Springboard Trust welcomes Dan Huggins to our Board!

Springboard Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Dan Huggins, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank of New Zealand (BNZ), to our Board. Dan, who first connected with Springboard Trust as a volunteer Capacity Partner in our inaugural Strategic Leadership for Principals Programme cohort in 2007, brings a wealth of expertise and a passion for our kaupapa to the role. Dan has 20 years of experience across a range of industries, including Banking, Retail, and Manufacturing. Prior to BNZ, Dan was at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), in Sydney, where he held the role of Executive General Manager of Home Buying and was accountable for CBA’s home lending portfolio. Dan has also held roles at Fonterra, ASB and McKinsey & Company who contributed their expertise to the initial development of our flagship Strategic Leadership for Principals Programme. He holds an MBA, with distinction, from The Kellogg School of Management, and a Masters of Engineering Management from The McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, at Northwestern University in Chicago, USA. He also holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) with a major in Accounting and Finance, from the University of Auckland. Dan was born in New Plymouth and grew up in Taranaki. He is married with two children. Chair Ian Narev said “Beyond his track record as a business leader of the highest calibre, Dan has a passion for education, and has been a long-standing advocate for Springboard Trust. We are extremely fortunate that he has agreed to join our Board.” Dan Huggins said "It is a privilege to be joining the Board and to return to the Springboard Trust whānau. I look forward to supporting Dale and the Springboard Trust community as our partnership with New Zealand principals supports them to deliver excellence in education to tamariki throughout Aotearoa."

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