Professor Cindy Kiro

Ngā Puhi, Ngāti Kahu, Ngāti Hine

Professor Cindy Kiro

Key responsibilities

Cindy focuses on developing a positive Māori profile within and about the University and helping develop Māori programmes in liaison with the Vice-Chancellor, Māori staff, students and the community.

She advises the University at all levels, from the Vice-Chancellor to the Senior Leadership Team and faculties through our management structure. At the faculty level, she works with kaiārahi to support both academic and professional staff. She maintains working relationships with Māori student groups.

Cindy is also responsible for Waipapa Marae and the Rūnanga.

She is Chair of the Welfare Expert Advisory Group for the Government, and was New Zealand’s 4th Children’s Commissioner - establishing the Taskforce for Action on Family Violence, the largest ever response to family violence. A large number of initiatives arose from this Taskforce, including a very effective public attitudes campaign on stopping family violence.

Contact details

Professor Cindy Kiro
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Maori)
The University of Auckland
Private Bag 92019
Auckland 1142
New Zealand.

Phone: +64 9 923 5080
Email: c.kiro@auckland.ac.nz