Corporate Governance and Development

AUT’s Corporate Governance and Development Group provides strategic oversight and coordination for the Legal, People and Organisation, Governance Services, Risk and Assurance, Health and Safety, Equity and Diversity, and University Advancement directorates at AUT.


Provides legal services for AUT.

Dr Andrea Vujnovich
Assistant Vice-Chancellor Corporate and General Counsel
Phone: +64 9 921 9330

Risk and Assurance

Provides value-added independent and objective advice on risk management, control and compliance at AUT.

Alastair Burrows
Group Director Risk and Assurance
Phone: +64 9 921 9896

Health and Safety

Promotes the highest practicable standard of occupational health, safety and wellbeing within AUT, supports a positive health and safety culture and facilitates compliance with legislation and national standards.

Dick Thornton-Grimes

MPhil (Bus), GradDipOSH, COHSP
Director Health, Safety & Wellbeing
People & Organisation

Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 9664

People and Organisation

Provides general and specialist HR and employment related services across AUT.

Elizabeth-Anne (Beth) Bundy
Group Director People and Organisation

 +64 9 921 9999 ext 9879

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Champions and creates initiatives that develop beneficial relationships to enhance the student experience, strengthen reputation, and allow the university to meet strategic priorities.

Ella Monahan
Development Manager
Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 8704


Involved with the creation and implementation of a range of special strategic projects, linked to employability, alumni, internships and mentoring.


Robert Bruce
Director of Special Initiatives
Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 8764

Equity and Diversity

Champions the development of a university-wide diversity and equity strategy.
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Last updated: 29-Jun-2017 2.02pm

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