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Lincoln Management


Lincoln Management

Senior Management's role is to ensure that the university meets a range of expectations. These include educational quality and relevance, as well as development goals.

The Vice-Chancellor undertakes the role of Chief Executive Officer of Lincoln University. This role is supported by the Senior Management Group.

The Vice-Chancellor is responsible for academic leadership, advancing the interests of the university (particularly through strategic planning, developing culture, values and motivation, and optimising outputs from available resources) and for employing staff.

He or she reports to Council on the achievement of agreed objectives, which relate to the overall operation of the university and to issues of academic quality.

The key activities of the university are managed by the Vice-Chancellor through delegations to senior managers.

Senior Management Group:

Professor Bruce McKenzie, Acting Vice-Chancellor
Professor James McWha, Provost, Chancellor Children’s University
Professor Grant Edwards, Deputy Vice-Chancellor
Dr Lorraine Petelo, Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Teaching & Learning), Chair Academic Board)
Dr Dione Payne, Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Māori and Pasifika)
Phil O'Callaghan, Chief Operating Officer
Karen McEwan, Executive Director, People, Culture and Wellbeing
Stuart Reilly, Acting Executive Director, Campus Life
Professor Greg Ryan, Proctor
Amrapali MacDonald, Proctor

Additional members (extended):

Professor Hugh Bigsby, Dean, Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce
Associate Professor Roland Harrison, Dean, Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Associate Professor Roslyn Kerr, Dean, Faculty of Environment, Society and Design
Professor Caroline Saunders, Director, AERU
Howard Gant, Finance Director
Dr Lorraine Petelo, Chair, Academic Board
Professor Travis Glare, Director, Bio-Protection Research Centre
Kate Flower, Director, Student and Stakeholder Engagement, Customer Engagement and Insights
Kevin Hurren, Director, Research Management Office

Contact details:


Telephone: 03 325 3820