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Meet the team.

Every team has its leaders who are picked from the best. They're the ones who make us, us.

Our leadership team is committed to ensuring Aspire2 PTE’s consistently deliver to the very highest level.


With diverse skill sets and a breadth of educational and commercial expertise, the Executive Leadership team ensure operational excellence across the Aspire2 Group.

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Sussan Turner

Chief Executive Officer:
Aspire2 Group,
Aspire2 Business
Workplace Communications,
Safety 'n Action

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, and is a Director of NZME.

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Tony Boyce

General Manager:
Aspire2 Business Management Programme,
Naturopathic College

Coming Soon

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Sunil Bhargav

General Manager:
Aspire2 Education,
Aspire2 International

Sunil has been working in the education sector for over 10 years in New Zealand and internationally. He previously worked as a lawyer before embarking on extensive overseas travel. His experience in the education sector started in the English Language sector before moving into broader academic leadership and his role now as General Manager of Aspire2 International/Aspire2 Education. He is a pragmatic leader with wide-ranging experience driving change and managing strategic projects. Sunil is a strong advocate of the transformative power of education, is committed to impacting lives through education and has continued to engage in learning opportunities throughout his working life. 

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Lynette Donohoe

Chief Executive Officer:
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.

Our People.

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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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Nick Hyde

Commercial Partnerships

Nick has been involved in the education sector for the past 21 years.  He started out working in the family owned PTE as a tutor before working his way up to the General Manager position.  He then took those experiences and founded Vanguard Military School in 2014, a senior secondary school catering for students from all over Auckland and operated as it’s CEO until recently becoming the Chairman of the Board.  Nick has an extensive background with a wide range of Government Departments either through the contracts they have held together or through collaboration to improve student outcomes.

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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.