Thursday, 10 December 2015

Taratahi Appoints New Leader

The Board of Taratahi Agriculture Training Centre today announced the appointment of their new Chief Executive, Arthur Graves.

Arthur is currently the Group Manager at the Ministry of Education of the Government’s flagship Youth Guarantee initiative designed to raise student achievement and improve the school to tertiary and work pathways for young New Zealanders.

In this role Arthur has a national profile and reputation working with the secondary, tertiary and training sectors, rural communities, iwi organisations, Pasifika groups and employer bodies.

Mavis Mullins, Chair of the Board of Taratahi was delighted to welcome Arthur’s appointment.

“Arthur was chosen from a strong field of candidates and we are confident that his leadership skills, knowledge of the whole education sector, and passion to support the primary industries and Taratahi’s place in them, make him the ideal person for this role.

“Arthur comes to us with a known and respected reputation for working collaboratively with schools, tertiary and training organisations, communities and industry. He brings strong regional and international understanding from his earlier positions as Principal of Greymouth High School and Deputy Chief Executive at Whitireia Community Polytechnic as well as a reputation in sporting circles through his chairmanship of the Jade Stadium Board and Canterbury Cricket Association over two decades.

“Arthur will continue to champion and expand Taratahi’s strong performance in school delivery through the Ag in Schools and Primary Industries Trades Academy programmes”.

Arthur Graves will take up the Chief Executive role in February 2016.


For comment, please contact Mavis Mullins, 021.365.446