The University Council’s structure and membership profiles.
John Allen assumed the Chancellorship on 1 January 2022. He is the chief executive of WellingtonNZ.
Maryan brings extensive governance acumen to the University Council with leadership experience inside and outside Parliament.
Professor Nic Smith is the Vice-Chancellor of Victoria University of Wellington.
Professor Richard Arnold is an elected staff representative on Council.
William Bell-Purchas is an elected student representative on Council. His term starts on 1 January 2024.
Professor Brigitte Bönisch-Brednich is an elected staff representative on Council.
Jaistone Finau is an elected student representative on Council. His term ends on 31 December 2023.
Pania Gray is the Deputy Chair of the New Zealand Qualifications Authority and a board member of the New Zealand Film Commission.
Alan Judge chairs the finance committee of Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington.
David has had a career as a lawyer and a banker and is a member of the National Advisory Council on the Employment of Women.
Kelly Mitchell is an elected student representative on Council.
Cath Nesus chairs the Te Aka Matua Committee. She has worked both as a senior public servant and as a consultant, providing advice to support Māori development.
James Te Puni is the Kaiwhakahaere Matua for Te Āhuru Mōwai and has been the Chair of Barnardos NZ since 2015.