Vice-Chancellor | Tumu Whakarae
Dr Rod Carr

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Dr Rod Carr was appointed Vice-Chancellor in 2009. Prior to this, he was managing director of Jade Software Corporation Ltd and spent five years at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand as a director and deputy governor. He was also acting governor for five months. During an 11 year career in commercial banking, Dr Carr worked in a range of senior executive and management roles.

He has a PhD in insurance and risk management, an MBA in money and financial markets, an MA in applied economics and managerial science and undergraduate honours degrees in law and in economics.

Dr Carr is a director of the Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce and the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. He is also a trustee of the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust.

The role of the Vice-Chancellor

The Vice-Chancellor has responsibility for the overall leadership of the university, reporting to the University Council. Dr Carr leads the senior management team and is the equivalent of the Chief Executive of the university.

The Vice-Chancellor has operational responsibility for management policy, all policies and procedures related to Health & Safety compliance, occupational health, ACC and environmental safety.