John Wadsworth

Chief Executive Officer

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John is an ISL alumnus and has attended the LP, SLP, and ISL| MBA. He was previously the Executive Dean of a Business School for the last seven years and prior to that, he was CEO of a commercial council-owned enterprise. During that time, John was seconded to the Auckland Transition Agency as part of the team that designed and implemented New Zealand’s largest merger to form the Auckland Council. John has also held several national body Chair and Board roles.

His academic qualifications include two degrees from the University of Canterbury (Economics and Business) and recently completed an MBA from the University of Otago. John has also attended an executive programme at Melbourne Business School.

John is the Chief Executive of the Institute for Strategic Leadership International Group.


BC Economics. and Business, MBA


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