NZMA is delighted to announce that Dr Alastair MacCormick has accepted the position of Chairman, NZMA Academic Advisory Board.
In this important role Dr MacCormick will provide guidance to NZMA in terms of Programme Development, Delivery and Moderation so that:
1. Our students and other stakeholders can be confident that NZMA delivers its courses with the appropriate academic rigour and commitment to quality.
2. Other partners, whose products we are delivering (such as Edexcel), can be confident that NZMA delivers their products with appropriate academic rigour.
3. Other organisations (for example Universities and other tertiary institutions both in New Zealand and Internationally) can confidently grant our graduates articulated pathways/advanced standing into the programmes of those Universities.
At the University of Auckland, Dr MacCormick was Dean of the Business School for 14 years, subsequently serving terms as Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Acting Vice-Chancellor, and is an Emeritus Professor. He holds a BSc in Mathematics and Physics and an MCom in Economics from the University of Auckland, and a PhD in Management Science from Yale University.
Alastair is a former member of the Board of Trustees of Auckland Grammar School and was Chairman for 1993-98. He was foundation Chairman of the New Zealand Education and Scholarship Trust.
Dr MacCormick is currently a professional director with experience across a range of public and private companies, including new venture companies with a technology focus. His current and previous corporate and consulting assignments span the business, government, not-for-profit and university sectors in Asia, Australia, New Zealand, the UK and the USA. Alastair is also Chairman of the Business Innovation Centre Advisory Board for the Auckland University of Technology.
He has been extensively involved in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation through both PECC and APEC.