Governance & Management

UNSW Foundation Limited Board of Directors

Mr Richard Alcock
Mr Robert Cameron AO
Mr Mark Dorney
Dr Holly Forsyth
Dr Daniel Gauchat
Mr David Gonski AC (Chair)
Mr Nicholas Gray
Dr Catherine Harris AO PSM
Professor Ian Jacobs
Mr Grant King
Dr Wallace King AO (Deputy Chair)
Ms Christine McNamee Liddy AO
Dr Peter Edward Mason AM
Mr Bruce Morgan
Mr Timothy Olsen
Mr Simon Poidevin OAM
Professor Laura Poole-Warren
Mr Julian Reynolds
Ms Jillian Segal AM
Dr Emery Severin
Mr Shane Simpson AM
Dr Colin Sutton
Emeritus Professor Alec Tzannes AM
Ms Nicola Wakefield Evans
Mr Albert Yue-Ling Wong
 
Board membership at 31 December 2016

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, Remuneration, 2025 Strategy 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 2016)

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
Pro-Chancellor
Mr Brian Long FCA

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

Elected members

Mr Aaron Magner
BEc Macquarie, MEM LLM UNSW

Professor Kristy Muir
BA Hons, PhD, GAICD

Mr Michael Murdocca

Scientia Professor John Piggott
BA Sydney, MSc PhD London, FASSA

Ms Jantapond Purintanawut
BEng (KU)


Members appointed by Council
Pro-Chancellor
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

Former members

The following people were Council member from the beginning of the year until they completed their terms of office on 30 June 2016.

Associate Professor
Dorottya Fabian
BMus (Hons) Liszt Ferenc Academy
of Music Budapest, MMus PhD
UNSW, FAHA

Mr Ben Heenan

Ms Emma Lovell
BE (Hons) Chemical
Engineering UNSW

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 the Management Board, eight Faculty Deans and the Rector of UNSW Canberra, who have significant delegated authority in relation to their areas.