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 2019
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 2022
Dr Doug McTaggart
30 Jun 2020
Mr Peter Yu
30 Jun 2020
Ms Natasha Stott Despoja AO
30 Jun 2020
Ms Anne-Marie Schwirtlich AM
30 Jun 2021
Professor Suzanne Cory AC
30 Jun 2022
Mr Mike Baird 31 Jul 2023
Deans and research school heads member Professor Matthew Colless
29 Sep 2020
Academic staff (Faculties) member Associate Professor Ben Corry
29 Sep 2020
Academic staff (Institute) member Professor Kate Reynolds
29 Sep 2020
General staff member Mrs Claire Shrewsbury
25 May 2020
Postgraduate student member Mr Utsav Gupta
2 Sep 2020
Undergraduate student member Mr Lachlan Day
30 Nov 2020

Meetings

2019
Date & location Deadlines Agenda 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)
Friday 6 Dec, 9.15am
RC Mills Room, Chancelry Building
Agenda deadline
13 Nov
Agenda (PDF, 9.8 MB)
2020
Date & location Deadlines
Friday 14 Feb, 9.15am
RC Mills Room, Chancelry Building
Agenda deadline
22 Jan
Friday 3 Apr, 9.15am
RC Mills Room, Chancelry Building
Agenda deadline
11 Mar
Friday 29 May, 9.15am
RC Mills Room, Chancelry Building
Agenda deadline
6 May
Friday 31 Jul, 9.15am
RC Mills Room, Chancelry Building
Agenda deadline
8 Jul
Friday 2 Oct, 9.15am
RC Mills Room, Chancelry Building
Agenda deadline
9 Sep
Friday 4 Dec, 9.15am
RC Mills Room, Chancelry Building
Agenda deadline
11 Nov