Senior Leadership Team
Te Ohu Whakahaere
The University of Canterbury | Te Wānanga o Waitaha (UC) is led by the Senior Leadership Team, which organises and coordinates activities to achieve the goals outlined in UC’s Strategic Vision 2020 to 2030.
Professor Cheryl de la Rey leads the Senior Leadership Team and has responsibility for the overall leadership of the University, reporting to the University Council.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research
Tumu Tuarua Rangahau
Professor Ian Wright, Deputy Vice-Chancellor – Research, has a dedicated focus on research strategy for the University.
Assistant Vice-Chancellor - Māori, Pacific & Equity
Amokapua Pākākano |
Dr Darryn Russell assists the University in creating a learning environment which recognises and promotes Aotearoa New Zealand’s unique bicultural society.
Professor of Music
Professor Jonathan Le Cocq is responsible for strategic, academic and operational leadership of the College of Arts | Te Rāngai Toi Tangata.
PVC – College of Education, Health and Human Development
Professor Letitia Fickel is responsible for strategic, academic and operational leadership of the College of Education, Health and Human Development I Te Rāngai Ako me te Hauora.
PVC – College of Engineering
Professor Jan Evans-Freeman is responsible for strategic, academic and operational leadership of the College of Engineering | Te Rāngai Pūkaha.
PVC – College of Science
Professor Wendy Lawson is responsible for strategic, academic and operational leadership of the College of Science | Te Rāngai Pūtaiao.
Executive Director of Planning, Finance and ITS
Kaihautū Matua Kōahu
Keith Longden, Executive Director – Planning, Finance and ITS, has oversight of Financial Services, Strategy and Planning and Information Technology Services.
Executive Director of People, Culture and Campus & Acting Executive Director of Student Life, Services and Communications
Kaihautū Matua Pūmanawa Tangata
Paul O’Flaherty, Executive Director – People, Culture and Campus, leads Facilities Services and People and Culture team.
The Terms of Reference for Senior Management meetings are outlined in the Senior Management Terms of Reference document.