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David Tapp has been appointed director of shared services, a new role within the university’s student support division.
The university is establishing a hub where students — both current and intending — can access information, and Mr Tapp will be responsible for its development, implementation and performance.
Mr Tapp, an Otago School of Business alumnus, helped establish the MBA mentoring programme, now in its ninth year of operation.
Formerly chief adviser on modernisation at the Ministry of Justice, Mr Tapp has since 2011 managed the Dunedin and Timaru District and High Courts, as well as Coronial Services.
"I’ve had a long association with the university, dating all the way back to my days as a student in the very early 1990s," Mr Tapp said.
"Ultimately, our goal in shared services is to deliver an outstanding service experience to both staff and students, and I am really excited at the opportunity to work with all of the great people within the shared services division."
Mr Tapp takes up his new role on March 19.