Senior Leaders' Group

Senior Leaders - University of Auckland
Senior Leaders Pictured in 2019 at the University of Auckland

Each member university nominates one senior member of staff as a U21 Senior Leader, to take an active liaison role with the U21 network and the network administration. The U21 Senior Leader, with support in their own university, acts a channel of communication, ensuring that relevant colleagues in their own university are informed about opportunities for students and staff arising from membership of U21.

Typically, the Senior Leader holds a very senior post in their university with sufficient seniority to speak and make decisions on behalf of their own university and sufficient awareness of the international higher education policy and strategy to be able to contribute to the network’s debates and decision making. The Provost works closely with Senior Leaders and particularly with the Chair of the Senior Leaders' Network. The Senior Leaders meet twice a year in face-to-face meetings.

Chair of the Senior Leaders' Group

Professor Peter Mascher

Key Contact


  • The dome of a building viewed from inside

    U21 Open Houses are designed to allow U21 Senior Leaders the space to meet U21 colleagues in a more relaxed online setting, to share experiences, challenges and solutions.  

    5 & 6 October 2022
  • University of Queensland main campus

    U21 Members are invited to join us in Australia on 26 - 28 April for the 2023 AGM & Presidential Symposium, hosted by the University of Queensland.

    26th - 28th April 2023

Representative Group