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About Axcel Institute

The two directors of Axcel Institute are Chris and Kerry Mitchell.

Axcel Institute is a private 100% New Zealand owned company based in Auckland.

  • Chris Mitchell, Director, BA, Dip Tchg, PGDipBusAdmin (Finance)

    Chris has a track record of success in developing and implementing innovative programmes that are relevant to today’s commercial environment. Chris has a substantial history in New Zealand’s business and education sectors, and was formerly the Managing Director of Information Technology Institute, Strategic Development Manager, NZ Trade Development Board (now NZ Trade and Enterprise) and was the inaugural director of the Enterprise Unit at Unitec Institute of Technology in Auckland.

    Chris's passion is social ballroom and Latin dancing with his wife Kerry.

  • Kerry Mitchell, MEdAdmin (Hons), Director

    Kerry is co-director of Axcel Institute and is also a founding director of The Education Group Limited. Prior to becoming an education consultant and researcher Kerry was Principal at a large full primary school in West Auckland. Before establishing the Education Group in 2004 with her colleagues Kay Hawk, Jan Hill and Nicky Knight, Kerry was employed by Massey University in the Institute for Professional Development and Research. Kerry has extensive experience in leading major research projects for the Ministry of Education. She has worked extensively in the areas of leadership, and building a learning culture. She has extensive experience in strategic planning, setting up and reviewing performance management systems, training appraisers, conducting appraisals, and facilitating professional development (or mentoring) groups.

    Kerry’s passion is social ballroom and Latin dancing with her husband Chris.

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