The former vice-chancellor of the University of Auckland has died.
Emeritus professor Stuart McCutcheon died on Friday.
In a statement from the university, current vice-chancellor Dawn Freshwater said his death was a profound shock.
She said the university extended its heartfelt sympathies to McCutcheon's family.
He was vice-chancellor of the University of Auckland for 15 years, and stepped down in 2020.
He was previously vice-chancellor of Victoria University of Wellington.