Avondale University Council

Chair

Pastor Glenn Townend (7 August 2015 - present)
BA (Theol), MA (Religion)
Chancellor
President, Seventh-day Adventist Church in the South Pacific
Director: Ex officio

Secretary

Prof Kevin Petrie (31 March 2020 - present)
DipTch (Primary), BEd (Primary), MEd (Admin & Leadership), EdD
Vice-Chancellor and President
Avondale University
Director: Ex officio
Assoc Prof Carolyn Rickett (1 April 2022 - present)
DArts, MA, BA(Hons), BEd
Chair, Academic Board
Avondale University
Director: Ex officio
Assoc Prof Tracie Mafileo (26 August 2020 – present)
PhD, PGCert (Arts), BSocWk
Director: Appointed by the Members
Dr David McClintock (17 November 2020 – present)
PhD, MA, Bed, DipTch(Sec), BA
Director: Appointed by the Members
Mr Francois Keet (26 August 2020 - present)
CA, CFA, CIA
Director: Appointed by the Members
Mr Todd Saunders (4 March 2014 - present)
BBus (Accounting), CPA
Director: Appointed by the Members
Chair: Audit and Risk Subcommittee
Prof Gino Dal Pont (26 August 2020 - present)
BCom (LLB) , LLM, LLD, CPA, FAAL, FCL
Director: Appointed by the Members
Prof Daniel Reynaud (30 June 2022 - present)
BA(Ed), BEd, PhD
Director: Elected by and from the Avondale University staff
Mr Iurii Ponosov (3 June 2021 – present)
Director: Elected by and from the undergraduate students of Avondale University
Prof Esther Chang (22 October 2018 - present)
RN, CM, DNE, BAssSc (Adv. Nursing), MEd (Admin), PhD, FRCNA
Director: Appointed by the SDA Church AUC Executive Committee

Recording Secretary

Heather Butcher
Executive Assistant to the Vice-Chancellor
Avondale University
Meetings 2022: 22 March, 3 May, 2 August, 25 October, 13 December.