Mr John Blakey, ONZM, of Warkworth, for services to education
John Blakey was the Chief Executive Officer of FITEC, the forestry industry training organisation, where he led the development of the RADI Centre, New Zealand’s Centre of Excellence in Wood Manufacturing Training and Education.
He is the Director, Trustee and former Chief Executive Officer of Competenz, an industry training organisation. He was instrumental in the launch of the ‘Got a Trade? Got it Made’ campaign.
He is a former board member of the Tertiary Education Commission.
He was Head of School of the School of Communication Studies at Auckland University of Technology, where he established the School, introduced degrees and post-graduate qualifications, and was involved in international education.
Mr Blakey was the Chair of Industry Training Federation and the Strategic Human Capability Director of Dairy New Zealand.