The Chair of the Board of the Confucius Institute in Auckland, Professor Jenny Dixon MSc, DPhil, FNZPl, is Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Strategic Engagement) of The University of Auckland and a member of its Senior Management Team.

Professor Dixon has had a distinguished career in teaching and research, and is recognised as a leader in urban planning in New Zealand's academic, government and private sectors. She is a former Head of the university's Department of Architecture and Planning.

In her current role, Professor Dixon has responsibility for the University's international relations, including the Confucius Institute, international office, government relations, alumni relations and advancement.