Auckland University Of Technology Foundation

The Auckland University of Technology Foundation is an independent charitable trust established in 1987.

The AUT Foundation was set up to manage donations to AUT (donations made in the USA are managed by Friends of AUT Incorporated). It is entrusted with the management and transparency of resources gifted for the benefit of the AUT community.

The AUT Foundation is proud to have the opportunity to facilitate the relationships between donors and their recipients, which increases opportunities available to both students and staff.

Governance and administration

The AUT Foundation is carefully governed to ensure that its activities are legitimate, and its financial affairs are managed responsibly. Administration support is provided by the AUT Development Office and is overseen by a board of trustees.

The Board of Trustees has a fiduciary responsibility to ensure all donated funds are correctly managed, invested and disbursed.  The AUT Foundation is accountable to donors through:

  • Annual financial statements
  • Annual reports

Members of the Board of Trustees

John Maasland

Chairperson, Trustee, AUT Foundation
Chancellor, AUT

Derek McCormack

Trustee, AUT Foundation
Vice-Chancellor, AUT

Sussan Turner

Trustee, AUT Foundation
Pro-Chancellor, AUT

Lex Henry

Trustee, AUT Foundation

Andrea Vujnovich

Secretary, AUT Foundation
Assistant Vice-Chancellor, Corporate & General Counsel, AUT