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James Ward

CEO of New Zealand Tertiary College

As Chief Executive of New Zealand Tertiary College (NZTC) James Ward leads the largest private provider of specialist early childhood education and Health and Wellbeing education in New Zealand. The college supports students throughout New Zealand and globally. NZTC prides itself on holding its Category 1 NZQA External Evaluation and Reviews of Highly Confident in both educational performance and self-assessment capabilities for 12 years.

Born in Canada, James has 34 years’ experience in education across five countries. He has worked in opening up the Middle East for ELS Language Centres out of Abu Dhabi, UAE before moving to run a learning centre in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. James relocated to New Zealand in 2003, and started an English language centre, and moved into international education in a large tertiary college in Auckland. Since 2006, James has held the roles of Business Operations Manager, General Manager, most recently the CEO of NZTC.

Educated in Canada and Egypt, James has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from the University of Manitoba, and a Master of Arts from the American University in Cairo.