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Chris Roberts

Chief Executive, Tourism Industry Aotearoa - Wellington, New Zealand

Key Info

Qualification(s):
  • Bachelor of Arts
Subject(s):
  • History
  • Political Science

Chris Roberts is the Tourism Industry Aotearoa Chief Executive and he found career success by sticking to one golden rule – love doing what you do.

Everything he's achieved since completing a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Waikato has been through a combination of hard work and an ongoing willingness to learn new things.

"After graduating, I began my working career as a radio journalist in Whakatane. My degree was a good foundation to start from, and I learned everything else I needed to on the job – and in the variety of roles which followed."

Chris majored in History and Political Science which led him to a career in journalism, political advice and corporate communications, to his current leadership role in tourism, Chris is proud that he has been able to build on the skills he learned at Waikato.

His advice to students considering study at the University of Waikato – "enjoy the experience, but get the balance right, between the social life and doing the work! Gaining a good quality degree from the University of Waikato should set you up for a successful future".


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