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.

The Chair, Academic Board, is an active participant at Council meetings.

Members

Category Member Term expiry
Chancellor The Hon Julie Bishop
31 Dec 2022
Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian P. Schmidt AC FAA FRS
31 Dec 2025
Seven members appointed by the Minister Ms Naomi Flutter
Pro-Chancellor
30 Jun 2022
Dr Doug McTaggart
30 Jun 2021
Ms Natasha Stott Despoja AO
30 Jun 2021
Ms Anne-Marie Schwirtlich AM
30 Jun 2021
Professor Suzanne Cory AC
30 Jun 2022
Mr Mike Baird AO
31 Jul 2023
Ms Tanya Hosch
30 Jun 2024
Deans and research school heads member Professor Juliana Ng
29 Sep 2022
Academic staff (Faculties) member Professor Asmi Wood
29 Sep 2022
Academic staff (Institute) member Professor Kate Reynolds
29 Sep 2022
Professional staff member Ms Caterina Giugovaz
25 May 2022
Postgraduate student member Ms Eve Walker
27 Sep 2021
Undergraduate student member Ms Madhumitha Janagaraja
30 Nov 2021

Meetings

2019
Date & location Deadlines Heritage inventory Minutes
Thursday 14 Feb, 11am
ANU House, Melbourne (Council Meeting)
Agenda deadline
18 Jan
Agenda (PDF, 7.55 MB) Minutes (PDF, 69.99 KB)
Friday 15 Feb, 9am
ANU House, Melbourne (Council Planning Day)
Agenda deadline
18 Jan
Friday 29 Mar, 9.15am
RC Mills Room, Chancelry Building
Agenda deadline
6 Mar
Agenda (PDF, 3.42 MB) Minutes (PDF, 93.42 KB)
Friday 24 May, 9.15am
RC Mills Room, Chancelry Building
Agenda deadline
1 May
Agenda (PDF, 6.41 MB) Minutes (PDF, 65.86 KB)
Friday 26 Jul, 9.15am
RC Mills Room, Chancelry Building
Agenda deadline
3 Jul
Agenda (PDF, 6.87 MB) Minutes (PDF, 106.74 KB)
Thursday 3 Oct, 2pm
CDU, Darwin
Agenda deadline
11 Sep
Agenda (PDF, 7.68 MB) Minutes (PDF, 73.32 KB)
Friday 6 Dec, 9.15am
RC Mills Room, Chancelry Building
Agenda deadline
13 Nov
Agenda (PDF, 9.8 MB) Minutes (PDF, 114.77 KB)
2020
Date & location Deadlines Heritage inventory Minutes
Thursday 13 Feb, 11am
Hyatt Hotel Canberra
Agenda deadline
22 Jan
Agenda (PDF, 5.74 MB) Minutes (PDF, 91.86 KB)
Friday 3 Apr, 9.15am
By video conference
Agenda deadline
11 Mar
Agenda (PDF, 2.89 MB) Minutes (PDF, 96.36 KB)
Friday 1 May, 9.15am
By video conference
Agenda deadline
22 Apr
Agenda (PDF, 92.98 KB) Minutes (PDF, 68.03 KB)
Friday 29 May, 9.15am
By video conference
Agenda deadline
6 May
Agenda (PDF, 4.53 MB) Minutes (PDF, 91.3 KB)
Friday 31 Jul, 9.15am
By video conference
Agenda deadline
8 Jul
Agenda (PDF, 6.31 MB) Minutes (PDF, 96.71 KB)
Tuesday 15 Sep, 8.30am
By video conference
Agenda deadline
4 Sep
Agenda (PDF, 654.53 KB) Minutes (PDF, 75.68 KB)
Friday 2 Oct, 9.15am
By video conference
Agenda deadline
9 Sep
Agenda (PDF, 9.14 MB)
Friday 4 Dec, 9.15am
By video conference
Agenda deadline
11 Nov