222AG Chairperson and deputy chairperson

(1)

The Minister may at any time the council of a designated polytechnic has no chairperson or no deputy chairperson, by written notice to the member concerned stating the term for which the member is appointed, appoint as chairperson or deputy chairperson (as the case requires) of the council any member who is not one of the following:

(a)

a student enrolled at the polytechnic:

(b)

the chief executive of the polytechnic (or in the case of a combined council, of one of the polytechnics concerned):

(c)

in the case of a council that is not a combined council, an employee of the polytechnic’s chief executive:

(d)

in the case of a combined council, an employee of the chief executive of one of the polytechnics concerned.

(2)

The Minister may at any time, by written notice to the member concerned, dismiss the chairperson or deputy chairperson of the council of a designated polytechnic from office as chairperson or deputy chairperson.

(3)

The Minister must not dismiss the chairperson or deputy chairperson without first consulting him or her on the proposed dismissal.

(4)

The Minister must give to the polytechnic council a copy of a notice under subsection (1) or (2).

(5)

The chairperson or deputy chairperson of the council of a designated polytechnic—

(a)

may by written notice to the Minister resign as chairperson or deputy chairperson; and

(b)

ceases to hold office as chairperson or deputy chairperson if he or she—

(i)

ceases to be a member of the council; or

(ii)

becomes the chief executive or a member of the staff of the polytechnic, or a student enrolled at the polytechnic.

(6)

The chairperson or deputy chairperson of the council of a designated polytechnic who resigns must give a copy of the notice of resignation to the council.

(7)

The chairperson or deputy chairperson of the council of a designated polytechnic holds office as chairperson or deputy chairperson for the term for which he or she was appointed (but may be reappointed), unless earlier he or she dies, is dismissed, resigns, or ceases to hold office by virtue of subsection (5)(b).

(8)

Notwithstanding subsection (7), if the term of office of the chairperson or deputy chairperson of the council of a designated polytechnic expires before a successor is appointed, he or she continues in office until a successor is appointed, unless earlier he or she dies, is dismissed, resigns, or ceases to hold office by virtue of subsection (5)(b).

(9)

The chairperson or deputy chairperson of the council of a designated polytechnic may be referred to by any title (other than Chancellor or Pro-Chancellor) the council determines.

Section 222AG: inserted, on 1 March 2010, by section 16 of the Education (Polytechnics) Amendment Act 2009 (2009 No 70).