Campus Manager - Hospitality & Business
Nishat came to New Zealand in 2002 and has been working at NZMA for the past ten years. Born and educated in India, he studied for three years to gain his Diploma in Hotel Management. He followed this up with a one year Higher Diploma from the International Hotel Management Institute in Lucerne, Switzerland.
Before heading Down Under, Nishat travelled the world working for P&O Cruises (UK) Ltd and Carnival Cruises (USA), where he began as a floor supervisor in the Housekeeping and Rooms Service departments. He worked his way up to Assistant Housekeeping/Rooms Service Manager, where he was responsible for over 100 staff. Nishat has worked on liners ranging from 370 rooms housing approximately 700 guests, to liners with over 1000 rooms housing approximately 3000 guests. During his time at NZMA Nishat has held a wide range of positions from tutor to academic coordinator to Campus Principal. In his current role as Deputy Campus Principal for NZMA Sylvia Park, Nishat is primarily focussed on certificate-level programmes and building operations.