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Dr Royden J. Somerville QC LLM, PhD (Otago) AAMINZ   (Chancellor)

Dr Royden Somerville
Dr Royden Somerville QC

Current Term: 2020 - 2021
Previous Terms: 2010 - 2015, 2016 - 2019
Pro-Chancellor: 2017
Chancellor: 2018, 2019, 2020

Appointed by the Minister of Education

Dr Royden Somerville QC is a barrister based in Dunedin. He specialises in public and environmental law. He was appointed as a Queens Counsel in 1998.

He is a Fellow of Knox College, the Chair of the Health & Safety and Ethics Compliance Committee, the Convener of the Appeals Board and a member of the Capital Development Committee, the Audit & Risk Committee, the Finance and Budget Committee, the Honorary Degrees Committee and a Trustee of the University of Otago Foundation Trust.

Email:  chancellor@otago.ac.nz