Evolve appoints experienced ECEC operator as CEO of New Zealand operations

by Jason Roberts

October 03

Evolve Education Group has today confirmed that Timothy Wong will be the new Chief Executive Officer of the group’s New Zealand operations. 


Mr Wong will be responsible for overseeing the turnaround of the New Zealand portfolio of around 123 centres and will work alongside his country counterpart Chris Sacre who, in his capacity as Chief Executive Australia, is tasked with growing the Australian component of the organisation’s network. 


Mr Wong has extensive experience in the early education and care (ECEC) sector having established two group’s namely, Creative Garden Early Learning Centres, which was sold to G8 Education in 2014, and Cubby Care, which continues to operate as an independent business. 


Commenting on the appointment Managing Director Chris Scott said “I am delighted to appoint Tim Wong as Chief Executive Officer of the New Zealand operations of Evolve Education Group Limited. I am confident that his ability to drive positive change management practices in varying conditions will greatly assist Evolve.”


Mr Wong’s appointment marks the end of a comprehensive reshaping of Evolve’s Board of Directors and senior executive that began with the appointment of Mr Scott and Mr Sacre as directors in November 2018.


As noted at Evolve’s AGM, Mr Scott and his team are part way through a comprehensive review of the New Zealand operations of Evolve and will provide an overview of findings at the presentation of Evolve’s Half Year results in late November 2019. 


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