VC search process

As you’re aware, the recruitment of a new VC is under way to replace Dr Rod Carr when his term expires on 31 January 2019.

The Vice-Chancellor’s Employment Committee (VCEC), a sub-committee of the University Council is overseeing the recruitment process, and has been expanded from its usual four members, to seven, to form an ad hoc VC Appointment Committee (VCAC) to consider applications and make recommendations to the University Council, which has responsibility for the appointment.

On the recommendation of the VCAC, Council appointed the executive search agency Odgers Berndtson to assist with recruitment and Managing Director Julie Steiner and her team are working closely with us. Advertisements have been placed around the world in various print media and online fora and an active search is under way in parallel. Applications close on 7 March and shortlisting will be undertaken in April with a view to interviews in May. The aim is to make an appointment by mid-year.

The position description and person specification can be found here along with a short video. The Committee is open to the views of the University community, which should be provided via the Registrar and Council Secretary, Mr Jeff Field. 

Dr John Wood                                                                Ms Sue McCormack
Chancellor                                                                       Pro-Chancellor


VCEC membership:

  • Ms Sue McCormack, pro-Chancellor (Chair)
  • Dr John Wood, Chancellor
  • Mr Peter Ballantyne, Chair Audit and Risk Committee
  • Ms Jo Appleyard, external co-option, a partner at Chapman Tripp

VCAC membership:

  • As above plus:
  • Dr Rosemary Banks, Ministerial appointee to Council
  • Mr Shayne Te Aika, Ngai Tahu member of Council
  • Professor Roger Nokes, academic member of Council

2 thoughts on “VC search process”

  1. In the person specification shouldn’t the section where it talks about Ngai Tahu say “net worth of 1.36 billion” rather than “new worth”?

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