Our Leadership Team

Kurt Hintz

Executive Principal

Kurt Hintz

Kurt has worked in Further Education for over 20 years and has a long history of vocational and apprenticeship training delivery, both in New Zealand and the UK, including running national training contracts for industry. A qualified Mechanical Engineer, he begun his career in the New Zealand Army before moving into the private sector and then onto teaching at the Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) in New Zealand.

Kurt was Chief Examiner to NZQA’s Automotive Engineering National Examinations for 3 years and also a World Skills National Judge before moving to East Berkshire College in the UK in 2004. Kurt has managed significant technical innovation and has led on many teaching and learning projects including, most recently, the ETF Outstanding Teaching, Learning and Assessment (OTLA), Flexible Learning project in Cyber Security and Industry Placement pilots in preparation for T Levels.