Wheeler promoted to Competenz directorship

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Industry training organisation Competenz has appointed Amanda Wheeler to the newly created role of director, to lead the organisation through its transition into Te Pukenga, The New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology and beyond.

Ms Wheeler, formerly the general manager of industry training at Competenz, commenced her new role on August 2, 2021.

Competenz board chair George Adams says the board was excited by her vision and commitment.

“Amanda’s passion for industry training is clear in everything she does. She is a vocal and proud champion of the work the team at Competenz does, and is extensively versed in the intricacies of the 38 industries they serve.

The director’s position takes the place of the Competenz chief executive position held recently by Fiona Kingsford, which has been disestablished.

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