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University Council and management

Massey University was established as a university under the Massey University Act 1964 (founding legislation). It is governed in accordance with the Education and Training Act 2020, which defines the function and duties of the Council, and the Vice-Chancellor.

The University Council

Massey University's governing body is the University Council. This includes lay, academic, alumni and student members and is responsible for overseeing the management and control of the affairs, concerns and property of the University. The Council Chair and the ceremonial head of the University is the Chancellor, elected by Council for a one year term from within its ranks.

University management

The Vice-Chancellor is the chief executive officer of the University, a member of Council, the Academic Board and chair of the University's Senior Leadership Team.