Jan has more than 30 years experience in New Zealand public and private education at tertiary and secondary levels. She spent many years at AUT University in a senior leadership role in University and International Relations including establishing the International Centre and more recently in business and international development. She was recognised for her outstanding contribution to the University with the Emeritus Associate award.
Jan is also Founder and past Chief Executive of the award winning Queenstown Resort College QRC, a tertiary tourism and hospitality management college designed to meet the needs of industry.
Jan has been designing and delivering highly successful customised short courses to student, teacher and professional business groups for many years. She is Founder and President of the China New Zealand Youth Leadership Summit for senior high school students. This was awarded Best Youth Project for 2018 by Sister Cities New Zealand. Jan started her career as a high school teacher and adviser with the Ministry of Education and has a strong community spirit having been a member of Rotary for 15 years and serving on community and school trusts and boards. She is now a Director of Sister Cities New Zealand.
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