Linda Sissons was very close to the Socialist Unity Party. She is the Acting Chief Executive of UCOL Ltd, a subsidiary of Te Pukenga NZIST.
She is a Ministerial appointment to the Board of Education New Zealand, and chairs the Board of the Education Benevolent Society (Healthcare Plus).
Linda was the Chief Executive of the Primary Industry Training Organisation between 2016 and 2019. Before this, Linda was the Chief Executive of Wellington Institute of Technology from 1999-2015 and the Chief Executive of Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre from 2015-16. She has worked in University and Institutes of Technology leadership roles in New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
Linda is a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit. She holds a PhD from London University, and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Programme.