Creating Future Opportunities.

New Zealand's leading private provider of domestic and international education and vocational training.

We provide education and vocational training for domestic and international students as well as business to business. 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.


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 of RadioWorks. Experienced in both acquisitions and amalgamations she is passionate about building executive teams and company cultures.  High focus on a customer centric culture has seen her deliver consistent top and bottom line performance for her shareholders. She is currently appointed by Government to the Council of AUT as Pro Chancellor, is a Director of NZME, and a trustee of the Well Foundation.


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.


Clare Bradley

Chief Executive - Aspire2 International

Clare joined Aspire2 Group in March 2015 and became chief executive of Aspire2 International in September 2016. Clare is a lawyer with a background in commercial litigation.  Her experience has encompassed work as an advocate in all of our courts (including the Privy Council) and she has worked as in house legal counsel for a number of media entities in addition to undertaking regulatory compliance responsibilities. Her community work  has seen her contribute to the leadership of a high performing swimming club and serve on parent groups at the schools her children attended including a period on the board of trustees for Epsom Girls Grammar School.


Lynette Donohoe

Chief Executive - Solomon Group

Lynette Donohoe originally started with Solomon Group when it was established in 1999. She returned to the organisation as a Strategic Partnership Manager and is now our Chief Executive. With over 20 years’ experience working for the public sector (with a senior management background in employment and tertiary education), Lynette is recognised for her pragmatic approach to innovation which has led to the successful implementation of a number of projects and initiatives. This includes the recent success of establishing ARA, Airport Jobs and Skills Hub.


Marie Willis

Group Director of Marketing

Marie Willis originally started out with Aspire2 Group managing the Marketing and Communications for two of our brands, Safety 'n Action and Aspire2 Business Workplace Communication. With over 12 years’ experience, it was not long before she was called upon to direct our entire marketing team here.  In her capacity as Group Marketing Director Marie is known for her innovative approach to marketing and brand development.  Her ability to pivot and adapt to market conditions sees our brands well prepared to continue growth within their respective industries.



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It all began with a group of people who dreamt of starting something completely new. We had a great vision, a passion for change and all the right skills. Together, we established Aspire2, a company dedicated to finding cutting-edge solutions and providing great services. To learn more, browse through our site or contact us directly.

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