Education New Zealand (Education NZ) sought this review as an opportunity to take stock of progress and to identify opportunities for improvement. We thank the Board, management and staff of Education NZ for their great support and insights during this review. Their commitment to strengthening and growing New Zealand’s international education industry is commendable.
We appreciate the time that a cross section of the New Zealand international education industry and overseas stakeholders gave us. Their input was invaluable in reaching our conclusions. We also thank officials from the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and the central agencies who supported us and provided well considered advice. A number of other government agencies in the education and economic development sectors also contributed to the review.
Conflicts of interest
Jenn Bestwick is Chair of Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, which is involved in international education. She was also previously on the boards of the New Zealand Qualifications Authority and Tourism New Zealand, which have dealings with Education NZ. These interests were declared and managed throughout the review.