Governance & Management

UNSW Foundation Limited Board of Directors

Mr David Gonski AC (Chairman)
Mr Richard Alcock
Mr Robert Cameron AO
Mr Mark Dorney
Dr Robert Every AO
Dr Holly Forsyth
Dr Daniel Gauchat
Mr Nicholas Gray (from December 2015)
Dr Catherine Harris AO PSM
Mr Roderick Houng-Lee
Professor Ian Jacobs (from February 2015)
Ms Cassandra Kelly
Mr Grant King (from October 2015)
Dr Wallace King AO (Deputy Chair)
Ms Christine Margaret McNamee Liddy AO
Dr Peter Edward Mason AM
Mr Bruce Morgan
Mr Warwick Negus
Mr Timothy Olsen
Mr Simon Poidevin OAM
Professor Laura Poole-Warren (from February 2015)
Mr Julian Reynolds
Ms Jillian Segal AM
Dr Emery Severin (from October 2015)
Mr Shane Simpson AM
Dr Colin Sutton
Emeritus Professor Alec Tzannes AM (from December 2015)
Mr Albert Yue-Ling Wong

Ms Jennie Lang – Chief Executive Officer
Mr Matthew Mellsop – Company Secretary
 
Board membership at 31 December 2015

UNSW Council

Strong and effective governance and management have set clear strategic goals for the University, underpinning our success and positioning us into the future.

UNSW Council

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)

Ex-Officio

Chancellor
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

Ministerial appointment
Mr Brian Long FCA

Pro-Chancellor
Ms Jillian S. Segal AM
BA LLB UNSW, LLM Harvard, FAICD
Deputy Chancellor

Elected members

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
Pro-Chancellor

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

Former members

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

Academic Board

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.

Management

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.