Speaker: Professor Cheryl de la Rey
Time: 12:30 pm, Monday 12 August 2019.
Keynote Topic: The Business of Canterbury University
12 August 2019
Professor Cheryl de la Rey
Our guest speaker on Monday, August 12 is Professor Cheryl de la Rey the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Canterbury
Professor Cheryl de la Rey has been the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Canterbury since February 2019.
Prior to moving to New Zealand, Professor de la Rey was Vice-Chancellor and Principal of South Africa’s largest research university, the University of Pretoria. She has 18 years of experience as an executive in higher education.
After an academic career in South Africa’s university sector, she took up her first executive role as executive director at the National Research Foundation. Later she was appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Cape Town and was the CEO of the Council on Higher Education.
Over the years Professor de la Rey has also served on a number of national and international committees and boards. She was vice-chairperson of the Council of the Association of Commonwealth Universities and was the founding co-chairperson of the Australia-Africa Universities Network and the South Africa-Japan Universities Forum. She was a board member of the International Council for Science, the University Social Responsibility Network and vice-chairperson of the Talloires Network, an international association of institutions committed to strengthening the civic roles and social responsibilities of higher education.
The venue for this week’s luncheon is at The Canterbury Club located at 129 Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8140
*Please note we adhere to their dress code business attire for the heritage rooms (jacket)*
A Comment From A Guest Of A Member
Definitely interested in joining the group. I was extremely impressed.- Jason P