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 17 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.

Dr Michele Allan AO, Chancellor

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

Term: 3 December 2014 to December 2026

Dr Michele Allan AO 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.  In 2023 she was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia for her distinguished service to the agricultural, food production and business sectors, and to tertiary education.

Dr Allan is the current Chair of Wine Australia, Smart Sat CRC, the Food and Agribusiness Growth Centre (FIAL) and Trusted Autonomous Systems Defence CRC. She is also a non-executive director of the CSIRO, the Food Agility CRC, and Diary Food Safety Victoria. In addition to these appointments, Dr Allan is a member of the 2026 Spatial Industry Transformation and Growth Agenda Leadership Group.

Dr Allan has previously served as Chair of Meat and Livestock Australia, Apple and Pear Australia Limited and Nuffield Australia. She has served as a non-executive director of Grain Growers Limited, Tasmanian Irrigation, Innovation and Science Australia, Grape and Wine Research and Development Corporation, Callaghan Innovation, Patties Food Limited, Food Standards Australia and New Zealand, and Forest and Wood Products Australia.  She has also held various executive roles with Amcor Limited, Kraft Foods, Bonlac Foods Limited, ICI, Tasmania’s Bioinformatics Centre of Excellence, Johnson and Johnson, and Nestle.

In 2013, Dr Allan 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.

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 and Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering.

Dr Saranne Cooke, Deputy Chancellor and Elected Graduate Member

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

Term: 1 March 2021 to 31 December 2025

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 the energy, banking, and manufacturing industries. Dr Cooke holds a Bachelor of Commerce, a 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.

Professor Renée Leon PSM, Vice-Chancellor

BA, LLB (ANU), LLM (Cambridge)

Term: 1 September 2021 to 31 August 2026

Renee LeonProfessor Renée Leon is the University’s fifth Vice-Chancellor and President and commenced in the role on 1 September, 2021.

Prior to commencement as Vice-Chancellor, Professor Leon had extensive senior leadership experience in Commonwealth and State public administration, covering policy, program management and service delivery.

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, which she attended as a Menzies Foundation Law Scholar.

In 2013, she was awarded a Public Service Medal for outstanding service to public administration and law in leadership roles in the Australian Capital Territory and the Commonwealth.

She is a Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia and a member of Chief Executive Women Australia.

Professor Leon is honoured to lead Australia’s leading regional university at a time when the regions are playing an increasingly visible and important national role.

Associate Professor Dianne McGrath, Elected (Academic Staff) Member

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

Term: 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2024

Dianne McGrath 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.

Mr Edward Maher, Elected (General Staff) Member

Term: 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2024

Ed Maher Edward Maher holds the role of Manager, Sustainability at Charles Sturt University. Edward is responsible for leading the University’s progress towards best practice in organisational sustainability. Areas of focus include governance, curriculum, research, operational efficiencies, and stakeholder engagement.

Formal qualifications held by Edward include Bachelor of Environmental Science (Hons), Graduate Certificate in University Leadership and Certificates in Small Business Management and Carbon Management.

Edward is a career sustainability practitioner with previous roles at Sydney Water Corporation and Snowy Hydro. His passion in this area extends to volunteer and community work which has led to recognition at state and local levels.

Professional and community memberships include Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (Director), Murrumbidgee Landcare (Committee Member) and Wagga Wagga Urban Landcare (President). Edward has served as a member of working groups within the Tertiary Education Facilities Management Association and as a professional mentor with the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand.

Mr Benjamin Fry, Elected (Student) Member


Term: 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2024

Ben Fry Mr Benjamin Fry is a Charles Sturt University graduate with a Bachelor of Communications and is currently studying for a Bachelor of Viticulture at Charles Sturt University.

Mr Fry is a media consultant; his production business, WestFilm, operates exclusively in Regional NSW for government, corporate and private clients. WestFilm enables people and organisations to tell their stories to targeted audiences.

