Committees of Council

Ngā Komiti o te Kaunihera

The Council delegates its authority where appropriate to the Vice-Chancellor for the day-to-day affairs of the university and to council committees for making reccommendations on governance matters.

The Council has delegated authority to the following Council committees:

The Executive Committee acts for Council on matters that require immediate attention between Council meetings.  It reports major decisions to the next meeting of Council.

Membership

  • Chancellor Hon. Amy Adams
  • Pro-Chancellor Mr Shayne Te Aika
  • Vice-Chancellor Professor Cheryl de la Rey
  • Member of Council - Mr Peter Ballantyne

Secretary

Adela Kardos, General Counsel/Registrar

The Audit and Risk Committee is responsible for monitoring the ongoing effectiveness of financial reporting, internal controls, statutory and regulatory compliance and risk management activities.  The committee monitors trends in the University’s risk profile and considers how it manages or mitigates key risk exposures.  It implements risk management through its business processes of planning, budgeting, investment and project analysis, and operations management.

Membership

Ex officio members

  • Chancellor, Hon. Amy Adams
  • Pro-Chancellor, Mr Shayne Te Aika

Members on the Committee elected by Council

  • Ms Keiran Horne (Chair)
  • Mr Peter Ballantyne

In attendance (no voting rights)

  • General Counsel | Registrar (Secretary)
  • Vice-Chancellor
  • Any Council member
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellors
  • Executive Director, Planning, Finance and Digital Services

Further information about the Audit and Risk Committee is available on the Committee's terms of reference page.

The Honours and Appointments Committee is responsible for making recommendations to Council on the award of Honorary Doctorates and other Honours, and on internal and external appointments to Council.

Membership

  • Chancellor Hon. Amy Adams
  • Pro-Chancellor Mr Shayne Te Aika
  • Vice-Chancellor Professor Cheryl de la Rey
  • Member of Council - Mr Peter Ballantyne

Secretary

Adela Kardos, General Counsel | Registrar

 

The Executive Dean of the Faculty associated with the award of an Honorary Doctorate may be invited to attend meetings of the Committee.

Recipients of University Honours can be found on the Professores Emeriti, Honorary Doctorates and Canterbury Distinguished Professors page.

Further information is available on the Honours and Appointments Committee terms of reference page.

The primary purpose of the Vice-Chancellor's Employment Committee is to review the Vice-Chancellor’s remuneration package and performance.  Concurrence is then sought from the Public Service Commission and Council is informed.  The Committee also manages the process around Vice-Chancellor selection and appointment.

Membership

  • Hon. Amy Adams, Chancellor (Chair)
  • Mr Shayne Te Aika, Pro-Chancellor 
  • Mr Peter Ballantyne, Member of Council
  • Ms Jo Appleyard, External Member

Terms of reference

To act for the Council in dealing with matters relating to the employment of the Vice-Chancellor, including leave and annual review of performance.  The Committee periodically reports its activities to Council.

The University Appeals Committee hears student appeals on academic and misconduct matters.

Membership

  • Chancellor (Chair) or delegate
  • Vice-Chancellor or delegate 
  • UCSA President or delegate 
  • External member of Council nominated by the Chancellor

Secretary

Adela Kardos, General Counsel/Registrar

For enquiries about Committees of Council contact Grantley Judge, Governance and Compliance Manager.  Email: Grantley.Judge@canterbury.ac.nz