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The Council


The University of Waikato Council is constituted under Part XV of the Education Act 1989.

Members are elected under the relevant provisions of the Council constitution in accordance with the Election of Members of the Council Statute, which is printed in the current University of Waikato Committee Directory.

Constitution and Membership

Four members appointed by the Minister responsible for Part 13A of the Education Act 1989
Dr Brian Linehan (to 30.10.14)
Mr Mervyn Dallas (to 28.08.15)
Mr Ian Fitzgerald (to 31.12.16)
Mr Mike Pohio (to 29.07.17)

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Waikato
Professor Roy Crawford

One permanent member of the academic staff of the University of Waikato elected by the permanent members of that staff
Professor Barry Barton (to 31.12.14)

One academic staff member elected by and from the members of the Academic Board of the University of Waikato
Dr Alison Campbell (to 31.12.14)

One permanent member of the general staff of the University of Waikato elected by the permanent members of that staff
Ms Renee Boyer-Willisson (to 31.12.14)

One student member appointed following an election by the students of the University conducted in accordance with the University of Waikato Election of Members of the Council Statute
Mr Aaron Letcher (to 31.12.2013)

One member appointed by the Council after consultation with Business New Zealand
Dr John Gallagher (to 31.12.08)

One member appointed by the Council after consultation with the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions
Ms Jeanette Clarkin-Phillips (to 31.12.14)

One member appointed by the Council after consultation with Te Rōpū Manukura
Mr Kingi Turner (to 27.08.17)

One member appointed by the Council on the nomination of Te Arikinui
Mr Trevor Moeke (to 9.10.17)

Up to five members who may be co-opted by Council
Rt Hon. Jim Bolger (to 31.12.14)
Ms Jan Jameson (to 8.08.15)
Mr Todd Muller (to 8.08.15)
Dr. Apirana Mahuika (to 31.12.16)

Mr Tony Whittaker (to 31.12.16)


Secretary to Council
Helen Pridmore