The Office of Governance and Corporate Administration (OGCA) leads the coordination and management of the governance of the University and provides executive support to senior committees of the University, including University Council (and its committees), Academic Senate (and its committees), Faculty Boards, and expert compliance committees that the University is required to convene in accordance with national guidelines and legislation.

OGCA supports the University in achieving its strategic objectives through the development of mutually beneficial relationships with the stakeholders it supports.

Administrative support, governance and related advisory services relating to the corporate organisation of the University, such as graduations, elections, University Rules and delegations are also provided by OGCA.

Our functions

Risk and Compliance

The Risk and Compliance Unit support the good governance and management of the University.

Reporting and escalating issues

Doing the right thing underpins our values and is a key part of our culture and reputation. It's how we behave and achieve our ethos of respectfully knowing how to live well in a world worth living in.

Legal Services

The Legal Services team is responsible for providing independent legal advice in the best interests of the University and consistent with the University's legal obligations.

Governance Services

The Governance Services team is responsible for providing secretariat support to the University Council and Council committees, including the Academic Senate and its supporting committees.

University Ombudsman

The University Ombudsman is an impartial and confidential resource for seeking to address university-related problems, complaints or concerns. The Ombudsman portfolio handles Right to Information requests (GIPA), and data privacy enquiries.

Complaints and grievances

The processes of feedback, reporting complaints, concerns, or issues.

Internal Audit

The Risk and Compliance Unit support the good governance and management of the University.

Policy and Record Management

Policy and records management is an integral arm of good governance. The Policy and Records Management Team provide an effective framework of control and support.