Thu 18 Apr 2019

Council leaders endorsed

WITT’s chairman Robin Brockie and deputy Lyal French-Wright have had their terms extended by Education Minister Chris Hipkins.

The extension follows the confirmation last August from NZQA that its confidence in WITT had been restored.    

The August report noted WITT has made considerable improvement in its governance, management, educational strategies and processes since the previous evaluation.

Mr Brockie said he was delighted to have his term extended in a role which has been particularly rewarding because of the progress WITT had made.

He said the Taranaki community could view the extensions for him and his deputy as a further endorsement for WITT.

Mr Hipkins has also appointed Lyal French-Wright to the board of UCOL. He will take up the position on May 1 and his appointment has been welcomed on the UCOL website by its chairman Ben Vanderkolk.