Mr Fry is also a business partner at BoxGrove, a Bathurst-based function centre and luxury accommodation retreat. He contributes to the city more broadly as a Councillor on both Bathurst Regional Council and Upper Macquarie County Council.

Ms Leanne Heywood OAM, Council Appointed Graduate Member


Term: 1 August 2021 to  31 July 2025

Leanne Heywood 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 Allkem Ltd (ASX: AKE), Symbio Holdings Limited (ASX: SYM); Midway Limited (ASX:MWY) and Quickstep Holdings Limited (ASX: QHL).  She is also a director of Snowy Hydro Limited.

Dr Kate Cornick, Council Appointed Member

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

Term: 1 February 2018 to 31 January 2026

Kate Cornick 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 2027

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

Mr 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 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 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.

Emeritus Professor Joyce Kirk, Council Appointed Member

BA, Dip Ed (USyd), MLitt (UNE), MLib (UC), PhD (UTS), FALIA, GAICD

Term: 10 February 2023 to 31 January 2026

Joyce Kirk Professor Joyce Kirk’s career in higher education began in Colleges of Advanced Education: Goulburn, Riverina and Kuring-gai. She joined the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) in 1991 as Head of the School of Information Studies in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, and was later Associate Dean Coursework Programs (1995-1999) and Dean of the Faculty (2000-2004).

Her senior executive career in universities includes the position of Pro Vice-Chancellor (Students) and Vice-President RMIT University (2004-2011) and interim positions as President RMIT Vietnam (2012-2013), Pro Vice-Chancellor Academic and later Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic at the University of New England (2016-2017).

Professor Kirk’s expertise in the areas of governance, compliance and quality assurance are focused at both institutional and program levels.  She was a foundation Auditor with AUQA and is currently listed on the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) Register of Experts. She has chaired or been a member of audit and review panels for universities in Australia and overseas and has carried out state-based institutional registration and accreditation reviews in Victoria and New South Wales.

Mr John Lloyd, Council Appointed Member

BSc (UNSW), MBA (Macquarie)

Term: 14 October 2019 to 30 June 2027

John Lloyd 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.

Dr Robin Williams, Ministerial Appointed Member

Term: 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2025

Robin Williams

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.

Dr Bruce Godfrey, Council Appointed Member

Term: 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2027

Bruce GodfreyAfter completing a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) at the University of Queensland and a PhD in solar photovoltaics at the University of New South Wales, Bruce’s career has been built in business, innovation investment and technology development fields. He has focused on the advancement and commercialisation of technologies (particularly, but not solely, new energy technologies), investment readiness of technologies, products and companies, and innovation policy and investment programs.

In addition to his full-time management, technical and consulting roles since 1980, Bruce has been a member of assessment committees for numerous Commonwealth and Victorian government R&D, innovation and deployment support programs. He understands well the opportunities and challenges for developers and suppliers of new technologies, products and services that are used in or could penetrate supply chains in Australia and overseas.

A Fellow of the Academy of Technology & Engineering, he was a Director and Vice-President Diversity of it (2016-21). He has chaired Expert Working Groups for the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) on Delivering Sustainable Urban Mobility (2015) and on Energy Storage (2017). He is a Director of the Future Battery Industries Cooperative Research Centre.

Dr Kyle Turner, Council Appointed Member

Term: 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2027

Kyle TurnerDr Kyle Turner is originally from Dubbo in rural New South Wales, his family’s Wiradjuri country, and now resides in Melbourne.

Dr Turner founded Pearlii in 2019, a for-profit social enterprise that uses world-first AI technology to scan teeth and gums for common dental problems, bringing free dental check-ups and free oral health education to the world.

Dr Turner has published widely on the burden of chronic disease - with a heavy focus on prevention - with a demonstrated passion for improving health outcomes for First Nation peoples as well as other disadvantaged groups, such as prisoners.

