University leaders

The following leaders are responsible for the overall management of UC.

Last updated: 19-June-2023 - Page managed by Lelanie Crous
Heads of academic schools and departments Name
Accounting and Information Systems Chris Akroyd
Aotahi: Māori and Indigenous Studies Carl Mika
Biological Sciences Elissa Cameron
Chemical and Process Engineering Daniel Holland
Civil and Natural Resources Engineering Daniel Nilsson
Computer Science and Software Engineering Andreas Willig
Creative and Digital Arts Aaron Kreisler
Earth and Environment  James Shulmeister
Economics and Finance Jedrzej Bialkowski
Educational Studies and Leadership Cheryl Brown
Electrical and Computer Engineering Alan Wood
Forestry Bruce Manley
Health Sciences Cathy Andrew
Language, Social & Political Sciences LindaJean Kenix
Law Karen Scott
Management, Marketing and Tourism Diane Mollenkopf
Mathematics and Statistics Clemency Montelle
Mechanical Engineering Mathieu Sellier
Product Design Adrian Clark (Acting) 
Physical and Chemical Sciences Rudi Marquez
Psychology, Speech and Hearing Donald Hine
Teacher Education Te Hurinui Karaka-Clarke (Acting HoS)
Humanities  Peter Field




Dean Academic Success - Julie Mackey

Dean Academic Governance - Ross James


Executive Dean - Kevin Watson

Associate Dean (Academic) – Jeanette King

Associate Dean (Research) - Bronwyn Hayward


Executive Dean - Jocelyn Nuttall

Associate Dean (Academic) - Jo Fletcher

Associate Dean (Research) - Brigid McNeill


Acting Executive Dean – Saurabh Sinha

Associate Dean (Academic) – Pedro Lee

Associate Dean (Postgraduate and International) – Sid Becker

Associate Dean (Academic) - Rua Murray


Acting Executive Dean - Cathy Andrew

Acting Associate Dean (Research) – Laurie McLay

Acting Associate Dean (Academic) - Sarah-Kate Millar


Executive Dean - Paul Ballantine

Associate Dean (Academic) - Russell Wordsworth

Associate Dean (Research) - Pavel Castka


Acting Executive Dean – Karen Scott


Executive Dean – Sarah Young

Associate Dean (Academic) – Deirdre Hart

Postgraduate Research

Dean of Postgraduate Research - Megan McAuliffe

Associate Dean of Postgraduate Research - Scholarships - Ekant Veer