Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

University Council

The Charles Sturt University Council is the governing body of the University and constituted in accordance with the Charles Sturt University Act 1989 to ensure the proper stewardship and strategic direction of the University.  The Council is directly accountable for the stakeholders of the University for creating and delivering value and improved performance through effective governance.

Charles Sturt University is committed to delivering the highest standards of governance and to establishing the culture required to assure our stakeholders of our strategic focus, operational performance and institutional accountability.

The Council has 16 members who reflect the perspectives and capabilities of our various stakeholders, our students, graduates, staff and our communities. Members must have the skills, qualifications and experience necessary for the good governance and stewardship of the University.

The University Secretary is responsible for the oversight and overall management of corporate governance services to the Council and its committees. The Director, Governance is responsible for the operational management and performance of the Governance Services Unit.

The Council has established principal Committees to assist it in exercising its responsibilities, including monitoring the performance of the University against the objectives and performance indicators set out in the University Strategy and other institutional planning documents.

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Dr Michele Allan, Chancellor

BAppSc (UTS), MMgtTec (Melb), DBA (RMIT), MComLaw (Deakin), FAIDC, FATSE

Term: 3 December 2014 to December 2023

Dr Michele Allan is a food industry and agribusiness specialist who has held senior executive and director positions in the food and education sector, and has an academic background in biomedical science, management and law.

Dr Allan is the current Chair of Apple and Pear Australia Limited, Wine Australia, Council of Rural Research and Development Corporations and Modern Manufacturing Initiative - Translation and Integration Streams. She was previously Chair of Meat and Livestock Australia. Her current board positions include Smart Sat CRC, Food Agility CRC Board, CSIRO, Dairy Food Safety Victoria and Nuffield Australia. She is also a member of the 2026 Spatial Industry Transformation and Growth Agenda Leadership Group.

Dr Allan has held non-executive director positions with the Grain and Legumes Nutrition Council (formally Go Grains Health & Nutrition), Patties Food Limited, the Dairy Research and Development Corporation (now part of Dairy Australia), Forest and Wood Products Australia, Food Standards Australia and New Zealand, Tasmanian Irrigation, Callaghan Innovation, RuralCo and Birchip Cropping Group.

In 2013, she was appointed by the Commonwealth Minister for Agriculture to chair the Wheat Industry Advisory Taskforce. In 2014, she was appointed by the Federal Government to lead the Tasmanian Fruit and Vegetable Taskforce. In 2016, she was appointed by the Federal Governance to the Expert Panel, Driving Innovation, Fairness and Excellence in Australian Higher Education.

Prior to commencing her board career, Dr Allan was Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Patties Foods Limited until 2008, and held executive roles with Amcor Limited, Tasmanian Bioinformatics Centre of Excellence, Bonlac Foods Limited, Kraft Foods and ICI Dulux.

Dr Allan has a Bachelor of Applied Science Major - Biomedical Science - Cytology from University of Technology Sydney, Master of Management (Technology) from the University of Melbourne, Doctor of Business Administration from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and a Master of Commercial Law from Deakin University. She is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Dr Saranne Cooke, Deputy Chancellor and Council Appointed Graduate Member

PhD, MComLaw (Deakin), MBus(Mkt) (Csturt), BCom (ANU), FCPA, FAICD, FAMI, CPM, GAIST

Term: 1 March 2021 to 31 December 2023

Dr Saranne Cooke is a professional director and chair with experience on a variety of boards across the education, health, sport, superannuation and not-for-profit sectors. Dr Cooke is a Racing NSW Board Member, a HESTA Trustee Board member, a Director of Western Health Alliance Ltd (Western NSW Primary Health Network), a Director of Leading Age Services Australia, and the inaugural Chair of the Western Region NSW Committee of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Prior to her career as a professional director, Dr Cooke held a number of senior roles within energy, banking and manufacturing industries. Dr Cooke holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Master of Business (Marketing), and a Master of Commercial Law. She is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow Certified Practising Accountant, a Fellow of the Australian Marketing Institute, a Certified Practising Marketer and a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society and has a PhD in Board Governance across the ASX200.

