Mr Stephen J Higgs BCom(Otago) FCA CFInstD (Chancellor)
Current Term: 2020–2023
Previous Term: 2012–2016, 2016–2019
Pro-Chancellor: 2018 - February 2022
Chancellor: from 1 March 2022
Appointed by the Minister for Education
Mr Stephen Higgs is a professional director, on the boards of a range of companies and other organisations in a variety of sectors.
He convenes the University Council’s Finance and Budget, Strategy and Planning, Treaty of Waitangi, and Honorary Degrees Committees and is a member of number of other committees. He is a director of University of Otago Holdings Ltd and is a Trustee of the University of Otago Foundation Trust. He is Chair of Otago Innovation Limited.
Stephen is a retired partner, and past Managing Partner, of Polson Higgs, a firm of business advisers and chartered accountants based in Dunedin.