Dr Royden J. Somerville QC LLM, PhD (Otago) AAMINZ (Chancellor)
Current Term: 2020 - 2021
Previous Terms: 2010 - 2015, 2016 - 2019
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.