Council

The University is governed by a 15 member Council. As the governing authority, the primary functions of the Council are:

  1. strategic oversight of the University, including:
  • setting the mission, values and strategic direction of the University; and
  • ongoing review of the success of those strategies.
  1. ensuring effective overall governance and management of the University, including:
  • appointing the Chancellor and Pro-Chancellor;
  • appointing the Vice-Chancellor as principal academic and chief executive officer of the University, and monitoring his or her performance;
  • overseeing and reviewing the management of the University and its performance;
  • ensuring that the strategic goals set by the Council are delivered by effective management systems;
  • overseeing and monitoring the academic activities of the University;
  • establishing policy and procedural principles, consistent with legal requirements and community expectations.
  1. ensuring responsible financial and risk management of the University, including:
  • approving the annual budget, business plan and annual report;
  • overseeing and monitoring the assessment and management of risk across the University, including in its commercial undertakings;
  • approving and monitoring systems of control and accountability for the University and any entities controlled by the University (within the meaning of section 50AA of the Corporations Act 2001);
  • approving significant commercial activities of the University.

The academic standards, management and administration of the University are the responsibility of the Vice-Chancellor, in accordance with the Vice-Chancellorship Statute 2013 and subject to any resolution of the Council.

Members

Category Member Term expiry
Chancellor Professor the Hon Gareth Evans AC QC
31 Dec 2018
Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian P. Schmidt AC FAA FRS
31 Dec 2020
Seven members appointed by the Minister Ms Naomi Flutter
Pro-Chancellor
30 Jun 2018
Professor Suzanne Cory AC
30 Jun 2018
Mr Graeme Samuel AC
31 Jul 2019
Dr Doug McTaggart
30 Jun 2020
Mr Peter Yu
30 Jun 2020
Ms Natasha Stott Despoja AM
30 Jun 2020
Ms Anne-Marie Schwirtlich AM
30 Jun 2021
One person who is either a Dean or the Head of a Research School Professor Catherine Waldby
29 Sep 2018
One member of the academic staff of The Faculties Professor Jan Provis
29 Sep 2018
One member of the academic staff of the Institute of Advanced Studies Professor Tim Senden
29 Sep 2018
One member of the general staff of the University Ms Deborah Veness
25 May 2018
One postgraduate student of the University Ms Alyssa Shaw
17 Aug 2017
One undergraduate student of the University Mr James Connolly
30 Nov 2017

Meetings

2016
Date & location Deadlines Heritage inventory Minutes
Thursday 18 Feb, 11am
ANU House, Melbourne (Council Meeting)
Agenda deadline
27 Jan
Agenda (PDF, 15.6 MB) Minutes (PDF, 64.09 KB)
Friday 19 Feb, 9am
ANU House, Melbourne (Council Planning Day)
Agenda deadline
27 Jan
Friday 1 Apr, 9.30am
RC Mills Room, Chancelry Building
Agenda deadline
9 Mar
Agenda (PDF, 3.18 MB) Minutes (PDF, 110.44 KB)
Friday 27 May, 9.15am
RC Mills Room, Chancelry Building
Agenda deadline
4 May
Agenda (PDF, 6.53 MB) Minutes (PDF, 93.37 KB)
Wednesday 13 Jul, 5pm
RC Mills Room, Chancelry Building
Agenda deadline
4 Jul
Minutes (PDF, 47.22 KB)
Friday 22 Jul, 9.15am
RC Mills Room, Chancelry Building
Agenda deadline
29 Jun
Agenda (PDF, 3.54 MB) Minutes (PDF, 99.39 KB)
Friday 30 Sep, 9.15am
RC Mills Room, Chancelry Building
Agenda deadline
7 Sep
Agenda (PDF, 4.96 MB) Minutes (PDF, 103.14 KB)
Friday 2 Dec, 9.15am
RC Mills Room, Chancelry Building
Agenda deadline
9 Nov
Agenda (PDF, 6.1 MB) Minutes (PDF, 121.44 KB)
2017
Date & location Deadlines Heritage inventory Minutes
Thursday 16 Feb, 11am
ANU House, Melbourne (Council Meeting)
Agenda deadline
25 Jan
Agenda (PDF, 10.35 MB) Minutes (PDF, 178.12 KB)
Friday 17 Feb, 9am
ANU House, Melbourne (Council Planning Day)
Agenda deadline
25 Jan
Friday 7 Apr, 9.15am
RC Mills Room, Chancelry Building
Agenda deadline
15 Mar
Agenda (PDF, 4.98 MB) Minutes (PDF, 108.72 KB)
Friday 26 May, 9.15am
RC Mills Room, Chancelry Building
Agenda deadline
3 May
Agenda (PDF, 6.91 MB)
Friday 21 Jul, 9.15am
RC Mills Room, Chancelry Building
Agenda deadline
28 Jun
Agenda (PDF, 5.76 MB)
Friday 29 Sep, 9.15am
RC Mills Room, Chancelry Building
Agenda deadline
6 Sep
Friday 1 Dec, 9.15am
RC Mills Room, Chancelry Building
Agenda deadline
8 Nov