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Professor Renée Leon PSM, Vice-Chancellor

BA, LLB (ANU), LLM (Cambridge)

Term: 1 September 2021 to 31 August 2026

Professor Renée Leon is the University’s fifth Vice-Chancellor and President. Professor Leon has extensive experience in Commonwealth and State public administration, covering policy, program management and service delivery. Professor Leon has been the Secretary of two Commonwealth Departments – the Department of Human Services and the Department of Employment – and has served as the CEO of the ACT Department of Justice and Community Safety. Professor Leon’s expertise in leadership and change management underpinned the establishment of the Department of Employment as a high-performing organisation and the transformation of services and culture in the Department of Human Services.

Professor Leon holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws from the Australian National University and a Master of Laws from the University of Cambridge, where she was selected as the Menzies Foundation Law Scholar in 1995. Professor Leon was awarded a Public Service Medal in 2013 for outstanding service to public administration and law in leadership roles in the Australian Capital Territory and the Commonwealth. Professor Leon is a Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia, an Adjunct Professor at the University of Canberra and a member of Chief Executive Women Australia.

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Professor Jane Quinn, Chair, Academic Senate

BSc (Hons First Class) (UWestminster), PhD (Edin) , CGULT (CSU), MAICD

Term: 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2023

Professor Quinn is a research active academic with more than 30 years of experience working with in vivo and in vitro biological systems. She holds a Bachelor Degree (Biomedical Sciences, Hons First Class) from the University of Westminster, London, a Graduate Certificate in University Learning and teaching from Charles Sturt University, and a PhD from the University of Edinburgh. Her academic positions have included roles as Discipline Lead for Anatomy and Physiology in the School of Agriculture, Environmental and Veterinary Sciences (2012-2016) and Associate Dean Research for the Faculty of Science and Health (2017-2021).  She was an elected professorial member of Academic Senate for three years prior to accepting the role of Chair in 2021.

After establishing a research track record at the University of Edinburgh she moved to Charles Sturt University in 2008 to be part of the new School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences. This school delivers on the mission to train qualified veterinarians with a focus on large animal practice for rural and regional Australia. Professor Quinn focused her research on questions of industry importance for the Australian agricultural industries, to improve livestock productivity and health, and to drive economic outcomes for the Australian farming sector using innovative field and molecular technology approaches. During this time, as a PhD-qualified neuroscientist, Profession Quinn has also worked with military veteran's charities and government agencies to drive better outcomes for veterans impacted by acquired brain injury. Professor Quinn’s transdisciplinary research has a focus on commercial outcomes and has been awarded patent protection for her inventions.  She is a member of Knowledge Commercialisation Australia, the Australian Veterinary Association, and the Australian Institute of Company Directors and brings a strong track record in and research governance and project management to her role as Chair of Academic Senate.

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Associate Professor Dianne McGrath, Elected (Academic Staff) Member

BEc (ANU), MCom (LaTrobe), PHD (CSU)

Term: 16 August 2021 to 30 June 2022

Dr Dianne McGrath has been part of Charles Sturt as an academic for 18 years with prior experience, including as Deputy Head of School, at La Trobe University. Dianne returned to a teaching and research role in Accounting and Finance in 2020 after a period as a Course Director across a number of portfolios in the Faculty of Business Justice and Behavioural Sciences. Most recently she accepted the role of Associate Head of School in the School of Business. During her time at Charles Sturt she has worked with teams including both academic and professional colleagues across a wide range of areas from recruitment to graduation and including partner organisations.

Dianne also has broad experience in governance roles external to the university including as a Board member for Flying Fruit Fly Circus (current) and WAW Credit Union (2011-2016). At the Fruit Fly’s Dianne is on the Finance Committee and sits on the Emergency Committee managing the pandemic response which has been complicated by its location in a border community with locations in both NSW and VIC. Dianne bring to Council the academic background and skill set, including financial expertise to be a valuable contributor to the Council and representative of Academic colleagues.

