Chancellor Sir Neville Jordan KNZM

Sir Neville is a Wellington investor and adviser in science/technology. Executive Chair of his company, Endeavour Capital and Past President Royal Society NZ.


Sir Neville Jordan KNZM is a Wellington investor and adviser in science/technology and Executive Chairman of his company, Endeavour Capital. He joined the Victoria University Council in 2013 and was elected Chancellor commencing in 2015. Sir Neville has a background in electronics engineering and has an honorary Doctorate in Engineering. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the Institution of Professional Engineers of New Zealand and a Chartered Fellow, Institute of Directors. He founded MAS Technology Ltd in 1975, a telecommunications microwave company which he successfully listed on the Nasdaq stock exchange.

His awards and accolades include the Governor-General’s Supreme Award for Exporting and induction into both the NZ Hi Tech Hall of Fame and the NZ Business Hall of Fame. Sir Neville was President of the Royal Society of New Zealand from 2006–2010 and was recently elected Companion of the Royal Society of New Zealand. He was Wellingtonian of the Year in 2012.

Current term

1 January 2016–31 December 2019

Number of previous terms