About the Vice-Chancellor

Vice-Chancellor Professor Neil Quigley

Professor Neil Quigley

BA MA(Hons) Canterbury, PhD Toronto

Professor Quigley became Vice-Chancellor of the University of Waikato in early 2015. Since his appointment he has led substantial change designed to improve the quality of teaching and research, align staffing with the challenges of the modern tertiary environment, and increase engagement with communities around the Waikato, Bay of Plenty and central North Island regions. The impact of this change is demonstrated by the University’s recent growth in student enrolments and rise in international rankings. Professor Quigley was previously Professor of Economics, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) and Provost at Victoria University of Wellington, and Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Western Ontario in Canada. Professor Quigley has extensive governance experience, and is currently Chair of the Board of Directors of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, and Chair of the Risk and Assurance Committee of the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.