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Erica Cumming

Trustee

erica.cumming@worldskills.org.nz

Erica has enjoyed a longstanding career as a Chief Executive Officer of the NZ Hair & Beauty Industry Training Organisation Inc (HITO), while at the same time serving in a governance role on a range of Boards including WorldSkills NZ.

She was also appointed as Chair of an international organisation, the International Professionals Standard Network, which benchmarks qualifications and recognises mobility of industry professionals. Erica has re-engineered organisations, reshaped strategy, and strengthened governance functions.

Erica’s background is in hairdressing, having completed an apprenticeship and gained trade qualifications, salon ownership, and actively engaged as an assessor and moderator.