Amokapua Pākākano | Amokapua Māori, Pacific and Equity

Dr Darryn Russell

Darryn Russell

Background

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Dr Russell was appointed Amokapua Pākākano | Assistant Vice-Chancellor Māori, Pacific and Equity 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. Dr Russell's current position as Amokapua Pākākano | Assistant Vice-Chancellor Māori, Pacific and Equity has the responsibility for developing and maintaining university Treaty based relationships with iwi and Māori providers, people of the Pacific while also coordinating and implementing strategy development for Māori, Pacific and a focus of equity, diversity and inclusiveness at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury.

The role of the Amokapua Pākākano | Assistant Vice-Chancellor Māori, Pacific and Equity

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

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The Amokapua Pākāno has the responsibility for:

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