Mike Hollings (Ngāti Raukawa) has more than 30 years wide-ranging experience in the education sector, from teaching through to management, policy development, and review. For the past five years he has been the Chief Executive of Te Kura (The Correspondence School of New Zealand). Prior to joining Te Kura, Mike was the National Manager Analysis and Policy at the Education Review Office with responsibility for evaluating the quality of education in New Zealand schools and was the acting Chief Executive between June 2005 and May 2006. He was the Chief Executive of Te Mangai Paho, the Māori Broadcasting Funding Agency from 1996 to 1999 and has held various senior management positions at Te Puni Kōkiri, The Ministry of Māori Development.
In his home community, Mike has led the establishment of Te Kōhanga Reo (early childhood Māori language immersion educatino) and Kura Kaupapa Māori (Māori language immersion education in primary and secondary schooling).