Staff election

Staff elect a representative on the University Council every second year for a four-year term. View the results of the 2023 election.

Declaration of result

The result of the 2023 Staff election that closed at 5 pm on 1 November 2023 is:

Candidate Votes Received
AZEVEDO, Nando 293
SWORDER, Alsu 206

I therefore declare Brigitte BÖNISCH-BREDNICH to be the successful candidate in the 2023 staff election. Brigitte will be appointed by Council to a four-year term from 1 January 2024 to 31 December 2027 at its meeting to be held on 4 December 2023.

The voter return was 29.17%, being 1,033 votes cast from 3,541 eligible electors.

Caroline Ward
Returning Officer
Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington


The election has been conducted in accordance with the Council Membership Statute (PDF) and the Council Elections Procedure (PDF)

To find out more

For more information, contact the Returning Officer:

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Caroline Ward

Secretary to Council

Vice-Chancellor's Office