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"The research forum helped me get up to speed with the latest research and was an invaluable networking opportunity."- secondary school deputy headmaster

Linda Sissons

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Linda has been involved in management and governance roles with a learning flavour, for most of her career. She has just completed three and a half years as Chief Executive of the Primary ITO, the organisation which sets standards and supports apprenticeship and training throughout the primary industries. Current governance roles include being Chair of the Board of Governors of the Commonwealth of Learning, one of only two pan-Commonwealth organisations, dedicated to furthering economic and social development through technology-enabled education; and a Board member of Education New Zealand, the agency that promotes NZ education for overseas students and offshore. Linda is a member of the Establishment Board of New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology; an over-arching organisation that will provide work-based and off-the-job vocational learning and training New Zealand wide.