Patron: Her Excellency, The Right Honourable Dame Cindy Kiro, GNZM, QSO, Governor-General of New Zealand

Universities Worldwide: The changing focus of universities

Guest Speaker: Hon. Steve Maharey
CNZM, Vice-Chancellor of Massey University

Event Date: Thursday 29th May 2014
Event Time: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm

Event Location: Bell Gully
Level 21, HP Tower, 171 Featherston Street, Wellington, 6011.

Please note no building access after 6pm.

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Hon. Steve Maharey

Hon. Steve Maharey

Steve Maharey is the Vice-Chancellor of Massey University. Massey is New Zealand’s national university, teaching 34,000 students on its campuses in Palmerston North, Albany and Wellington as well as through distance learning.

His academic interests include social policy, education policy, cultural studies, social change, media and the role of government. He is currently working on new approaches to government and the public service in the 21st century.

He is frequently invited speaker and contributor to all forms of media.

Prior to taking up his appointment at Massey at the end of 2008, he was a Government Minister for nine years holding a wide range of portfolios including Minister of Education, Minister of Social Development and Employment, Minister of Research Science and Technology, Minister of Broadcasting and Minister of Housing. He was the Member of Parliament for Palmerston North from 1990 until 2008.

Before entering Parliament he was a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Massey University. He has also taught as a Junior Lecturer in Business Administration.

He has been an elected City Councillor.

He was awarded the Companion of New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM) in 2009.

Bell Gully

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