Ms Julie Cleary, Elected (General Staff) Member

BEd (LaTrobe), GradCertMgt (LaTrobe), MEd (LaTrobe), MATEM

Term: 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2022

Julie Cleary is the Director, Innovation and Improvement of the Division of Student Administration, Charles Sturt University (CSU). Ms Cleary's responsibilities include overseeing Student Central, Student Innovations and Systems, Graduation, Examinations and Timetabling.

In 2001, Ms Cleary joined the University and over the years has performed a number of varied roles including the Director, Client Engagement; Albury-Wodonga Head of Campus; Manager, Innovation and Capability; Manager, Admissions; Manager CSU Ontario; Manager, Student Administration, Wagga Wagga campus; and Deputy University Secretary and Manager, Corporate Affairs.

During her career, Ms Cleary has held many positions including working as a teacher with the Riverina Institute of TAFE and the Albury-Wodonga Continuing Education Centre, the Snowy Mountains Hydro Authority and the Albury-Wodonga Development Corporation. She also spent an interesting couple of years as Travel Officer to the Hon. Tim Fisher MP.

Her passion for adult education lead Ms Cleary to complete a Bachelor of Education, Master of Education and Graduate Certificate in Management.

Ms Cleary has been an active member of NSW/ACT Association for Tertiary Education Management (ATEM) since 2005 and was Deputy Chair, Professional Development, NSW/ACT ATEM Committee from 2011 to 2014. In addition, she was the Co-Chair of Charles Sturt University’s Leadership Development for Women (LDW) Steering Committee and has actively mentored participants of the L H Martin/ATEM ELAMP (Emerging Leadership and Management Program).

Mr Benjamin Fry, Elected (Student) Member


Term: 14 February 2020 to 30 June 2022

Mr Benjamin Fry is currently studying the Bachelor of Communications at Charles Sturt University.

Mr Fry is a media consultant, his production business, WestFilmCo, operates mostly west of Sydney and the Great Divide for government, corporate and private clients. WestFilmCo enables people and organisations to tell their stories to targeted audiences. WestFilmCo contracts additional digital experts to cinematise and photograph events, large and small, complex and simple.

Mr Fry is contracted to the Parliament of NSW on an ongoing basis managing media, events and communications for Mr Paul Toole MP, Minister for Regional Roads and Transport and NSW MLA for Bathurst.

Mr Fry is also a business partner at BoxGrove, a Bathurst-based function centre hosting weddings, milestones and corporate events. Mr Fry and his team of partners developed the BoxGrove site and building to fill a major events market gap in the Central West – attracting patrons year-round.

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Ms Leanne Heywood OAM, Council Appointed Graduate Member


Term: 1 August 2021 to  31 July 2025

Leanne is an experienced ASX non-executive director and Audit and Risk Committee chair, with broad general management experience gained through an international career in the mining sector, including 10 years with Rio Tinto. Her experience includes strategic marketing, business finance and compliance and she has led organisational restructures, disposals and acquisitions. Additionally, she has had significant experience in complex cross-cultural negotiations and international customer and stakeholder relationship management (including governments, communities, and investment partners).

Leanne holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from Charles Sturt University and an MBA from the Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne. She is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and  a Fellow of CPA Australia. She is a director and Audit and Risk Committee Chair of Orocobre Limited (ASX: ORE), Midway Limited (ASX:MWY), Quickstep Holdings Limited (ASX: QHL) a director and Nominations and Remuneration Committee Chair of the Australian Meat Processor Corporation Ltd and is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee of the Australian Radiation and Nuclear Protection Authority (ARPANSA).

