Executive Director - UCOL Business Division
Brian’s primary focus is to ensure existing Te Pūkenga operations are maintained during the implementation of the new Te Pūkenga Organisational Structure and provide stable leadership. Critically, this role supports and ensures the change landscape does not adversely affect ākonga, kaimahi, and other stakeholders and that Divisional issues are escalated and addressed in a timely manner.
Brian will also continue as Chief Financial Officer to ensure UCOL’s ‘back office’ keeps everything running smoothly, so teaching staff can focus on their students.
Brian came to UCOL with a diverse range of experiences. Some of his favourite opportunities have included being a part of the Governance Working Group for the Rotorua Lakes restoration project, helping establish Meridian Energy, supporting more than 400 clients during his time at KPMG, and receivership work where he’s led business on the brink back to success. Brian has improved systems and built strategies for the Department of Internal Affairs, Ministry of Justice, Department of Corrections, ESR, Bay of Plenty Regional Council, and Palmerston North City Council.
Brian holds a Bachelor of Business Studies from Massey University (Accountancy) and has completed additional training with the London School of Business and ISL.