Tere is the Pro Vice-Chancellor (External Relations) at Southampton Solent University and a Board Director of the Southampton Business Improvement District. At the University, his remit covers all external relations, including marketing, communications, news media, alumni, philanthropy, commercial partnerships, community engagement, international and student recruitment. He has held senior level roles in both public and private sector education providers for more than a decade, across the UK, Australia and New Zealand.
A native of New Zealand and a graduate of The University of Waikato, Tere began his career in international collaborations at Auckland University of Technology, where his primary focus was on building international partners in North America and Europe with attention to growing the quality of students recruited into degree, masters and doctoral studies. After three years, he moved to Study Group to oversee all their marketing and recruitment efforts for the New Zealand-based college. He then moved to Melbourne, Australia to take on the role of General Manager, Marketing and Communications at Victoria University to re-build and develop a progressive brand. In this role, he managed an award winning team in marketing, events, sponsorship, student recruitment, news media, publication and design.
More recently, Tere held the role of Deputy Director of Marketing, Recruitment and Admissions at London South Bank University where his team won the London Education Partnership Award for its ‘City Opportunities’ programme in May 2012 and the Times Higher Award for Widening Participation in November 2012.
Tere is currently completing his Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) in the field of Internationalisation and Marketing Strategy in the higher education sector. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, an Honorary Officer for the CMI External Affairs and Insight Committee and a Member of the Institute of Directors.