University leaders

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

Heads of academic schools and departments Name
Accounting and Information Systems Annette Mills
Aotahi: Māori and Indigenous Studies Sacha McMeeking/Jeanette King
Biological Sciences  Matthew Turnbull
UC Business School Paul Ballantine
Chemical and Process Engineering Daniel Holland
Civil and Natural Resources Engineering Daniel Nilsson
Computer Science and Software Engineering Andreas Willig
Earth and Environment  James Shulmeister
Economics and Finance Jedrzej Bialkowski
Educational Studies and Leadership Susan Lovett
Electrical and Computer Engineering Paul Gaynor
Fine Arts - School of Humanities & Creative Arts Aaron Kreisler
Forestry Bruce Manley
Health Sciences Cathy Andrew
Humanities & Creative Arts Peter Field
Language, Social & Political Sciences LindaJean Kenix
Law Neil Boister
Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship Lucie Ozanne
Mathematics and Statistics Clemency Montelle
Mechanical Engineering Mathieu Sellier
Music - School of Humanities & Creative Arts Peter Field
Product Design Conan Fee
Physical and Chemical Sciences Rudi Marquez
Psychology, Speech and Hearing Donald Hine
Teacher Education Misty Sato

Dean of Arts - Kevin Watson

Dean (International) - Chris Jones

Associate Dean (Academic) - Alison Holcroft

Business and Law

Dean of Law – Ursula Cheer

Dean of Business  - Russell Wordsworth

Education, Health and Human Development

Academic Dean (on secondment to AVC-Academic) - Julie Mackey

Acting Academic Dean - Sarah Lovell

Associate Dean - David Small


College of Engineering Dean (Academic) - Dirk Pons

College of Engineering Dean (International) - Moffat Mathews

College of Engineering Dean (First Year) - Philippa Martin


Academic Dean of Science – Associate Professor David Conradson

International Dean – Professor Richard Hartshorn

Postgraduate Research Professor Megan McAuliffe (Dean of Postgraduate Research)
  Associate Professor Rebecca Kelly (Associate Dean)
Associate Dean of Postgraduate Research (Scholarships) Professor Ekant Veer