Chair

Dr. Linda Sissons was appointed the Chair of the Board of Governors of the Commonwealth of Learning in 2014 for a three-year term.

Linda’s term as the Chief Executive of Wellington Institute of Technology finished recently.  She has worked in University and Institutes of Technology management roles in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. She is a member and former chair of the Metro Group of Institutes of Technology in New Zealand.

She is also a board member of the Wellington Employers’ Chambers of Commerce and WorldSkills NZ and a Director of the Le Cordon Bleu New Zealand Institute.

She has been a member of a number of Government Commissions including the Tertiary Education Advisory Commission. She is currently the chairperson of Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce’s Knowledge Business Committee and a member of Hutt City Council’s Economic Development Advisory Group.

Linda is a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit. She holds a PhD from London University, and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Programme.