Our leadership

Find out about the structure of our leadership team led by Chief Executive Gus Gilmore, our purpose and our mission.

Our leadership team

Our Chief Executive, Gus Gilmore and Pou Hautu (Māori Co-leader), Keith Ikin jointly lead the institute with shared decision making.

Gus was appointed as the joint Chief Executive of MIT and Unitec in August 2020. Before this appointment he was the Chief Executive of MIT, joining the organisation in September 2016.

Keith was appointed as Pou Hautu of MIT and Unitec in February 2022.

The Chief Executive and Pou Hautu are advised by the Executive Leadership Team:

  • Prof Martin Carroll, DCE Academic
  • Michelle Teirney, DCE Operations
  • Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga, DCE Pacific, Partnerships and Support
  • Simon Nash, DCE Learner Experience and Success
  • Kirsten Sargent, Acting DCE People and Culture

Our ELT is supported by our kaumatua, Vincent Hapi.

If you would like to make contact, email us directly at chiefexecutive.account@manukau.ac.nz or contact leadership support staff.

MIT Leadership Team at a Leadership Day in 2020

MIT's wider leadership team at a Leadership Day in 2020