Andrea Schöllmann
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Andrea Schöllmann

Ministry of Education / Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

Deputy Secretary, education system policy

  • Appointed 2013.
  • Joined the ministry in 2007, holding senior management roles in tertiary, international and system policy areas.
  • Previously at the former Ministry of Economic Development for seven years.
  • Leads the system policy group, which provides advice on early childhood education and schooling, and on the performance of the education system for Māori and Pasifika learners.
  • Holds a PhD and Master’s from Lincoln University. Holds German qualifications in business management and administration.


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Sep 2000 - Sep 2007
Ministry of Education / Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga
Deputy Secretary Education System Policy, Group Manager Tertiary Education
Sep 2007 - Oct 2021
Ministry of Education / Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga
Director, Te Puna Kaupapahere / Policy, Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga / Ministry of Education
Oct 2021 - Present

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