Kelly was a member of the College’s inaugural graduating class and entered private practice in 1999. Kelly has a deep belief in giving back, and he started working at the College in 2000 and has held many roles as lecturer, mentor, researcher and long-time member of the senior leadership team. He has been a full-time team member at the College since 2009, and in 2014 he was awarded his PhD in population health from the University of Auckland.

“Kelly’s commitment to the philosophical foundation of the College combined with his background in public health, chiropractic and academia, his years of experience, and his passion for the College, make him the ideal fit as our next president,” says Chris Barham, chairman.

Kelly applied for the president’s role because he has a vision to grow a legacy fund to invest in people and programmes so that the NZCC continues to lead the way in chiropractic education.

“Supporting our people to unlock their potential and providing the best learning experience to prepare the next generation of chiropractors to serve their community and the profession is a key focus,” says Kelly.

Kelly is also passionate about embracing technology and innovation to enhance education and says the College already has a talented team to achieve this.

A proud graduate, Kelly steps into the president’s role on the 20th of September.

Watch: A message from our new College President, Kelly Holt