Council Committees

Academic Board

Convenor: Vice-Chancellor, Professor Grant Guilford

The Academic Board is established under sections 182(2), 193 and 194 of the Education Act 1989. The Academic Board statute (effective from 12 December 2012) defines the membership, functions and powers of the Board.

Audit and Risk Committee

Convenor: Council Member, Mr John Selby

The Audit and Risk Committee operates within the relevant provisions of the Education Amendment Act 1990 and the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987. The Committee’s scope encompasses the University and its subsidiaries.

Defined in the Committee’s terms of reference, the objective of the Committee is to assist the Council in discharging its responsibilities relative to financial reporting, oversight of risk management and compliance with legislation.

Members of the Audit and Risk Committee for 2014:

Finance Committee

Convenor: Council Member, Mr Roger Taylor

The Finance Committee operates within the relevant provisions of the Education Amendment Act 1990 and the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987.

Defined in the Committee’s terms of reference, the objective of the Committee is to give Council timely assistance in discharging its responsibilities for assuring the quality and integrity of the financial management of the University. This includes financial planning and strategy, financial control, financial reporting, the management of risk and the monitoring of financial performance.

Members of the Finance Committee for 2014:

 

Governance Committee

Convenor: Council Member, Ms Helen Sutch

The Governance Committee operates within the relevant provisions of the Education Amendment Act 1990 and the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987. Defined in the Committee’s terms of reference, the Committee is responsible for advising the Council on its role, processes and performance, including the fulfilment of the Council’s statutory responsibilities.

Members of the Governance Committee in 2014:

 

Campus Development Committee

 Convenor: Council Member, Mr Neil Paviour-Smith

The Campus Development Committee operates within the relevant provisions of the Education Amendment Act 1990 and the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987.  

Council members:

Honorary Degrees and Hunter Fellowships Committee

The Honorary Degrees and Hunter Fellowships Committee operates within the relevant provisions of the Education Amendment Act 1990 and the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987. Defined in the Committee’s terms of reference, the Committee is responsible for making recommendations to Council regarding the criteria, conferment or award for/of an honorary degree, Hunter Fellowship or any other honorary award which the Council may wish to bestow.


 

Te Aka Matua—Māori Advisory Committee

Convener: Chancellor, Ian McKinnon (Acting)

As defined in the committee’s terms of reference, the objective of the Maori Advisory Committee is to provide Council with timely advice on the university’s relations with Māori communities as they support the development and implementation of the strategic plan. The committee receives reports, and makes recommendations to Council, about its responsibilities as they concern Māori communities.

 

Vice-Chancellor’s Performance Review Committee

Convenor: Council Member, Brenda Pillot

The Vice-Chancellor’s Performance Review Committee aids the Council to meet its responsibility to monitor and evaluate the Vice-Chancellor’s performance, as prescribed in section 180 of the Education Act 1989.

Disciplinary Appeals Committee

Convenor: Associate Professor David Crabbe

The Disciplinary Appeals Committee is established on a case-by-case basis, with its powers conferred by the Student Conduct Statute pursuant to sections 193 and 222 of the Education Act 1989. The Statute sets out the procedures that apply in the event that a student is alleged to have breached acceptable standards of conduct.

Any appeal against a deciding manager’s decision regarding a complaint of misconduct or serious misconduct, with the exception of those complaints that have been addressed using the tikanga Māori process, is made to the Disciplinary Appeals Committee.

The Committee comprises the Convenor, a student member of the Student Forum, a member of the University’s Equity Committee and a member of the Council.