Lincoln University has appointed Dr Andrew West as its new Vice-Chancellor.
Dr West is the former chief executive of the crown research institute, AgResearch and is currently Adjunct Professor of AgriBusiness at the University of Waikato.
He will replace professor Roger Field, who retires at the end of March.
Dr West comes to Lincoln from a career spanning education, science and innovation, agriculture, process manufacturing and tourism.
He was instrumental in the establishment of the New Zealand Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) and in running the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA).