Stephen Willis

Stephen joined the PSO Board in 2021.

He is the Chief Operating Officer of the University of Otago, where he provides strategic leadership, planning and management across the university’s operational functions and capital developments. Prior to his current role, Stephen had extensive experience in the military, in nursing as a nurse and Nurse Manager, and in project development.

He is also a member of the Institute of Directors New Zealand, the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM), the Association for Tertiary Education Management (ATEM) and has held board positions for both government and charitable organisations. 

Stephen is a qualified and licensed practitioner in Portfolio Management, holding a Master’s Degree in Project Management (Property Development), a Master’s Degree in Health Science (Health Service Management), and a Bachelor of Nursing.

Stephen enjoys living in Dunedin with his wife and young family.