Sheelagh Matear

- Executive Director

Professor Sheelagh Matear has been Executive Director of AQA since February 2016. She is also a member of the AQA Board. 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.

Rebecca Meinders-Sykes

- Academic Quality Support & Administration Officer

Rebecca Meinders-Sykes has been the Academic Quality Support & Administration Officer since April 2018. She currently works two days per week for AQA on secondment from her role as Finance & Academic Programmes Administrator at Universities New Zealand. Rebecca is a graduate of Victoria University of Wellington.