Aspire2 Group Limited comprises five New Zealand based private tertiary education and training groups made up of twelve Private Training Establishments.

We provide education and vocational training to domestic, international and business to business students. Our vision is to create future opportunities for our students by providing world class programmes. We pride ourselves on building environments to enable our staff and students to thrive. Our overarching objective is to deliver the best possible employment outcomes for our students.

Aspire2 Group has three divisions

  • International
  • Domestic
  • Business to Business

Helping our students to succeed

Aspire2 Work is our dedicated employment service, committed to delivering the best possible employment outcomes for our students.

We are committed to supporting the needs of our employer partners with industry-specific trained graduates ready to work. We have excellent opportunities for partners to promote their company on any one (or all) of our campuses. This includes the advertising of vacancies, guest speaking, sponsorship, mentoring or event hosting. 

For more information please contact us.

Mission and Values

  • Challenge


    To challenge our people to innovate and create excellence.
  • Deliver


    To deliver excellent programmes that empower our students and clients to fulfil their potential.
  • Partnerships


    To form dynamic partnerships which create value and generate employment opportunities.

What we believe

Everyone Matters

  • Learning is student and client focused
  • Individual capabilities and goals are recognised
  • Diversity is celebrated 
  • Fairness is fundamental

Aiming High

  • Boundaries and assumptions are challenged
  • Students, clients and teachers are unafraid to try – mistakes are accepted
  • Everyone takes responsibility for creating a safe, secure and collaborative learning environment

Continuous Improvement

  • Excellence is the objective 
  • Innovation is celebrated 
  • Reviews are regular and change is welcomed and rapidly adopted

Work with us

At Aspire2 we are committed to developing great talent across the Group and advancing our staff. We want to make good things happen and have a great time doing it. 

We celebrate a culture of excellence, innovation, courage, support and enjoyment. Work life balance and a stimulating work environment is an integral part of our success, delivering our promise to our students and partners. 

Please contact us for a full list of vacancies.

Our people

  • Mark Wilson
    Mark Wilson

    Mark has a Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales. He also has over 16 years of private equity experience with Fisher Capital Partners, Goldman Sachs Australia, Rand Merchant Bank, and Macquarie Bank. Mark is a Partner at Archer Capital and was previously Managing Director and Head of Private Equity at Goldman Sachs where he was responsible for the private equity activities of the firm in Australia and New Zealand. (This included the firm’s investment in Kathmandu and as Chairman of NZ-based Company Senior Vision Living).

  • Michael Blickstead
    Michael Blickstead
    Non-Executive Director

    Michael has a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) from Harvard University and Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School. He has eight years of private equity experience with Archer Capital and Goldman Sachs evaluating and investing in companies and funds across North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. Michael is an Investment Director at Archer Capital and on the Board of Directors of the third largest for-profit private hospital in Australia, Healthe Care. Michael is also Co-Founder and Former Chairman of Young Canadians in Finance and Co-Founder of the Council of Young Leaders for the United Nations Greater Tumen Initiative.

  • Sussan Turner
    Sussan Turner
    Chief Executive

    Sussan has been in senior leadership roles for the past 25 years including Group CEO of MediaWorks Ltd and Managing Director of Radio Otago - a publicly listed Company and CEO RadioWorks. Experienced in both acquisitions and amalgamations she is passionate about building executive teams and company cultures.  High focus on revenue generation and business transformation has seen her deliver increased top and bottom line performance for her shareholders. She is currently also appointed by Government to the boards of Television New Zealand (TVNZ) and Auckland University of Technology (AUT) where she is Pro Chancellor.

  • Peter Crossan
    Peter Crossan
    Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary

    Peter is an experienced CFO and Chartered Accountant who has held a range of senior finance positions in both New Zealand and the UK. Peter has also had experience in general management and technology roles. Prior to joining Aspire2 in 2015, Peter spent 15 years at MediaWorks and played a key role in their successful Initial Public Offering in 2004. Peter has also spent time in the audit, banking, carpet and plastics industries giving him broad commercial experience across many financial, technology and strategic areas.

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