The University Council

The University Council page contains links to archived council papers, minutes and agendas.

About the University Council
When does the Council meet?
Council meeting papers
Who is on the University Council?

About the University Council

Massey University’s governing body is the University Council. Council members include lay, academic and student members and are responsible for overseeing the management and control of the affairs, concerns and property of the University. It's Chair, and ceremonial head of the University, is the Chancellor, elected by Council for a one year term from within its ranks. Council meets on the first Friday of March, May, July, September, October and December unless otherwise notified.

When does the Council meet?

The next meeting of the Massey University Council will be held on Friday 6 March 2015 on the Manawatu Campus. 2015 Meeting Schedule for Council, Council Committees and graduations is provided below.

Massey University Council and Council Committee meetings 2015.pdf (40 KB)

Notice of Council meeting - 6 March 2015.pdf (147 KB)

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Council meeting papers

Part I Council papers are public documents and are available in PDF format.

Download the meeting papers for the Council meetings.

Parties may request copies of documents as per the Official Information Act 1982 and Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 by contacting the Executive Secretary, Office of University Registrar. A small charge for photocopying may apply.

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Massey University Council members

Chancellor: Mr Chris Kelly MVSc (Massey) MACVSc

Pro Chancellor: Mr Michael Ahie BBS (Hons)

Vice-Chancellor: Hon Steve Maharey CNZM BA MA (Hons)

Members Appointed by the Minister of Education
Mr Michael Ahie BBS (Hons)
Mr Colin Harvey ONZM BAgSc, BCC Auck 
Mr Ben Vanderkolk LLB Cant
Dr Helen Anderson QSO PhD Cantab CRSNZ FInstD

Elected Permanent Member of Academic Staff 
Associate Professor Grant Duncan MA(Hons) PhD Auck 

Elected Academic Staff of the Academic Board
Professor Cynthia White BA(Hons) PhD DipTESL Well. 

Permanent Member of General Staff
Ms Fiona Coote GradDipBusStuds(BusLaw) DipArts 

Massey University Maori Student member
Ms Nitika Erueti-Satish

Massey University Internal Student member
Mr Liam Tait

Massey University Distance Student member

Elected members from the Court of Convocation 
Ms Lesley Whyte JP MBA
Mr Bruce Ullrich OBE MBA BCom (Cant) ACA FInstD

Council appointees on the nomination of the Vice-Chancellor

Ms Kura Denness MBA CA

Mr Chris Kelly MVSc (Massey) MACVSc

Dr Russell Ballard CNZM BAgrSc MAgrSc PhD Florida USA FNZIM

Mr Ian Marshall BCom (Natal) CANZ CASA

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Council News

First woman on Massey University Council dies
Friday 20 March 2015
Margaret Keeling, the first woman to sit on the Massey University Council, died in Levin last Friday, aged 80.
Helen Anderson appointed to Massey University Council
Monday 30 June 2014
Former Research, Science and Technology chief executive Dr Helen Anderson has been appointed to the Massey University Council.
New Chancellor for Massey University
Friday 6 December 2013
Wellington businessman Chris Kelly is Massey University's new Chancellor. Mr Kelly replaces Dr Russ Ballard, who has been Chancellor for the past...
Graduation ceremonies cap off year
Friday 29 November 2013
Massey University graduates celebrated their academic success at a record three capping ceremonies in Palmerston North today.

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