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Mark Chavez

Director for Strategy and Operations



Mark has 10 years of academic, leadership experience in the tertiary education sector and has worked as a lecturer/tutor in a number of universities, polytechnics and community colleges, both in New Zealand and overseas.


Mark has a number of qualifications:

Master of Educational Leadership (distinction) - Auckland University of Technology

Master of Management - University of the Philippines

BA (Hons) International Business Management - Bournemouth University, UK

Bachelor of Science - University of the Philippines

Certificate in Adult Education and Training - Southern Institute of Technology.

Where are you from?



What are the things you like most about your home country?

The people.

The awesome beaches.

The food.


What are your three most favourite books?

The Art of War by Sun Tzu.

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

Jesus, CEO: Using Ancient Wisdom for Visionary Leadership by Laurie Beth Jones.


What sports teams do you support?

My whanau is a Golden State Warriors fan (NBA).


How do you spend your free time?

Travel (Prague being my favourite city so far).

Spending time with my adorable nieces, Zoe and Zara.

Doing something active to stay healthy.


What is your favourite music?

Anything by Coldplay.


What famous person do you most admire and why?

Martin Luther King - the movement he created changed the way we see the world.



+64 9 257 1846


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