Rod became Director of the Careerforce business division of Te Pūkenga in September 2022, and has been with Careerforce since May 2018 as its General Manager of Learning Solutions.

Rod brings over two decades of experience in adult education and training to his role at Careerforce. This includes teaching and executive leadership roles within the vocational education sector, and ten years leading national qualifications services at NZQA.

Rod is charged with steering Careerforce through its next stage, harnessing the collective experience and passion of the Careerforce whānau and as an organisation,  ensuring that the outcomes of its employers and learners continue to be the top priority.

He is well respected both within Careerforce and across the vocational education spectrum, and has a wealth of knowledge and experience.