    Psychology Papers
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