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Leadership Team

Meet the team

Our leadership team focuses on ensuring ACG Education delivers at the highest level.

Leadership Group
John Williamson
Group Chief Executive

John Williamson

John has a proven track record for strategic leadership and creating high-performing organisations.

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Marnie Watson
Chief Sales and Marketing Officer

Marnie Watson

Marnie Watson brings 20 years’ experience in international student recruitment to her role.

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Clarence van der Wel
CEO Schools & Early Learning

Clarence van der Wel

Clarence has been instrumental in the growth and success of ACG's schools in New Zealand and internationally.

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Chief Financial Officer

Colm Saunders

Colm joined ACG Education in 2018 as Chief Financial Officer.

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Tim Jennison
CFO Schools and Chief Investment Officer

Tim Jennison

Tim has responsibility for stakeholder, government and regulatory relationships, and leadership of strategic growth projects.

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Marie Boyle
Chief Information Officer

Marie Boyle

Marie brings extensive experience in systems development, IT management and delivery.

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Louise Harvey-Wills
Chief People Officer

Louise Harvey-Wills

Louise brings passion for connecting with people and a proven ability to help organisations evolve.

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Mark Haines
Executive Principal, University Pathways

Mark Haines

Mark has been instrumental in building ACG into New Zealand's leading university pathways provider.

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Conner Collier
Group Property Manager

Conor Collier

Conor is an experienced property professional with significant strategic and development achievements to his credit.

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Richard Kensington
Registrar

Richard Kensington

As Registrar, Richard is active in international student recruitment, oversees admissions, and is responsible for services to international students.

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Leadership staff
CEO Creative & IT Colleges Group

Ana Maria Rivera

Ana Maria has driven the group’s growth through her leadership of the domestic marketing and student recruitment teams.

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Mark Worsop
CEO NZMA Group

Mark Worsop

Mark brings a wealth of management experience in private tertiary education to his role.

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Nicole Dommet
CEO New Zealand School of Tourism Group

Nicole Domett

Nicole Domett is the founder and CEO of New Zealand School of Tourism (NZST).

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Chief Development Officer

Kevin Lynch

Kevin has a proven track record of building successful, high-quality education businesses.

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International Sales Director

Chris Kelso

Chris Kelso has worked across several industries in the UK, Korea, Vietnam and Hong Kong and most recently eight years…

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Group Financial Controller

David Foster

David is a senior finance executive with extensive experience in public and private companies.

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Finance Director - Vocational

Avika Singh

Avika has over 15 years’ experience in senior finance leadership roles across a wide range of sectors.

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