Josh Williams

CEO, Industry Training Federation

Josh is Chief Executive of the Industry Training Federation (ITF), the national organisation for the New Zealand’s Industry Training sector and Industry Training Organisations. 

Josh has worked in the Education sector for 18 years, focussed on skills, qualifications, and quality assurance issues in the schooling and tertiary sectors. 

Prior to rejoining the ITF he was a Senior Policy Manager at the Ministry of Education, leading policy for vocational and foundational education, and secondary-tertiary transitions.   Josh was programme manager for the implementation of Youth Guarantee initiatives, and led the development of Vocational Pathways, recognised as a succesful example of government and industry partnerships.

He was formerly Principal Policy Advisor at the Industry Training Federation, a Senior Policy Analyst at the New Zealand Qualifications Authority, and Private Secretary in the Office of the Minister of Education.

Josh holds a Bachelor of Arts (Humanities) degree from Massey University.