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Craig Nicholson

Deputy Director

Craig has worked for more than 25 years in government, business and NGO settings in New Zealand and internationally. He held a variety of senior and leadership roles at the Office of Ethnic Communities in the 2000’s, playing a key role in the development of ethnic diversity management policies, strategies and training initiatives. Building capability in New Zealand businesses and organisations to work effectively across a super-diversity of settings and peoples and to contribute to increased productivity and a harmonious society was a particular highlight.

He was awarded two Chief Executive Awards in the 2000’s to study international migration and diversity management strategies in Canada, Ireland and the UK and to attend a Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication in the USA. He was also an Establishment Board member for the Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research, Australasia.

Craig has significant experience in Latin America having worked and travelled extensively in the region.  He was the Academic Director in Chile for the School for International Training in the 1990’s, co-directing a study abroad programme for US university students. Craig was also a lecturer in intercultural communication at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaiso in Chile and an intercultural business consultant.

He speaks Spanish, French, Māori and a variety of other languages.

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