Pro-Chancellor Dr Dianne McCarthy CRSNZ CNZM

Dr Dianne McCarthy has extensive experience in a number of senior management and governance roles in the tertiary education, science, and health sectors.

Dr McCarthy holds a BA BSc MSc (Hons) and PhD from the University of Auckland.

The former CEO of the Royal Society of New Zealand, she is now Deputy Chair of the Board of the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research, a member of the governance boards of the Bragato Research Institute, the Dodd-Walls Centre for Photonic and Quantum Technologies, and a Trustee of the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research and the Hearing Research Foundation (NZ).

She was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to Education in 2008, a Companion of the Royal Society of New Zealand for her services to Science in 2015, and a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to science, business, and women in 2016.

She was elected Pro-Chancellor in 2021 and re-elected to serve a further one-year term in 2022.

Current Term

23 March 2020—22 March 2024

Number of Previous Terms

None