Assistant Vice-Chancellor Māori
Amokapua Māori | Darryn Russell

Darryn Russell

Background

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Mr Russell was appointed Assistant Vice-Chancellor Māori in April 2011.  He previously was the Director, Māori Development at the University of Otago.

He is Ngāi Tahu, and a member of Ōtākou Rūnanga. His experience includes directorships on commercial, non-commercial, philanthropic and community organisations.  Mr Russell has also held ministerial appointments to national committees.

Brief curriculum vitae

Mr Russell started his working life with the Inland Revenue Department, through the then Department of Māori Affairs and was later appointed the Māori Community Officer with the department. He then took up a position with Department of Internal Affairs and just prior to settlement with the Crown, accepted a regional leadership and development position with Ngāi Tahu.

Mr Russell has always had a focus on Ngāi Tahu and rūnanga development. With this background, he held the position of Director, Māori Development at the University of Otago for several years. Mr Russell's current position as Assistant Vice-Chancellor Māori has responsibility for developing and maintaining University Treaty based relationships with iwi and Māori providers and coordinating and implementing Māori Strategy development at the University of Canterbury.  The Māori Development Team is also part of his portfolio.

The role of the Assistant Vice-Chancellor Māori

The role of the AVC Māori is to help the university in general and in particular support a learning environment which recognises and promotes New Zealand’s unique bicultural society.

Ko tā te AVC Māori mahi ko te ārahi i Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha whānui, otirā me matua tautoko i te taiao ako hai whakatairanga, hai whakamana hoki te hāpori tikanga rua o Aotearoa nei.

The Assistant Vice-Chancellor Māori has responsibility for:

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