Emeritus Professor Roy Green AM, Council Appointed Member

BA LLB (Adelaide) PhD (Cambridge)

Term: 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2027

Roy GreenRoy is Emeritus Professor and Special Innovation Advisor at the University of Technology Sydney, where he was Dean of the UTS Business School. He gained his undergraduate degrees from the University of Adelaide and a PhD in Economics from the University of Cambridge. Roy has published widely in the areas of innovation, industry and regional development, including projects with the OECD and European Commission. He is a Fellow of the RSA, Royal Society of NSW and the Centre for Policy Development.

Roy has led and participated in numerous public inquiries and reviews, and he chaired the Australian Government’s Innovative Regions Centre, CSIRO Manufacturing Sector Advisory Council, NSW Manufacturing Industries Advisory Council and Queensland Competition Authority. He was also a member of the Prime Minister’s Manufacturing Taskforce and a board director of the Innovative Manufacturing CRC.

Currently Roy chairs the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Hub, Food Innovation & Agribusiness Ltd (FIAL) Industry Growth Centre and the Port of Newcastle, and he is a board director of the SmartSat CRC and a member of the Australian Design Council and NSW Modern Manufacturing Taskforce.

Ms Kristal Kinsela, Ministerial Appointed Member

Term: 11 November 2023 to 30 June 2027

Kristal Kinsela

Kristal is a proud Aboriginal woman, a descendant of both Jawoyn and Wiradjuri nations. Kristal has more than 18 years experience in education and training, organisational workforce development and supplier diversity working across government, corporate and not-for-profit sectors.

Kristal is a well-know Aboriginal businesswoman and entrepreneur, she has worked nationally across Australia and is highly regarded as a skilled facilitator, expert in stakeholder engagement and project management.

Kristal is a  Director of Uniting NSW/ACT, Director Many Rivers , member of Woolworths Group First Nation Advisory Board. She is also an Advisory Committee Member of Family Friendly Workplaces and NSW Governments Women's Entrepreneurship Industry Reference Group.

Kristal is passionate about creating lasting pathways and growing the capabilities of Indigenous businesses and individuals. She contributes at the interface of Aboriginal business  development and government business procurement.


Ms Michelle Beveridge, Chair, Audit and Risk Committee


Term: 1 August 2021 to 31 July 2025
Michlle Beveridge

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.

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DateTimeLocation Agenda Close Meeting Records
7 March 20249.00am - 11.00amOnline20 February 2024CNL190 Meeting Summary
11 April 20249.00am - 2.00pmPort Macquarie Campus26 March 2024CNL191 Meeting Summary
6 June 20249.00am - 11.00amOnline21 May 2024CNL192 Meeting Summary
8 August 20249.00am - 2.00pmWagga Wagga Campus23 July 2024CNL193 Meeting Summary
18 October 20249.00am - 2.00pmCanberra Campus2 October 2024CNL194 Meeting Summary
6 December 20249.00am - 11.00amOnline20 November 2024CNL195 Meeting Summary

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2023 meeting schedule

DateTimeLocation Agenda Close Meeting Records
2 March 2023 9.00am - 2.00pm Videoconference 14 February 2023CNL182 Meeting Summary
13 April 2023 9.00am - 2.00pm Bathurst28 Mar 2023 CNL183 Meeting Summary
8 June 2023 9.00am - 2.00pm Videoconference 16 May 2023CNL185 Meeting Summary
3 August 2023 9.00am - 2.00pm Videoconference 18 July 2023CNL186 Meeting Summary
8 September 20239.00am - 2.00pm Videoconference 23 August 2023Meeting cancelled
20 October 2023 9.00am - 2.00pm Canberra 4 October 2023CNL187 Meeting  Summary
7 December 20239.00am - 2.00pm Videoconference 21 November 2023CNL188 Meeting  Summary

Refer to the 2023 Council and Committee Meeting Schedule for the meeting and agenda close dates for all Council and Committee meetings.