Dr Lyndal Thorburn, Council Appointed Graduate Member

BSc (Hons) (USyd), Grad Dip Legal Studies (UCanberra), Grad Dip Ed (CSturt) Dip Accounting (TAFE), PhD (Macquarie), FAICD, MIPA

Term: 1 March 2021 to 30 June 2023

Dr Lyndal Thorburn is Managing Director of Viria Pty Ltd, a professional services firm, and None-Executive Director for Capital Health Network Ltd and Enabled Employment Pty Ltd. She is also a mentor for the Griffin Accelerator and Victoria' Medtech Actuator, helping start-up companies bring new products to market.

Prior to these roles, Dr Thorburn served on the boards and councils of nine private companies, not-for-profits and industry associations. She has also held 6 advisory roles for government and research agencies, including two Adjunct Professorial appointments at the University of Canberra.

As a Board member, Dr Thorburn has held roles as committee chair in finance and risk, HR and strategy as well as board chair.  She specialises in innovation, strategy, capital raising and governance, and is a Fellow of the AICD. Dr Thorburn's management and strategic skills have been recognised by the Women in Technology Awards, the Telstra Small Business Awards and the Telstra Businesswomen's Awards and her company has previously been a finalist in the Telstra Business Awards.

Dr Thorburn has extensive experience overseas with Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and in projects for the governments of Canada, Ireland, the UK, Chile, Malaysia and New Zealand.  In 2018 she completed her second two year term as Chair of the Canberra Business Chamber's Innovation Taskforce, and in this capacity led exploration of emerging business challenges in cyber security, climate change, carbon emissions and open data.

Dr Thorburn has a Bachelor's degree in biology with additional qualifications in legal studies, financial management and accounting and a PhD in economic geography (life sciences innovation and regional development).


Mr Graeme Bailey, Council Appointed Member


Term: 19 September 2014 to 30 June 2022

Mr Graeme Bailey has had over 35 years in a professional services environment, rising initially to the position of National Managing Partner, Tax and Legal, of KPMG Australia in 1997.  During the time in leadership and management positions in the NSW Practice and the Australian firm, Mr Bailey was a member of the Sydney Office Executive Committee, the National Executive Committee, KPMG's Asia Pacific Tax Committee and the KPMG International Tax Steering Group.

Mr Bailey was then appointed as Chief Operating officer of KPMG Asia Pacific in July 2002 and a member of the KPMG Asia Pacific Board.  He also sat on Oversight Boards which reviewed and monitored the performance of KPMG practices in Vietnam, Cambodia and KPMG China which determined the overall strategic direction of those organisations.

Mr Bailey personally monitored the performance of all KPMG member Firms in Asia and had a special role in driving the integration of the KPMG and Arthur Andersen Member Firms in various countries after the merger with the Andersen practices in 2003.  In his regional position with KPMG International he was responsible for ensuring that all KPMG Member Firms in Asia Pacific were performing in accordance with KPMG International's standards.

Mr Bailey holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of NSW and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.


Dr Kate Cornick, Council Appointed Member

PhD (Melb), BE/BSc (Elec) (NICTA/Melb)

Term: 1 February 2018 to 31 January 2026

Dr Kate Cornick is currently the Chief Executive Officer at LaunchVic, which is the Victorian Government’s $60M initiative to accelerate start-ups, drive new ideas and create jobs in Victoria. LaunchVic works in partnership with entrepreneurs, industry, business, the community and educational institutions to strengthen Victoria’s entrepreneurial and start-up ecosystem.

Prior to this appointment, Dr Cornick was CEO of ASX listed startup Rision Ltd. Her previous positions include Director of Innovation and Industry Engagement at the University of Melbourne, and the General Manager, Health and Education at NBN Co. Dr Cornick has also held the position of Senior Telecommunications Adviser and Deputy Chief of Staff to Senator Stephen Conroy, the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, this role entailed advising on the National Broadband Network policy, consumer issues and regional telecommunications.

Dr Cornick serves as a Non-Executive Director on a number of boards, including the Victorian Government Innovation Expert Panel, the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), the Melbourne Networked Society Institute.

