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Ian Lafferty

MBA (Edinburgh Business School), B. Eng. (Hons) (University of Glasgow), Graduate Diploma in Business Admin (Singapore Institute of Management)

Director of Executive Programmes

Ian's advice to learners

“Enjoy your experience with us – Executive Education is all about you and your journey.”

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Ian on working at Executive Education

We are a close-knit team that takes personal attention very seriously. I’m proud to lead – and work alongside – such a dedicated group of professionals.

Ian on his role at Executive Education

My role is to ensure all clients receive education that is relevant to their requirements and of the highest quality. Together, we work closely with you to understand your specific needs and objectives. We also try to get a clear understanding of the working environment of the course participants. Our management team and facilitators visit our clients regularly and observe the working environment.

Background and experience

I worked mainly in telecommunications and technology companies, prior to my current role at Otago. I spent many happy years in Asia working with BT (British Telecom) in a variety of business units. I moved to New Zealand in 2005 and subsequently took up the CEO position at Vcomms before later becoming the Director, Executive Programmes at Otago. I lead both our MBA and Executive Education programmes.