Long-standing Chair of the Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec), Gordon Chesterman, is to step down next April.
Mr Chesterman has been the Chair of Wintec since 2002 during a period of rapid growth and a $58 million campus modernisation programme.
He originally joined the Council as a co-opted member in 2000, and was re-elected as the Chair two years later and re-elected each year unopposed.
When Government down-sized institute Councils in 2010, Mr Chesterman was appointed by the Minister of Tertiary Education, Steven Joyce, for a two year term.
He was only one of five of the existing 19 Chairs of Councils to be appointed.
Mr Chesterman is currently also Deputy Mayor of Hamilton, and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Waikato-Tainui College for Research and Development.