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University Senior Leadership Team (SLT)

The Senior Leadership Team meets twice monthly to consider strategy, policy and current projects and issues.

Membership and contact information

Enquiries may be directed to the Vice-Chancellor's Executive Officer:


David Murdoch profile image David Murdoch Vice-Chancellor
Richard Blaikie profile image Richard Blaikie Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research and Enterprise
Helen Nicholson profile image Helen Nicholson Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic
Tony Ballantyne profile image Tony Ballantyne Deputy Vice-Chancellor, External Engagement
Tuari Potiki profile image Tuari Potiki Director, Office of Māori Development
Tasileta Teevale profile image Tasileta Teevale Director, Pacific Development
Robin Gauld profile image Robin Gauld Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Commerce
Patricia Priest profile image Patricia Priest Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Health Sciences (Acting)
Jessica Palmer profile image Jessica Palmer Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Humanities
Richard Barker profile image Richard Barker Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Sciences
Steve Willis profile image Steve Willis Chief Operating Officer
Sharon van Turnhout profile image Sharon van Turnhout Chief Financial Officer
Kevin Seales profile image Kevin Seales Director, Human Resources
David Thomson profile image David Thomson Strategy, Analytics and Reporting
Mayhaka Mendis profile image Mayhaka Mendis Registrar (Acting)