Dr Leon Fourie is passionate about seeing people reaching their educational goals. With a wealth of knowledge and experience in tertiary education management, Leon has recently expanded his role of Chief Executive of Toi Ohomai to become the Wintec and Toi Ohomai Business Division Lead for Te Pūkenga, the New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology.
Te Pūkenga is the unification of Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics and Industry Training Organisations across Aotearoa, forming the largest vocational and applied education provider in New Zealand. Bringing together on-line, on-campus and in-work learning into a single network of provisioning.
Leon is known for his deep commitment to the Bay of Plenty and now Waikato and acknowledges his role has a definitive impact on the success of the people in these areas.
He is excited by what Te Pūkenga will deliver in terms of reducing barriers to education. When he is not working you could bump into Leon as he walks his dog, Charlie, on Pāpāmoa beach or when he is out on the ocean catching a feed.