23 Jul 2016

Sutton in talks to be guest lecturer

6:04 pm on 23 July 2016

Former chief executive of Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Agency (CERA) who resigned after a sexual misconduct scandal may become a university lecturer.

Roger Sutton

Roger Sutton was found guilty of sexual harrassment two years ago Photo: RNZ / Diego Opatowski

Roger Sutton left the agency last January after the State Services Commission found him guilty of sexual harassment against a female staff member.

Mr Sutton is in talks with the University of Canterbury about a guest lecturing role at the College of Science in the Master of Risk and Resilience programme.

The university said it was unclear when a decision would be made on the appointment.

A spokesperson said they did not know what the University policy was on hiring people with a history of sexual misconduct.