Dr Cornick undertook her PhD in optical telecommunications at the University of Melbourne and, as part of her studies, spent time at AT&T Research Laboratories, USA. She also has a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronics Engineering) and Bachelor of Science (Physics and Philosophy). Dr Cornick is deeply passionate about the role of innovation in our economy and society and has considerable experience in technology innovation and change management across start-ups, academia, corporate and government.


Mr Philip Marcus Clark AO, Council Appointed Member

MBA (Columbia), BA, LLB (USyd), Hon LLD (UOW)

Term: 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2023

Philip Marcus Clark AO is a member of the J P Morgan Advisory Council.

Mr Marcus Clark has extensive experience, both as an executive and board member, in professional services, investment banking, real estate, innovation, and infrastructure, particularly university and research infrastructure.

He was Managing Partner and CEO of Minter Ellison and worked with that firm from 1995 until June 2005.

Prior to joining Minter Ellison, Mr Marcus Clark was Director and Head of Corporate with ABN Amro Australia and prior to that he was a Managing Partner of Mallesons Stephen Jaques for 16 years. Earlier in his career he worked with a Pratt Industries subsidiary and with Shell Australia.

Mr Marcus Clark now serves on boards and advisory boards. His current appointments include listed and private companies:

  • Member of the JP Morgan Advisory Council
  • Chair, Shopping Centres Australasia Property Group (ASX code SCP)
  • Director, Food Agility CRC

Government, university and community and advisory boards including:

  • Chair of Trustees, Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust
  • Chair, NSW Skills Board
  • Chair of Trustees, NSW Public Purpose Fund
  • Chair, University of Wollongong, Early Start Advisory Board
  • Member, Tennis NSW Corporate Advisory Board

His work in the not-for profit sector has included serving as a Director of High Resolves Foundation from 2007 to 2016; of Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience Indigenous Corporation (AIME) from 2010 to 2015; of the Garvan Foundation from 2005 to 2008; and of St James Ethics Centre from 2004 to 2013.

Mr Marcus Clark has BA, LLB from Sydney University and an MBA from Columbia University.
In 2019 he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws by the University of Wollongong for his services to the University, most notably as Chair of the Early Start Advisory Board, and for his significant leadership and support for research driven innovation at the national level.

He was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (General Division) in 2007 for his contribution to the development of national law firms and encouraging corporate involvement in community programs.

Mr Marcus Clark was also appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (General Division) in 2019 for distinguished service to education, to research and infrastructure investment, and to the not-for-profit sector.


Dr Peter Woodgate, Council Appointed Member

DBA (RMIT), MAppSc (UNSW), BForSc (Melb), DipFor (VicSchFor), GAID, FSSI (Hon)

Term: 1 February 2018 to 31 January 2026

Dr Peter Woodgate is currently the Chair of SmartSat CRC; Chair of the Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN); Chair of Cancer Therapeutics; a Board member of Geoscape Australia Ltd; a member of the Australian Space Agency’s Industry Leaders Forum; and Chair of Australia’s 2030 Space and Spatial Industry Growth Roadmap. He was formerly Chief Executive Officer of the Australia New Zealand Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information (CRCSI) from 2003 to 2017, a collaboration of over 100 organisations from the government, private and research sectors.

Dr Woodgate has 35 years of professional and academic experience in a range of disciplines spanning the environmental sciences (forestry and natural resources), space and spatial sciences (particularly satellite imaging), geosciences, business, and public policy. He has focused on the role of innovation in stimulating industry growth.

Dr Woodgate commenced his career with the Forests Commission of Victoria, where he spent time in forest research and forest assessment. He helped lead the introduction of remote sensing and GIS capabilities for the Victorian Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. As the CEO of the Geospatial Science Initiative at RMIT University, he helped create Spatial Vision Innovations Pty Ltd, RMIT’s first ever spin-off, the Risk and Community Safety Research Centre, and RMIT’s Global Sustainability Institute. He was a founding Council member of the International Society for Digital Earth and served as a founding Board Member of the UNESCO International Centre on Space Technologies for Natural and Cultural Heritage.

