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Kylie Wilson


Kylie leads the combined portfolio of two of New Zealand’s most successful Category 1 providers of tertiary education, NZMA Group and NZST Group. The core strength of both institutions is founded on exceptional student experiences, achieved through the delivery of consistently high-quality education.

Kylie was first appointed CEO of NZST Group in 2019, and later stepped into the additional role of CEO of NZMA Group in August 2020. The NZST Group comprises of New School of Tourism, Cut Above, Elite School of Beauty and Spa, and Face and Beauty Academy. The NZMA Group includes New Zealand Management Academy, The Culinary Collective, and New Zealand Institute of Sport.

Previously Chief Operating Officer of the NZST Group, Kylie has 17 years’ experience within the tertiary industry and was instrumental in the success and sustainability of the organisation’s core business, acquisitions, quality management processes and leadership mentoring. She has led the NZST group successfully through the last two NZQA External Evaluation and Review rounds, to gain a Highly Confident rating in both educational performance and self-assessment capability.

Kylie holds an MBA from Massey University.