Pro-Chancellor Hon. Maryan Street MNZM

Maryan brings extensive governance acumen to the University Council with leadership experience inside and outside Parliament.

MPhil(Hons) Auck, BA(Hons) THW-VUW, BA Wgtn, DipTchg Auckland College of Education, AMusTCL

Hon Maryan Street was elected Pro-Chancellor of Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington by the University Council in August 2022 and re-elected for 2023 and 2024. Additionally, she chairs the University’s Audit and Risk Committee and sits on the People and Culture Committee. She is also a Director on the Board of KiwiRail Holdings Limited.

A former cabinet minister, Maryan brings detailed and practical knowledge of government and parliamentary processes to the University. She has undertaken a number of international roles, specialising in advancing democratic participation and human rights. She has proven leadership skills in bringing together organisations with competing interests around common goals.

Current term

8 September 2021–8 September 2025

Number of previous terms