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Bruce Jepsen

Job Title: 
Principal, Te Akau ki Pāpāmoa School
Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Raukawa

Bruce is a deeply experienced principal in Aotearoa, who has served as a mentor, guide and professional development provider for other tumuaki for many years.  

He currently serves as President of Te Akatea (the National Māori Principals Association) and is Presiding member for the First Time Māori Principals, Māori Emerging Leaders and the Māori Achievement Collaborative PLD Programmes. He serves extensively on national peak bodies including the NZC Mataiaho Leadership Group, NZC focus Reference Group, NZC Voices Reference Group, Aotearoa New Zealand Histories-Ohu Matua project team, Highest Needs Review Advisory Group, PRAG Advisory, ERO Principals National Advisory, ERO Te Reo Māori in English Medium Advisory, Pou Arataki – Covid Advisory, N4L Leadership Advisory ,Principals Eligibility Criteria Advisory, Initial Teacher Education / ESAs / NELPS Advisory, and National Education Act sector reference group.

Additionally, he has been a part of the New Zealand Educational Institute’s Principals Council and presents at conferences domestically and internationally on a regular basis, including as the first foreign keynote speaker at the Steve Jobs Theatre for Apple’s Global Education Leaders conference.