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Mon, 6th Nov 2017

Changes in the QRC ranks

The New Year will see some changes within the QRC staff ranks, saying farewell to some esteemed employees and welcoming some new talent.

Harvey Bourne, our long standing Head of School, will be relocating to take charge of the new Northland campus and we also extend a warm welcome to Hamish Small, QRC’s new Academic Director.

Harvey Bourne taking on Northland

Harvey Bourne will be relocating to take charge of the QRC Tai Tokerau Resort College campus in 2016. Harvey has been with QRC for 10 years and achieved some major milestones along the way including launching a category one product into a highly competitive education market. QRC Tai Tokerau Resort College will be safe in Harvey’s hands where he will continue the great culture he helped to develop in Queenstown.

New Academic Director

Hamish Small joined QRC in November as the new Academic Director. Hamish comes to QRC with an impressive background in tourism, hospitality and education including professional positions as Director, CEO and General Manager of tourism, hospitality and tertiary education enterprises both in New Zealand and Europe. After completing an under-graduate and Master’s Degree, Hamish was fortunate enough to fall into the realm of education, seeing the opportunity to assist both industry and its future learners.  

Hamish will be responsible for the overall leadership and strategic development of QRC’s education teams, ensuring QRC’s successful diploma models continue to meet industry expectations and deliver positive outcomes for students at both campuses. Hamish will also lead the launch of QRC’s Graduate Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management in 2016, taking QRC into degree level education.

“I have had the privilege to see the world, gain a successful career, and get paid for it, so I would like to open the eyes of the next generation and allow them to see the same opportunities, with the right experience, skills and knowledge,” Hamish said of his joining QRC.

Other personnel changes

Rachel Exell, Careers & HR Manager, will be leaving QRC at the end of 2015 to focus on tourism and hospitality ventures in Queenstown. Rachel has been an invaluable part of the team since 2008 and we wish her well, she will be missed! Our current National Recruitment Manager, Laura Flannery, will be stepping up to the Careers role. Laura’s strong leadership in the recruitment team sets her in perfect position to take on the new role. Andrea Preston is joining the team as International Recruitment and Marketing Manager. Andrea’s marketing experience lies in business-to-business and business-to-consumer marketing and communications and will be focused on increasing enrolments from international students.

  • Posted By: Andrea Preston on Tue, 15th Dec 2015 @ 17:33:23