Before his recent retirement Malcolm spent almost 48 years in the education sector. He is a former secondary school teacher, a National Executive member of the Post Primary Teachers’ Association, and a leader of professional learning and development in the Waikato, King Country, South Auckland and Thames-Coromandel areas.
His Ministry of Education responsibilities included time in charge of teacher recruitment and being a member of the Government’s negotiating team on industrial relations with the secondary sector. He spent 15 years from 1993 seconded from the Ministry of Education to the Beehive, where he served as private secretary/advisor to 7 successive education Ministers.
Malcolm was seconded to the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority for almost two years during 2012-14, project managing a youth engagement strategy called The Amazing Place, giving school-aged children and young people of greater Christchurch a real say in the future of their city through their involvement in the design of the Margaret Mahy playground.
During 2015 and 2016 he was Principal Advisor, Youth Guarantees Network and Vocational Pathways, Ministry of Education working mainly with local authorities, employers community groups encouraging their involvement in preparing young people better for the world of further education, training and employment in an exciting, but challenging, future.
He now works with senior leaders in the public and private sectors via leadership coaching, strategic planning, team culture development and special projects through his Silververve practice.
“You have a great deal of experience and it is good to know that you are channelling that experience for the benefit of others. We all age and it is admirable that you have seen that age, in itself, is no barrier to making an ongoing contribution.“