Dr Elizabeth (‘Lizzie’) ValentineCouncil Chair


Dr Lizzie Valentine has significant experience across corporate learning and development and tertiary education as an independent director, skills’ council chairman, CEO, consultant and advisor.

Dr Valentine is currently Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Massey University (NZ). She is also a tutor and research fellow (Victoria University (Wellington, NZ). Her experience includes leading and applying ICT to corporate training and education (tertiary and vocational) and includes her applied research into governing and leading information & technology transformation.


Prior to that, as CEO of two Industry Skills Councils (ITOs in New Zealand), Dr Valentine developed broad and deep experience of qualifications’ and curriculum development, framework registration, competency modelling, and complex industry engagement.

Most recently, she has consulted in the area of digital transformation in education for the Ministry of Education (NZ) and for tertiary education providers. These assignments have all covered the strategy, engagement, business and change capability-building impacts of digital transformation.

Lizzie is a frequent NZ and International speaker. She holds a Doctor of Information Technology (QUT, Australia, 2016), an MBA (Henley, UK, 2002), and a Diploma of Business Studies from Massey University (Training and Development).

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