Senior Management Team
Te Ohu Whakahaere
The University of Canterbury | Te Wānanga o Waitaha (UC) is led by the Senior Management Team, which organises and coordinates activities to achieve the goals outlined in:
- UCs 2017 - 2018 plan | Te Mahere a UC 2017-18
- UC Investment Plan 2015-2017
- UC’s 2015–16 Plan
- UC Futures - How UC will support Canterbury's renewal
Professor Cheryl de la Rey leads the Senior Management Team and has responsibility for the overall leadership of the University, reporting to the University Council.
Professor Ian Wright is responsible for strategic leadership and overall academic performance of the University and in particular, maintaining and advancing the University’s research profile, and the development of research collaborations.
Assistant Vice-Chancellor Māori
Dr Darryn Russell assists the University in creating a learning environment which recognises and promotes Aotearoa New Zealand’s unique bicultural society.
Professor Catherine Moran oversees learning and teaching quality, including academic development across the University. Strategic projects include UC’s Graduate Profile and the Children’s University.
Pro-Vice-Chancellor - Arts
Amorangi Toi Tangata
Professor Jonathan Le Cocq is responsible for strategic, academic and operational leadership of the College of Arts | Te Rāngai Toi Tangata.
Pro-Vice-Chancellor - Business and Law
Amorangi Umanga me te Ture
Professor Sonia Mazey is responsible for strategic, academic and operational leadership of the College of Business and Law | Te Rāngai Umanga me te Ture.
Acting Pro-Vice-Chancellor Education, Health & 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.
Professor Jan Evans-Freeman is responsible for strategic, academic and operational leadership of the College of Engineering | Te Rāngai Pūkaha.
Pro-Vice-Chancellor - Science
Professor Wendy Lawson is responsible for strategic, academic and operational leadership of the College of Science | Te Rāngai Pūtaiao.
Kaihautū Matua, Ahumoni
Mr Keith Longden has operational responsibility for the University’s financial matters.
Executive Director Student Services and Communications
Kaihautū Matua, Te Ratonga Ākonga me te Whakapā
Ms Lynn McClelland is responsible for strategy and implementation of domestic and international recruitment, overall student experience, communications and external engagement.
Executive Director - Human Resources
Kaihautū Matua Pūmanawa Tangata
Mr O’Flaherty is responsible for strategy for building a constructive and effective culture at the University, and for provision of human resources systems to promote that culture. He also oversees the University’s early childcare centre.
Executive Director Learning Resources
Kaihautū Matua Rauemi Ako
Ms Alex Hanlon is responsible for the management and development of the University’s libraries, information technology services and the University’s estate, including Capital Works property and infrastructure.
The Terms of Reference for Senior Management meetings are outlined in the Senior Management Terms of Reference document.