Tony Gray NMIT CEO moving on

Tony Gray NMIT CEO moving on

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) Chair, Daryl Wehner, has announced the resignation of their Chief Executive, Tony Gray.
Tony Gray CEO
Tony Gray, NMIT CEO

“Tony has been a strong and inspirational leader of NMIT across our five campuses since November 2006. During his eleven year tenure, he has provided strategic leadership to the organisation that has ensured continuous improvement and effective financial management. As a result of Tony’s leadership, NMIT has exceeded many government quality and service targets across all business areas with a special commitment to the development of an environment which has placed the student at the centre of the learning journey.

“Tony’s ability to develop partnerships and enhance networks has increased the opportunities for the Institute, our staff and our students and his strong leadership will be missed. On behalf of the NMIT Council we thank Tony for his commitment and wish him all the best with his future role,” said Daryl Wehner.

Tony Gray has been appointed Chief Executive of Ara Institute of Canterbury and will take up the new role in September 2017.


NMIT Council has appointed Hobson Leavy, an Auckland based company, to manage the recruitment of Tony's successor. The company has significant experience in recruiting senior appointments within the tertiary sector. NMIT Council Chair, Daryl Wehner, is expecting to advise the outcome and name of the new Chief Executive in late September.

Liam Sloan has been appointed Interim Chief Executive and he will take on this role from Monday 14 August. Liam brings strong leadership to his current role as Director of Learning, Teaching and Quality.

An opportunity to farewell Tony is currently being planned. Tony’s last day will be Friday 1 September.

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