Rebekah Dinwoodie is the Head of School of both the Business and Computing Schools at EIT. She returned to EIT in June 2016, however, previously she had worked in various roles at the institute over a period of ten years. Originally employed in 2002 as a programme coordinator for equine studies, she was seconded to the academic quality team and then later appointed programme leader in the School of Applied Science.
Seeking more external experience, she left EIT in 2012 to take up the position of Hawke’s Bay manager for an agricultural training centre. She was soon made responsible for all the educator’s regional sites, managing campuses in Northland, the Waikato, the Manawatu, Taranaki, Auckland and Invercargill as well as Hawke’s Bay.
Throughout that time, she maintained links with EIT – not only was she based on EIT’s Hawke’s Bay campus, she also continued to chair the institute’s animal ethics committee.
As well as her role at EIT she runs an equine agistment business and she assists with the family business which imports motorcycle helmets and apparel from Europe and Asia and sells them in New Zealand and Australia.
Rebekah is a former secondary school teacher and is original from the UK. She now lives with her partner and 2 young children in Hastings. In her spare time she enjoys horse riding and running. She has recently completed her Master’s degree and has just signed up for her first ultramarathon