The Pro-Chancellor is the deputy of the Chancellor on the Council. The office holder also plays an important role in ANU ceremonies.
Robin Hughes became Pro-Chancellor of the Australian National University in July 2014, having been a member of the Council of the University since July 2004.
Robin Hughes is an independent film-maker and currently Managing Director of Chequerboard Productions. She has worked as a producer, writer and director in the film and broadcasting industry, for the BBC, the ABC, commercial television and freelance. Her work has been characterised by innovation and has won many awards. As CEO of Film Australia, she undertook a major successful restructuring of that organisation. She has served as Chair of the Council of the Australian Film Television and Radio School, Convener of the ABC's Independent Complaints Review Panel, a director of the Bangarra Dance Company and Chair of Performing Lines.