Equity Leadership Committee

Terms of Reference

  • To enhance integrated, effective and efficient equity leadership across the University.
  • To enhance the University of Auckland’s national and international equity leadership.
  • To advise Senate and Council on University equity strategy, plans, policy, projects and outcomes.
  • To monitor and report on the implementation of the University’s equity strategy, plans, policy, and projects.
  • To ensure the University’s statutory and other compliance obligations are met.


  1. Conflicts of Interest
    Committee members must declare any real or perceived conflicts of interest in line with the requirements of the University’s Conflicts of Interest Policy.
  2. Confidentiality
    Committee members have a responsibility to treat all information with appropriate confidentiality. This includes matters tabled or discussed at the Committee meetings, as well as any additional issues that are raised outside meetings.  


  • Pro Vice-Chancellor (Equity)
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Strategic Engagement)
  • Pro Vice-Chancellor (Māori)
  • Pro Vice-Chancellor (Pacific)
  • Two faculty Deans
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Operations) and Registrar
  • Director (Human Resources)
  • University Librarian
  • Two members of the Faculty Equity Chairs Group
  • One AUSA student representative

The Equity Leadership Committee reports twice yearly to Council.

Committee members and term of office

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Equity) Holds office until
Ms T McNaughton - Chair Ex-officio
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
Holds office until
Professor J Morrow
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Strategic Engagement)
Holds office until
Professor J Dixon
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Māori)
Holds office until
Professor C Kiro
Pro Vice-Chancellor - Pacific
Holds office until
Associate Professor D Salesa
Two Faculty Deans:
Holds office until
Professor R Greenberg, Arts
Professor D Brand, NICAI Ex-officio
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Operations) and Registrar
Holds office until
Mrs A Cleland
Director, Human Resources
Holds office until
Mr A Phipps
University Librarian
Holds office until
Ms S Roberts
Two members of the Faculty Equity Chairs Group:
Holds office until
Professor V Braun, Science
Mrs C Dunphy, Engineering Ex-officio
One AUSA student representative
Holds office until
Ms A Harirajh

Committee Secretary

Ms V Watson
Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 84923
Email: v.watson@auckland.ac.nz.

Schedule of meetings

07.04.2020 11.00am
04.08.2020 1.00pm
27.10.2020 1.00pm