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The Vice-Chancellor (Acting)
Professor Helen Nicholson  BSc(Hons) MB ChB MD(Brist)

Helen Nicholson 2021
Professor Helen Nicholson

Current Term: 20 March 2021 –

Ex officio

Professor Helen Nicholson was appointed Vice-Chancellor (Acting) on 20 March 2021.

Prior to this Professor Nicholson had taken up the position of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) in January 2021.
Professor Nicholson is an ex officio member of the University Council, chairs the Capital Development Committee and is a member of the University Council’s Finance and Budget Committee, Treaty of Waitangi Committee, and Honorary Degrees Committee.  She has been appointed as a director of University of Otago Holdings Limited and a Trustee (ex officio) of the University of Otago Foundation Trust.