Staff election

Candidates in the election of one (1) member to the University Council by the staff.

Declaration of result

The result of the 2021 staff election that closed at 5 pm on 8 October 2021 is:

Candidate Votes Received

ARNOLD, Richard467

JAYAWARDENA-WILLIS, Thushi276

MCLAY, Geoff165

POTANIN, Alex78

WESTERMANN, Fabian60

JACKSON, Andrew56

INFORMAL0

BLANK VOTING PAPERS0

I therefore declare Richard ARNOLD to be the successful candidate to this year's staff election. Richard will be appointed by the Council to a four year term from 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2025 at its meeting to be held on 18 October 2021.

The voter return was 40.04%, being 1,102 votes cast from 2752 eligible electors.

Dated at Wellington this 8th day of October 2021.

Caroline Ward

Returning Officer – Victoria University of Wellington

Election

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