Robin Hughes served as a member of the ANU Council between 2004 and 2017, including as Pro-Chancellor between 2014 and 2017. She 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.