2022 meeting schedule

DateTimeLocation Agenda Close Meeting Records
24 February 2022 9.00am - 2.00pm Videoconference 8 February 2022 CNL172 Meeting Summary
23 March 2022 EM 11.00am - 1.00pm Videoconference 7 Mar 2022 CNL173 - CNL175 Meeting Summary
26 April 2022 N/A Flying Minute N/A
19 May 2022 9.00am - 2.00pm Wagga Wagga  3 May 2022
21 July 2022 9.00am - 2.00pm Videoconference 5 July 2022 CNL176 Meeting Summary
25 August 2022 9.00am - 2.00pm Videoconference 1 August 2022 CNL177 Meeting Summary
6 October 2022 10.00am - 12.00pm Videoconference 20 September 2022 CNL178 Meeting Summary
25 November 2022 9.00am - 2.00pm Orange 9 November 2022 CNL179 Meeting Summary
15 December 2022 10.00am - 12.00pm Videoconference - CNL180 Meeting Summary

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

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DateTimeLocation Agenda Close Meeting Records
25 January 2021 N/A Flying Minute N/A CNL155 - 156
Meeting Summary
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26 February 2021 1.00pm - 4.00pm Videoconference 12 February 2021
19 April 2021 (annual accounts) 2.00pm - 3.00pm Videoconference N/A CNL157 - 161
Meeting Summary
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6 May 2021 10.00am - 1.00pm Videoconference 22 April 2021
20 May 2021 11.00am - 3.30pm Albury 6 May 2021
1 July 2021 9.00am - 1.00pm (TBC) Videoconference 17 June 2021 CNL162-164
Meeting Summary
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26 August 2021 9am - 1.00pm Videoconference 12 August 2021 CNL165-167 Meeting Summary
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28 October 2021 10.00am - 1.00pm Canberra 14 October 2021 CNL168-170 Meeting Summary
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16 December 2021 8.30am - 4.00pm Canberra 2 December 2021 CNL171 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 Administration.

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DateTimeLocation Agenda Close Meeting Records
20 February 2020 8.00am - 3.30pm Canberra 6 February 2020 CNL134 Meeting Summary
14 February 2020 N/A Flying Minute N/A CNL135 - 137
Meeting Summary
27 February 2020 N/A Flying Minute N/A
27 March 2020 N/A Flying Minute N/A
16 April 2020 (annual accounts) 9.00am - 12.30pm Videoconference N/A CNL138 - 140
Meeting Summary
16 April 2020 N/A Flying Minute N/A
13 May 2020 N/A Flying Minute N/A
18 May 2020 2.00pm - 3.30pm Videoconference N/A (Extraordinary Meeting) CNL141 - 144
Meeting Summary
31 May 2020 N/A Flying Minute N/A
2 June 2020 N/A Flying Minute N/A
9 June 2020 N/A Flying Minute N/A
18 June 2020 9.00am - 12.30pm Videoconference 4 June 2020 CNL145 - 148
Meeting Summary
19 June 2020 N/A Flying Minute N/A
22 June 2020 4.00pm - 5.30pm Videoconference N/A (Extraordinary Meeting)
24 July 2020 N/A Flying Minute N/A
23 July 2020 5.00pm - 7.00pm Videoconference N/A (Extraordinary Meeting) CNL149 (confidential)
17 August 2020 N/A Flying Minute N/A CNL150 (confidential)
26 August 2020 10.00am - 2.00pm Videoconference 12 August 2020 CNL151 Meeting Summary
30 September 2020 10.00am - 2.00pm Videoconference 16 September 2020 CNL152 Meeting Summary
KPMG Sustainable Futures Report Summary
18 November 2020 9.00am - 2.00pm Videoconference 4 November 2020 CNL153 Meeting Summary
9 December 2020 10.00am - 3.00pm Videoconference 25 November 2020 CNL154 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 Administration 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.


Tony Heywood
University Secretary
Phone: 02 6338 4207

Mark Smith
Director, Governance
Phone: 02 6338 4143

Steve Mullins
Executive Officer, Office of Governance and Corporate Administration