The University Council’s structure and membership profiles.
Neil Paviour-Smith is Managing Director of Forsyth Barr and Chancellor of Victoria University of Wellington.
Dianne has extensive experience in a number of senior management and governance roles in the tertiary education, science, and health sectors.
Professor Grant Guilford is Vice-Chancellor of Victoria University of Wellington.
John Allen, chair of the Council’s Audit and Risk Committee, the New Zealand Police Risk Committee and a Te Papa Foundation trustee.
Alan Judge chairs the finance committee of Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington.
Kate Hunter is a professor in the School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations, and Stout Research Centre Director.
Professor Brigitte Bönisch-Brednich is Head of the School of Social and Cultural Studies, in the Wellington Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Rhianna Morar (Ngāti Porou, Te Arawa) is studying towards a conjoint LLB / BA degree in Law and Political Science and International Relations.
Tiana Jakicevich (Ngāti Kahungunu, Whakatōhea, Tūhoe) is a Bachelor of Laws and Arts student.
James Te Puni (Ngāti Porou) is the Kaiwhakahaere Matua for Te Āhuru Mōwai and has been the Chair of Barnardos NZ since 2015.
Cath has worked both as a senior public servant (in New Zealand and Western Australia) and as a consultant, providing advice to support Māori development.