Profile: Dan Smidt is Manager – Agents for Education New Zealand (ENZ), the government entity which takes the lead in marketing New Zealand’s education industry around the world. Dan leads ENZ engagement with education agents with his current key areas of focus being the revitalisation of the Education New Zealand Recognised Agent (ENZRA) programme, the relaunch of ENZ’s Online Agent Training programme, and the development of ENZ’s agent interaction strategy. Dan has returned to New Zealand after working internationally for Immigration New Zealand (INZ) for the previous seven years. His most recent previous role was Operations Manager based at INZ’s Mumbai, India office where he had responsibility for the management of student visa applications from India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Bangladesh. Prior to this he was based in Pretoria, South Africa and was INZ’s most senior official on the African continent with responsibility for all visa applications from sub-Saharan Africa. He has also had prior stints with INZ in Singapore and Thailand.