Sheelagh Matear

- Executive Director

Emeritus Professor Sheelagh Matear was appointed as the Executive Director for AQA in March 2016. Prior to this she was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic Quality and Student Experience at Lincoln University. Sheelagh has had extensive involvement in academic quality, overseeing the Cycles 3 and 4 academic audits of Lincoln University, membership of the Committee on Academic Programmes for 11 years and as an academic auditor and reviewer and member of many academic committees and working groups. She has previously worked at the University of Otago, University of Arizona and University of Plymouth.

Tiana Mihaere

- Academic Quality Support & Administration Officer

Tiana Mihaere has joined us in the Academic Quality Support & Administration role. Tiana is of Kāi Tahu, Kāti Mamoe, Waitaha, Ngāti Kahungunu and Rangitāne descent. She is a Medical Student at the University of Otago and is taking a gap year to study Te Reo Māori, Rongoā Māori through Te Wānanga o Raukawa in Ōtaki . We welcome the indigenous knowledge that Tiana brings to our team alongside her experience with Te Mana Ākonga, the national Māori Student Association and other local Student Associations.