The University of Newcastle, Australia

Executive Committee

Providing advice to the Vice-Chancellor on matters of strategic and operational significance, the primary role of the Executive Committee is to define and focus the strategic direction of the University in line with the NeW Futures Strategic Plan 2016-2025, and prioritise operational decisions according to this framework.

Back row (L to R): Professor Brett Ninness, Professor Deborah Hodgson, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Darrell Evans, Laureate Professor John Aitken, Professor Tony Travaglione, Mr Paul Dunn.
Front row (L to R): Mr Nat McGregor, Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Caroline McMillen, Professor Lee Smith, Mrs Winnie Eley.
Not shown: Professor Liz Burd, Professor John Germov, Professor Kevin Hall.

Membership of the Executive Committee is drawn from the senior leadership of the University's Faculties and Divisions, with the Committee chaired by the Vice-Chancellor.

  • 2018 Meeting Dates (PDF, 196KB) - please note this schedule is subject to change at short notice
  • Terms of reference (PDF, 92KB) - available on the Executive Committee SharePoint site

Executive sponsorship

Where an agenda item is proposed by a University staff member who is not a member of the Executive Committee, an appropriate Executive Committee Sponsor for the item must be identified.

This sponsor should be the member of Executive Committee whose portfolio or interests most closely align with the topic at hand; this will often (but not always) be the supervisor of the staff member putting forward the agenda item.

Submitting a paper

Papers for consideration by Executive Committee must be provided by close of business ten business days prior to the relevant meeting.

Distribution of papers

At the discretion of the Vice-Chancellor, the agenda and papers will be distributed to Executive Committee members via the Executive Committee SharePoint site, prior to the relevant meeting.

For further information on any aspect of Executive Committee, including scheduling, sponsorship and submission of papers please contact:

Jane Perrin, Executive Officer, Office of the Vice-Chancellor

P: +61 2 4921 6845

E: Jane.Perrin@newcastle.edu.au