Board

Board members are appointed by Universities New Zealand – Te Pōkai Tara from nominations made by the organisations listed. The Chair is appointed by Universities New Zealand. The Deputy Chair is appointed by Universities New Zealand from the appointed Board members and after considering the advice of the Board. Functions of the Board are defined in the Constitution.

AQA Board Group Photo

Sitting Left to Right: Emeritus Professor Sheelagh Matear (Executive Director AQA), Emeritus Professor Pat Walsh (Chair), Pania Gray (Deputy Chair)  

Standing Left to Right: Jonathan Gee, Dr Kaye McAulay, Professor Neil Quigley, Professor Jack Heinemann, Michèle Stanton

Emeritus Professor Pat Walsh PhD (Minnesota)

- Chair of the Board

Pania Gray BA(Hons), BCA

- Deputy Chair

Emeritus Professor Sheelagh Matear BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD

- Executive Director

Professor Sheelagh Matear has been Executive Director of AQA since February 2016. She was previously Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic Quality and Student Experience) at Lincoln University. Professor Matear completed her PhD in nautical studies at Plymouth University in the UK. She then moved to the University of Arizona where she worked in the office of economic development. Professor Matear moved to New Zealand to take up a position in the Marketing Department at the University of Otago before moving to her current position.

Professor Neil Quigley BA MA(Hons) Canterbury PhD Toronto

- Vice-Chancellor

Member of the New Zealand Vice-Chancellors' Committee.

Professor Jack Heinemann BSc(Hons) Wisconsin-Madison, PhD Oregon

Nominated by the New Zealand Tertiary Education Union. 

Dr Kaye McAulay PhD (Victoria)

Michèle Stanton BA, LLB, GradDip (Law), DipBusStud

Jonathan Gee New Zealand Union of Students' Associations (NZUSA) nominee