Dr Woodgate has a Doctorate in Business Administration from RMIT University (majoring in innovation in sme’s), a Master of Applied Science from the University of New South Wales (majoring in satellite imaging and remote sensing), a Degree in Forest Science from the University of Melbourne, is an Honorary Fellow of the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute, an Honorary Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne, and is a Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Mr John Lloyd, Ministerial Appointed Member

BSc (UNSW), MBA (Macquarie)

Term: 14 October 2019 to 13 October 2023

John Lloyd is the former CEO of Horticulture Innovation Australia/HAL leading both organisations over a nine year period of significant growth, change and transition. He is a current director of Fisheries Research and Development Corporation, Grains and Legumes Nutrition Council, Agribusiness Australia and Menari Business Solutions Pty Ltd. He has been nominated as a director for Meat and Livestock Australia Ltd. After a long corporate career that took him to most parts of Australia, as well as extensive experience overseas, John and his wife now run a small agricultural enterprise at Borenore NSW.

John’s career has spanned most parts of the Australian agribusiness sector with senior leadership positions including Managing Director Case IH/New Holland ANZ; General Manager Commercial Incitec Pivot; and General Manager Merchandise Wesfarmers Dalgety. John started his career at a trainee for Farmers and Graziers Ltd.

More recently John has lead a significant restructure of the research corporation for the $12 Billion horticulture sector, creating new funding models that have catered for its longer term strategic issues as well as accessing broader and non-traditional sources of investment. These issues include Asian export markets, biosecurity, health and nutrition, pollination, fruit fly, intensive farming systems and urban greening.

John has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Wool and Pastoral) from the University of NSW as well as an MBA from Macquarie University.

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Dr Robin Williams, Ministerial Appointed Member

Term: 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2025

Dr Williams is a General Practitioner (GP) and hospital Visiting Medical Officer (VMO) at Molong and Yeoval, and Chair of the Western NSW Primary Health Network. Dr Williams emigrated to Australia in 1997 settling as a GP in Gulgong. He was Chairman of the Dubbo/Plains Division of General Practice from 2000 to 2016. He has also served as a Director and past Chair of the NSW Rural Doctors Network. Dr Williams was the Chair of the Western NSW Local Health District Board until his term finished at the end of 2016, and was also a member of the NSW Ministerial Advisory Committee on Rural Health. He has been a GP VMO at Molong Health Service and Yeoval UPA since 2007 and is a Clinical Lecturer for the School of Rural Health, University of Sydney. Dr Williams holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of London, and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. He resides in Central West NSW.

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Ms Michelle Beveridge, Chair, Audit and Risk Committee


Term: 1 August 2021 to 31 July 2025

Michelle Beveridge is a proud Charles Sturt University graduate from the mid-1990's, studying Business via distance education. She is now a Non-executive Director with noteworthy experience in the superannuation, technology, ESG, travel and education industries. Agile, pragmatic, curious and with a bias for action, Michelle brings digital insight and governance expertise to grow organisations through transformation focused on customer engagement, optimising work systems, risk management and achieving purpose and profit.

In her prior executive capacity as Chief Information Officer and Chief Operating Officer in diverse industries, Michelle designed, implemented and sustained digital strategies that contributed to double digit growth and EBITDA improvements, and provided leadership to diverse international teams. She was listed in the Australian CIO50 as one of the top Chief Information Officers in 2016 and 2018. Michelle’s current board and committee roles include REI Superannuation Fund Ltd, Leukaemia Foundation, Essential Services Commission (Vic), EPA Victoria and Melbourne Forum.

