Kim Shannon
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Kim Shannon

Ministry of Education / Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

Head of education infrastructure service

  • Introduced the first new schools public-private partnership.
  • Oversees a $23.5 billion property portfolio, with more than $1 billion spent annually.
  • Has led programmes to unwind bulk funding, to join multiple policy teams into one group, and to manage major staffing reviews.
  • Led a cross-government approach to develop pathways between secondary and tertiary education.
  • Was involved in the early part of Christchurch’s recovery.
  • Previously at the Department of Internal Affairs and the State Services Commission.
  • Holds a BA in education and English and a diploma in secondary teaching from Canterbury University.

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