Council Board and committees , Te Poari me ngā komiti

The Academic Board, Finance and Assurance Committee, and the People and Culture Committee are sub-committees of the University Council.

Academic Board

The Education and Training Act 2020 requires the University Council to establish an academic board to advise Council on matters relating to courses of study or training, awards, and other academic matters.

Objectives

To support Council in fulfilling its legislated functions and duties, the Academic Board will regularly provide opportunities for reflection, debate and academic policy-formation focused on those things that have significant implications for teaching and learning, and research and the sustainability of the University.

These include Massey's:

  • values
  • strategic direction
  • policies and practices
  • student voice.

The Academic Board will demonstrate leadership in working to build the foundations for a Tiriti-led University environment and develop an understanding of what being Tiriti-led means within the context of the Board’s responsibilities, as the University moves toward the enactment of Te Tiriti in practice.

Current membership

Here is the current membership of the Academic Board – 34 members.

This table shows the current members of the Academic Board and whether they were appointed or elected.
Position Member College Appointed or elected
Vice-Chancellor Professor Jan Thomas Appointed
Provost Professor Giselle Byrnes Appointed
Deputy Vice-Chancellor Māori Professor Meihana Durie Appointed
College Board Chair Associate Professor Jo Cullinane Business College Appointed
College Board Chair Professor Ray Geor Sciences College Appointed
College Board Chair Professor Jill McCutcheon Health College Appointed
College Board Chair Professor Margaret Petty Creative Arts College Appointed
College Board Chair Professor Cynthia White Humanities and Social Sciences College Appointed
Dean, Pacific Professor Tasa Havea Appointed
University Registrar Dr Tere McGonagle-Daly Appointed
Pukenga Tiriti Associate Professor Veronica Tawhai
Māori academic staff representative Professor Huia Jahnke Elected
Māori academic staff representative Associate Professor Fiona Te Momo Elected
Māori academic staff representative Professor Chris Cunningham Elected
Academic staff Dr Marta Rychert Health College Elected
Academic staff Professor Carol Wham Health College Elected
Academic staff Professor Nicolette Sheridan Health College Elected
Academic staff Professor Stephen Croucher Business College Elected
Academic staff Associate Professor Claire Matthews (Chairperson) Business College Elected
Academic staff Professor Jane Parker Business College Elected
Academic staff Distinguished Professor Peter Schwerdtfeger Sciences College Elected
Academic staff Professor Dianne Brunton Sciences College Elected
Academic staff Professor Georg Zellmer Sciences College Elected
Academic staff Professor Julieanna Preston Creative Arts College Elected
Academic staff Associate Professor Andre Mūrnieks Creative Arts College Elected
Academic staff Associate Professor Oli Wilson Creative Arts College Elected
Academic staff Professor Bryan Walpert Humanities and Social Sciences College Elected
Academic staff Professor Lisa Emerson Humanities and Social Sciences College Elected
Academic staff Dr Maria Borovnik Humanities and Social Sciences College Elected
Student representative Fiona Lu Appointed
Student representative Arapera Taiapa-Johnson Appointed
Student representative Marla Beissel Appointed
Student representative Jacalyn Clare Appointed
Student representative Michaela Futter Appointed

Meeting dates

The first part of Academic Board meetings (Part One) are open to the public (except for confidential matters which are discussed in the public-excluded Part Two of the meeting). Meetings are held on Wednesdays, with the public session starting at 1.30pm.

All Academic Board meetings are hosted through video conference. If you would like to attend a meeting, or would like further information, please contact the Academic Board Secretary, Christabelle Marshall, at C.Marshall2@massey.ac.nz.

2023 meeting dates

This table shows the 2022 meeting dates for the Academic Board.
Meeting date (Wednesday) Deadline for papers or reports (Friday)
15 February 3 February
15 March 3 March
19 April 6 April (Thursday)
16 May (Tuesday) 5 May
14 June 2 June
19 July 7 July
16 August 4 August
13 September 1 September
18 October 6 October
15 November 3 November

Meeting agendas

Below are the agendas for recent Academic Board meetings. If you would like to request an agenda from an earlier meeting, please email the Academic Board Secretary, Christabelle Marshall, C.Marshall2@massey.ac.nz

Finance and Assurance Committee

The Finance and Assurance Committee supports Council in its responsibilities for ensuring the quality and integrity of the financial management and assurance requirements of the University are met.

Members of the Finance and Assurance Committee

Mr Ian Marshall (Chair)

Chancellor, Mr Michael Ahie

Pro-Chancellor, Mr Ben Vanderkolk

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Jan Thomas

Ms Traci Houpapa

Professor Sarah Leberman (Staff member)

Minnie-Kalo Voi (Student member)

People and Culture Committee

The People and Culture Committee gives strategic advice and guidance to Council with respect to the University’s strategic priorities as they relate to its people and culture.

Members of the People and Culture Committee

Pro-Chancellor, Mr Ben Vanderkolk (Chair)

Chancellor, Mr Michael Ahie

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Jan Thomas

Mr Alistair Davis

Ms Oriana Paewai

Contacts

Christabelle Marshall

Academic Board Secretary, Governance and Assurance

Contact Christabelle at the Governance and Assurance office about Academic Board meetings, papers or for other related enquiries.

Maryse Ropiha

Executive Officer to Council

Contact Maryse at the Governance and Assurance office about committee meetings, papers or for other related enquiries.

Contact Massey

Massey University New Zealand

Hours

8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday

Free phone inside New Zealand
Phone outside New Zealand
Text

5222

Fax

+64 6 350 5618

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