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Management Team

Meet UCOL's Senior Leadership Team and connect with them on Linkedin.


Dr Amanda Lynn

Chief Executive

UCOL's Senior Leadership Team is led by Dr Amanda Lynn. 

Dr Lynn was appointed Chief Executive of UCOL in 2018.  She has extensive experience working closely with iwi, communities, businesses, industry groups, local and central government, internationally, and with tertiary institutes. Dr Lynn has a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), focusing on innovation, entrepreneurship and economic development, awarded by Massey University in 2016.  

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Dr Arthur Chin

Executive Director, Business Development

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Christine Beech

Director Communications

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Brian Trott

Chief Financial Officer

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Gianetta Lapsley

Executive Director, Quality

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Dr Jerry Shearman

Executive Director, Education & Applied Research

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Meredith Blackler

Executive Director, People and Safety

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Dr Nicky Van der Bergh

Executive Director, Student Success

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Teina Mataira

Pouarahi/Director Māori and Pasefika Education

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