Programme Manager 

lauren Irvine

Leadership, adaptability and resilience 

As Programme Manager for Skills Consulting Group, Lauren Irvine manages the selection process for the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s New Zealand Scholarships Programme.  In this role, she manages a team who support the end-to-end selection process from application through to the final placement of successful scholars with training providers.

With over 20 years of experience in programme management, Lauren is a critical thinker, with the ability to build strong working relationships with multiple stakeholders.  Over the past three years, Lauren has specialised in scholarships and is an expert in applying complex methodology to identify high quality scholars from around the world to study at New Zealand and Pacific Tertiary Institutes.

Not satisfied with the status quo, Lauren constantly works to refine processes and enhance solutions, providing her clients with seamless, high quality solutions delivered to time, scale and budget.

In 2020, Lauren worked closely with her newly formed team at Skills Consulting Group to successfully implement new processes through Covid-19 lockdown – a testament to her leadership, adaptability, and resilience.

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