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Finance Advisory Team - Health Sciences


Andrea Wolf, Divisional Finance Manager

Andrea Wolf, Health SciencesAndrea is a Chartered Accountant and started her career in Brisbane with Price Waterhouse. After travelling and working overseas she settled in Dunedin with her husband. Andrea has extensive University of Otago knowledge, having worked for the University for over 20 years in a number of different finance roles in the Financial Services Division and the Health Sciences Division.

In her spare time, Andrea loves spending time with her husband and three children, walking on St Clair beach and catching up with friends over coffee and/or wine at one of the many fabulous local cafés.


Andrea Wolf
Manager Divisional Finance (Health Sciences)
Tel +64 21 279 2103

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Wendy Swainson, Finance Manager

Wendy Swainson imageWendy grew up in Alexandra, before moving around a bit in NZ; then made the big move to London. While in London, Wendy gained the Chartered Management Accountant qualification. She worked mostly in the Financial Services industry (Pensions Administration & Employee Benefits), eventually in a large corporate environment.

Wendy enjoys analytical work and creating added-value reports for non-financial staff. A big part of her last role there was rolling forecasting and business partnering with directors to help them develop and implement strategies.

In February 2018 Wendy, her husband and 2 children made the move to Dunedin. They love to travel around and have been having a great time exploring Otago and Southland.


Wendy Swainson
Finance Manager
Tel +64 3 479 7127

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Alena Khan, Finance Associate

Alena Khan imageAlena is originally from Russia. She completed her Accounting, Analyse and Audit degree and then started her career with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Alena moved to New Zealand in August 2016 with her partner (now husband).

She joined the Revenue Management team at University of Otago in 2017 and the Finance Advisory team in October 2018.

Outside of work, Alena loves doing indoor and outdoor climbing, reading books and is obsessed with space. She also loves travelling around beautiful New Zealand with her husband.


Alena Khan
Finance Associate
Tel +64 3 470 3481

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