Renaissance Education General Manager Graham Prentice is currently on garden leave after handing in his notice at Renaissance.
Prentice was largely responsible for building the highly successful RED business. He joined the company in September 1994 and became GM of Education in January 2008.
When contacted for confirmation, Renaissance’s Communications Manager Joanna Burgess told us, “We don't make comments on staff changes,” even though they have in the past.
A quick check on LinkedIn confirms what Renaissance won’t.
Prentice has updated his profile to read, “Ex General Manager, Education, Renaissance Ltd (NZ Apple Distributor) at Renaissance Ltd - resigned, currently on ‘garden leave’.”
Prentice also lists “Managing Director, Educated View” as his new position.
Also rumoured to be leaving Renaissance are Kirsten Beggs, Director of Training and Lynne Stephens, Director of Direct Sales.
Renaissance would not confirm or deny any of the above, though we’ll take Prentice’s LinkedIn update as “confirmed”.