Lawrence Arps has been committed to education since his first role, delivering Adult Education in 1992. Based on a firm belief that education is the driving force behind social mobility, Lawrence has consistently sought to enable learners from all backgrounds to engage with knowledge. A strong advocate for the creative arts, Lawrence promotes broad general education that includes a range of creative pursuits in order to train the mind for the ever-changing and flexible modern world.
Lawrence is currently Deputy Chief Executive (Academic) at Whitireia New Zealand Limited, Chair of the Artena Society, and a member of the NZQA ITP Advisory Group. He holds a Bachelor of Education and a Master on Education Administration from Massey University.
Still active as a performing musician – having played over 2500 gigs since 1974 - Lawrence has a strong background in Audio Engineering and Adult Education, and reads hard science fiction to help stay abreast of leading edge thinking!