HON Steve Maharey CNZM,B.A, M.A ( Hons )

Vice Chancellor ,Massey University


Steve Maharey is the Vice-Chancellor (since October 2008) of Massey University based in Palmerston North, Albany (Auckland) and Wellington.

Prior to taking up the position of Vice-Chancellor, he was the Member of Parliament for Palmerston North and a Senior Minister in the New Zealand Government. His portfolios included Education, Tertiary Education, Social Development, Research Science and Technology, Employment, Housing, Child Youth and Family, and Broadcasting.  

Earlier in his career he was a Snr Lecturer in Sociology and before that a Jnr. Lecturer in Business Administration. His main academic interests include government and the public sector, social policy (particularly social development), education, social change and politics.

He is currently Chair of the Committee for University Academic Programmes, a Deputy Chair of Asia New Zealand, Deputy Chair of Universities NZ, member of the Territorial Force Employers Support Council, a Board member of FoodHQ, AgriOne, Massey University Foundation, the BCC, the Riddet Institute and the Manawatu Cancer Society. He is Patron of the Manawatu Squash Association and Central Football. He is a Director of Massey Global Ltd.  

He served as an elected City Councillor.

He was appointed a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM) in 2008.
He has extensive experience in all forms of media, contributed to eleven books and is a frequently invited public speaker.

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