The University Council’s structure and membership profiles.
Neil Paviour-Smith is Managing Director of Forsyth Barr and Chancellor of Victoria University of Wellington.
Dame Therese Walsh is an independent director, chairman of Air New Zealand Ltd, and a director of ASB Bank Ltd, Antarctic New Zealand, and Contact Energy Ltd.
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 has recently retired as a partner of EY where he was the Chair of EY New Zealand and a member of the EY Asia Pacific Advisory Board.
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.
Dianne has extensive experience in a number of senior management and governance roles in the tertiary education, science, and health sectors.