DateTimeLocation Agenda Close Meeting Records
24 February 20229.00am - 2.00pmVideoconference10 February 2022 
14 April 2022 10.00am - 12.00pm Videoconference 31 Mar 2022 
19 May 20229.00am - 2.00pmPort Macquarie 5 May 2022 
21 July 20229.00am - 2.00pm Videoconference7 July 2022 
25 August 20229.00am - 2.00pm Wagga Wagga11 August 2022 
6 October 202210.00am - 12.00pmVideoconference22 September 2022 
25 November 20229.00am - 2.00pmOrange20 October 2022 
15 December 20229.00am - 2.00pmVideoconference1 December 2022 

Refer to the 2022 Council and Committee Meeting Schedule for the meeting and agenda close dates for all Council and Committee meetings.

DateTimeLocation Agenda Close Meeting Records
25 January 2021N/AFlying MinuteN/ACNL155 - 156
Meeting Summary
(PDF, 243.67 KB)
26 February 20211.00pm - 4.00pm Videoconference 12 February 2021
19 April 2021 (annual accounts)2.00pm - 3.00pm Videoconference N/ACNL157 - 161
Meeting Summary
(PDF, 141.04 KB)
6 May 202110.00am - 1.00pmVideoconference22 April 2021
20 May 202111.00am - 3.30pmAlbury6 May 2021
1 July 20219.00am - 1.00pm (TBC) Videoconference17 June 2021CNL162-164
Meeting Summary
(PDF, 140.73 KB)
26 August 20219am - 1.00pmVideoconference12 August 2021CNL165-167 Meeting Summary
(PDF, 155.24 KB)
28 October 202110.00am - 1.00pmCanberra 14 October 2021CNL168-170 Meeting Summary
(PDF, 138.63 KB)
16 December 20218.30am - 4.00pmCanberra2 December 2021CNL171 Meeting Summary (PDF, 132.71 KB(

Refer to the current Governance Services Meeting Schedule for the meeting and agenda close dates for all governance committees supported by the Office of Governance and Corporate Affairs.

DateTimeLocation Agenda Close Meeting Records
20 February 20208.00am - 3.30pm Canberra6 February 2020CNL134 Meeting Summary
14 February 2020N/A Flying MinuteN/ACNL135 - 137
Meeting Summary
27 February 2020N/AFlying MinuteN/A
27 March 2020N/AFlying MinuteN/A
16 April 2020 (annual accounts)9.00am - 12.30pmVideoconferenceN/ACNL138 - 140
Meeting Summary
16 April 2020N/AFlying MinuteN/A
13 May 2020N/AFlying MinuteN/A
18 May 20202.00pm - 3.30pmVideoconferenceN/A (Extraordinary Meeting)CNL141 - 144
Meeting Summary
31 May 2020N/AFlying MinuteN/A
2 June 2020N/AFlying MinuteN/A
9 June 2020N/AFlying MinuteN/A
18 June 20209.00am - 12.30pmVideoconference4 June 2020CNL145 - 148
Meeting Summary
19 June 2020N/AFlying MinuteN/A
22 June 20204.00pm - 5.30pmVideoconferenceN/A (Extraordinary Meeting)
24 July 2020N/AFlying MinuteN/A
23 July 20205.00pm - 7.00pmVideoconferenceN/A (Extraordinary Meeting)CNL149 (confidential)
17 August 2020N/AFlying MinuteN/ACNL150 (confidential)
26 August 202010.00am - 2.00pmVideoconference12 August 2020CNL151 Meeting Summary
30 September 202010.00am - 2.00pmVideoconference16 September 2020CNL152 Meeting Summary
KPMG Sustainable Futures Report Summary
18 November 20209.00am - 2.00pmVideoconference4 November 2020CNL153 Meeting Summary
9 December 202010.00am - 3.00pmVideoconference25 November 2020CNL154 Meeting Summary

All submissions to the University Council (excluding submissions by members of Council) must be submitted to in accordance with the Reporting to Council Procedure.

To find the meeting and close of agenda dates please refer to the Governance Services Meeting Schedule.

Submissions must be prepared using the approved templates.

Submissions received by the Office of Governance and Corporate Affairs after the close of agenda will require approval of the Vice-Chancellor and Chancellor/Chair, and may not be considered by the Council or the relevant committee.

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University Secretary
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