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Shane Ball

Shane Ball

Vice President

Shane Ball joined the LANZBC Board in June 2018 and was elected Vice-President in August 2018. 

Shane is currently working with the International Office at the University of Auckland, where he leads the International Marketing Team.

Shane’s association with Latin America is extensive, where he lived for many years in Colombia. Shane initially worked for the British Council in Bogota, and after a period of graduate study at the University of Auckland, returned to Colombia and established and ran Study New Zealand, an educational services company.

On returning with his young family to New Zealand in 2013, Shane worked with Auckland Institute of Studies, where he opened up the Colombian and Brazilian markets for the company.

In 2015 Shane joined the International Office. He currently leads the International Office recruitment and engagement strategy for Latin America. He is also involved with the Universities New Zealand Working Group for Latin America, focusing on business development, marketing and student mobility opportunities in the region.

Recent highlights have included negotiating and operationalizing a doctoral mobility agreement with Conacyt of Mexico, establishing the Colfuturo University of Auckland PhD Fees Bursary with Colfuturo in Colombia, and signing an exchange agreement with the Universidad de Los Andes of Bogota.

Shane is a dedicated advocate for improved educational, trade and cultural ties between New Zealand and Latin America.

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