UC Legend - Donald Couch

Ngāi Tahu Iwi Leader Donald Couch is a well-known educator, author and resource manager both in New Zealand and abroad.

Donald Couch

Donald Couch was UC’s first Ngāi Tahu graduate and has since carved out a remarkable career in both education and resource management in Canada and New Zealand.

At the same time, he was Pro-Chancellor of Lincoln University and Deputy Kaiwhakahaere, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and is currently one of seven government-appointed Commissioners who now oversee operations of Environment Canterbury Regional Council.