Mark Cartwright is buzzing with excitement about his new role as Head of College: Engineering, Construction & Living Sciences.

Mark, who takes up the position on Monday, 21 June, describes the job as “amazing” and a “natural, albeit significant step” on his career pathway.

“I am moving from a highly rewarding position as General Manager for Workforce Central Dunedin, where I have been responsible for establishing the job and skills hub linked to the New Dunedin Hospital with a small team.”

Mark has extensive experience within work-based learning environments, including leading team culture transformation, developing and sustaining an engaged workforce, planning, implementing regional strategy and operational oversight.

Mark is also a strong advocate of diversity within the sector. During his time working at BCITO, he championed the “Women in Trades” programme, his team contributing to the Southern region having the highest participation levels of females in construction-related trades nationally.

Like many within the sector, Mark is committed to ongoing professional development. He has just completed an Executive Master of Business Administration through Massey.

“I am a collaborative leader. I like to engage with stakeholders and customers and am genuinely results-focused.

“I am looking forward to having my abilities challenged as I attempt to help Otago Polytechnic in its continual efforts to improve as an organization.”

Mark will be welcomed to Otago Polytechnic with a mihi on Monday, 21 June, at 9am


Published on 17 Jun 2021

Orderdate: 17 Jun 2021
Expiry: 17 Jun 2023