Professor Gerald Pillay

Gerald Pillay is the Vice Chancellor & Rector, and the Chief Academic and Administrative Officer of Liverpool Hope University. Professor Pillay holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Rhodes University and a Doctor of Theology degree from the University of Durban. In 1997 he became Foundation Professor and Head of the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at Otago University, New Zealand’s oldest University, based in Dunedin. He has served in senior leadership roles at The University of South Africa and the Human Sciences Research Council in Pretoria and has lectured in several institutions abroad.