Strategic Vision

UUNZ intends to continue to increase its quality lead over other New Zealand business schools, thereby enriching the tertiary sector and longer term, contributing meaningfully to the wider economic development of the country.

With the slogan of “Educating Aspiring Minds”, UUNZ intends to achieve its vision by selective student recruitment and by constantly developing the academic and educational culture in which students study. We will achieve this by adopting an inspirational and innovative approach, and one which is financially & environmentally responsible, supportive and efficient. 

UUNZ  AdvisoryCouncil

UUNZ Advisory Council is made up of professional and qualified members from diverse backgrounds who provide a broad and solid Council to propel UUNZ Institute of Business into the future. Each Council member plays a different advisory role relevant to their expertise to contribute to the Institute to achieve higher outcome for both the student and the Institute.



Dr David Lawson

Council Chairman/Former Pro Vice-Chancellor of Victoria University, Australia
David is also the Deputy Chair (Deputy Chancellor) on the Board of Northrise University in Zambia and consults to other tertiary education providers in Australia and overseas.

Ross Mathieson
Systems Analyst
In 1987, together with Brian Peace and Paul Grey, he co-founded Peace Software in Auckland, a company specialising in the development of software for the Utility Industry (Gas and Electricity). He was also the founding Chair (2001-2004) of the Auckland University Software Engineering Advisory Board.

Rob Robilliard

Regional Development Manager for SCOUTS New Zealand, Central North Island
Rob worked for UUNZ Institute of Business from 2003 to 2008 as ESOL teacher, lecturer, Head of the Language School and Undergraduate Programme Manager. During his time at UUNZ he was closely involved in the introduction and development of the USQ undergraduate programme and the New Zealand Diploma in Business. Rob has more than 20 years of experience in management and administration within the public and private sectors.

Dr John Hinchcliff

Former Vice-Chancellor of Auckland University of Technology
John Hinchcliff taught philosophy, was a university chaplain, head of Humanities at RMIT in Melbourne, and CEO of ATI, AIT and AUT University, an Auckland City Councillor and president of the Auckland Rotary Club. He earned a Masters and a PhD degree in philosophy and received the Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit.

Sam Chan
Financial Advisor
Sam Chan, is the Principal Partner of the chartered accounting firm S M Chan & Partners Ltd in Auckland. He was elected Chairman of the Auckland Branch-Institute of Chartered Accountants of New Zealand during 1991 & 1992.

Nora Yao
Director of the Confucius Institute of Auckland
Nora is Director of the Confucius Institute in Auckland with nearly 30 years of experience in Chinese language teaching at the University of Auckland. She is a council member of the International Society for Chinese Language Teaching and a member of the expert panel of International Chinese Teaching Materials Development.