Strong and effective governance and management have set clear strategic goals for the University, underpinning our success and positioning us into the future.
The University is governed by a Council of 15 members led by the Chancellor under the University of New South Wales Act 1989 (“The Act”). Members represent the interests of the University and the community, contributing expertise in a range of areas, including finance, commercial activities, law, governance and management, and planning and development.
The Council has Finance, Audit, Risk, Nominations and Remuneration, and Honorary Degrees committees.
The Council is able to draw on additional specialised expertise by appointing external members to its committees. Council and Council committee members serve the University on a voluntary basis. Further information on Council, its membership and committees is available on the UNSW website.
Official Members (as at 31 December 2015)
Mr David M. Gonski AC
BCom, LLB UNSW, FAICD (Life), FCPA
President and Vice-Chancellor
Professor Ian Jacobs
BA, MA Cam MBBS UCL MD London FRCOG
President, Academic Board
Professor Prem Ramburuth
BA DipEd South Africa, MEd Sydney, EdD UNSW, Licentiate RAM, London, GradDip TESOL South Australia, MAICD
Mr Brian Long FCA
Ms Jillian S. Segal AM
BA LLB UNSW, LLM Harvard, FAICD
Mr Billy Bruffey
Associate Professor Dorottya Fabian
BMus (Hons) Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music Budapest,
MMus PhD UNSW, FAHA
Ms Emma Lovell
BE (Hons) Chemical Engineering UNSW
Mr Aaron Magner
BEc Macquarie, MEM LLM UNSW
Scientia Professor John Piggott
BA Sydney, MSc PhD London, FASSA
Members appointed by Council
Dr Jennifer Alexander
MB BS MCom MHP UNSW, FRACMA FAFPHM FAICD
Ms Maxine Brenner
BA LLB UNSW
Mr Nicholas Carney
BCom LLB UNSW, MAICD
Mr Matthew Grounds
BCom LLB UNSW
Mr Warwick Negus
BBus UTS, MComm UNSW, SF Fin
The following person was a Council member from the beginning of the year and completed his term of office as Vice-Chancellor on 31 January 2015
Professor Frederick G. Hilmer AO
LLB Syd, LLM Pennsylvania, MBA Wharton
The Academic Board is the principal academic body of the University. Comprising up to 60 members, the Board advises the Vice-Chancellor and Council on matters relating to teaching, scholarship and research, and takes decisions on delegation from Council.
The Vice-Chancellor is the Principal Executive Officer of the University and is responsible for the overall direction of corporate planning, budget activities and external relations. Under the Council, the Vice-Chancellor manages and supervises the administrative, financial and other activities of the University. Reporting to the Vice-Chancellor are an Executive Team, eight Faculty Deans and the Rector of UNSW Canberra, who have significant delegated authority in relation to their areas.