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EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT TEAM

DR JULIA HENNESSY

NICOLA MEEK

RICHARD WANHILL

PETER COWPER

EXECUTIVE DEAN THE FACULTY

ACTING ACADEMIC DIRECTOR

DIRECTOR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND PARTNERSHIPS

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER TO MAY 2015

Julia Hennessy was the Executive Dean at WelTec. Previous experience for Julia includes General Manager, Mental Health and Addiction Service for Hutt Valley DHB and Senior Advisor at the Ministry of Health. She worked in the tertiary education sector before being appointed Relationship Manager for the Central Regional Health Authority. Julia also taught on health related programmes in the tertiary sector. She is a Fellow of the College of Nurses Aotearoa (NZ) and was a member of Nursing Council of New Zealand from 2008-2011.

Nicola Meek's career in education includes teaching, governance and strategic roles in early childhood, primary, secondary and tertiary sectors.

Richard Wanhill became the Director of Business Development and Partnerships in January 2015. Overseeing the Business Partnerships, International, Marketing and Student Experience teams, Richard has a strategic focus on WelTec’s key industry partnerships and how WelTec engages with the local, regional and international communities it operates within.

The COO role involves managing Academic Records and Administration (all the information pertaining to our students and their enrolment at WelTec), Information Technology Services and Support, Student Experience (the first point of contact for new students), Facilities (managing all our property and campuses), Procurement, Business Administration, Business Intelligence and change management business areas.

PhD (AUT), MEd (Victoria), MMgt (Massey), PG Dip HSM (Massey), BA (Victoria), DipN (Wellington Polytechnic)

Her experience includes curriculum development as well as designing and quality assuring national assessment and qualifications systems. She has supported the development of Qatar’s teacher registration and licencing body, and led the philanthropic Cognition Institute for Education.

Richard is a board member of the Primary Industry Training Organisation (ITO), and a Director of Thoughtplanters. Richard is a certified director with the New Zealand Institute of Directors.

Peter is a Member of the Maritime New Zealand Authority (the MNZ Board), is a founding trustee of the Porirua Digital Trust and member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.

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2015 WelTec Annual Report