Meet our team: Matt Powell

Published 16 November 2022
Matt Powell is a regional learning advisor at Te Mahi Ako. Both in his tertiary education role, and his ongoing work as a personal trainer, Matt’s big reward is seeing people develop and grow – whether they are in the gym, on the field or at work. 

Matt is excited about the shift to an independent tertiary education provider, and with it the increased flexibility to provide tailored support to a broad range of learners. 

“I am looking forward to being able to give individuals more of our time, to get them through their qualifications and help them develop their pathways,” Matt says. “That’s where I see us going – being able to offer more direction than our current scope of practice allows us to do.” 

While Matt enjoys working across the diverse range of sectors in te ahumahi ā-rēhia, exercise will always be his core passion. 

“I’ve been working in fitness for over fifteen years. I love seeing people open their minds to what exercise can do for them. You don’t have to be the fittest person in the room to give something a go, that’s why I do it and will continue to for a long time.”