At the recent Te Wānanga Kaimahi | Staff Forum on 20 March, our Tumu Whakarae | Vice Chancellor announced changes to the new Senior Leadership Team (SLT) that will best support the delivery of our UC strategy and vision, Tangata Tū,Tangata ora.
With the recent resignation of Alex Hanlon and the retirement of Jeff Field, she has considered the future alignment of teams and portfolios for the new SLT and has consulted with affected staff.
The additions and changes to portfolios are:
Professor Ian Wright, Deputy Vice-Chancellor – Research will focus on research strategy and now has responsibilities for the Library and Ethics.
Professor Catherine Moran, Deputy Vice-Chancellor – Academic also reports to the Vice-Chancellor. She has responsibility for E-Learning, student academic achievement and retention, student and academic grievances as well as records, examinations and graduation.
Lynn McClelland, Executive Director – Student Life, Services and Communications. While the Student Success team will become part of the DVC Academic portfolio, the student pastoral care component remains and will align with student Wellbeing and Accommodation services will require greater focus and commitment for the foreseeable future.
Darryn Russell, Assistant Vice-Chancellor – Māori, Pacific and Equity, will take a more comprehensive UC wide focus on equity and diversity to bring about a more inclusive UC community where each person feels at home and able to fulfil their potential.
Keith Longden, CFO / Executive Director – Planning, Finance and ITS, will now have oversight of Planning, Financial Services and Information Technology Services. Keith will also lead Risk and Assurance Management.
Paul O’Flaherty, Executive Director – People, Culture and Campus, has assumed responsibilities for Emergency Management, Campus Services, Capital Works and Facilities Management.
We are in the process of recruiting for General Counsel/Registrar role who will work closely with SLT and the Council. In the meantime Paul O’Flaherty is assisting in this role.
Thank you to everyone for their contribution, willingness and commitment as we continue to focus on the delivery on UC’s strategy and vision for the future.
You can watch a recording of Te Wānanga Kaimahi | Staff Forum on the Intranet here. (Cheryl explains the changes to SLT at 14:00).
Please be patient as colleagues work through the UC website to update these changes to titles and departments in the many places where they appear.