Hobson Leavy is pleased to announce the appointment of Sir Anand Satyanand as Chancellor of the University of Waikato. Sir Anand was yesterday appointed for a part-time governance and ceremonial role over a four-year term.
Sir Anand is a former Lawyer, Judge and Ombudsman who served as the 19th Governor-General of New Zealand from 2006 to 2011.
Following from a career in law, Anand was appointed as a District Court Judge in 1982. During this time he was involved in the development of judicial orientation and professional education programmes, and served as a Prison Board Chairman and on the National Parole Board. In 1995 he was appointed as a Parliamentary Ombudsman, serving two fiveyear terms. He served as the New Zealand Governor General from 2006 – 2011.
More recently, Anand completed two two-year terms as the Chair of the Commonwealth Foundation in 2016. Currently, he is the Chair of the Royal Commission into Historical Abuse in State Care and is leading the Commonwealth team which is observing the National Elections of Papua New Guinea.
Anand was awarded the New Zealand 1990 Commemoration Medal and made a Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for public services in 2005. He was made a Principal Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2006 and a Companion of the Queen’s Service Order in 2007. He was redesignated as a Knight Grand Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2009. In 2011, he received the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award from the President of India and later that year, he was made a Member of the Royal Order of the Crown by the King of Tonga.
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