John van der Zwan
John van der Zwan
Executive Director
SIEBA, New Zealand

John van der Zwan is the founder and executive director for Schools International Education Business Association of New Zealand. SIEBA is the national association providing services to schools offering international education. Established in 2015, SIEBA grew quickly with over 400 member schools by January 2020. With the decline of international in New Zealand schools from Covid-19, SIEBA is now tasked with leading recovery efforts for the sector. John has a broad background with degrees in education and business having lived and worked in the UK, South Korea, China, Nigeria and Cambodia. John is passionate about the advancement of internationalization and is eagerly awaiting the return of international students to New Zealand schools.