Delegations of authority

As the governing body of the University, the Council exercises a number of powers and holds duties with regards to the University’s functions. On a day-to-day basis many of these functions, powers and duties are delegated to the Vice-Chancellor and others, to ensure the smooth running of the University.

The Delegations of Authority Policy describes how powers and duties are delegated, and the rules governing the exercise of the delegations of authority for the University, and the Delegations Schedule lists the delegations.

Important: Please note that the below schedule is currently being updated to ensure consistency with the new financial delegated authority levels. For current information on spending thresholds, please see the financial delegations schedule

For enquiries about University of Canterbury Delegations of Authority, contact Adela Kardos, General Counsel and Registrar.  Email: