Standing Committees of Council


Chancellor’s Committee

Responsible for:

  • UON's reputation
  • efficient running of University business
  • approving urgent business matters
  • recruitment and remuneration of relevant senior staff
  • Vice-Chancellor's performance
  • Performance and remuneration of Council members

Learn more about the Chancellor's Committee.

Controlled and Associated Entities Committee

Responsible for:

  • UON's controlled and associated entities
  • systems of control and accountability
  • commercial activities undertaken by controlled entities
  • risk management and assessment
  • structures and measures to ensure good governance (including joint ventures and student associations)
  • policy and procedures relating to controlled and associated entities
  • recommending UON's membership of companies and other incorporated bodies

Learn more about the Controlled and Associated Entities Committee.

Finance Committee

Responsible for:

  • financial and investment performance, strategic commercial activities and financial sustainability
  • integrity of the financial statements, accounting and financial reporting processes
  • assessing the financial impact of strategic proposals
  • overseeing business case development process
  • disclosure controls, procedures and internal controls over financial reporting
  • overseeing external audit function
  • effective management of financial risk

Learn more about the Finance Committee.

Nominations and Governance Committee

Responsible for:

  • statutory and regulatory compliance
  • setting expectations on governance matters
  • Council Induction and Development Program
  • recommending appointment of members to the University and other bodies
  • standards and expectations of honorary appointments
  • conferral of degrees, awards honorary awards

Learn more about the Nominations and Governance Committee.

People and Culture Committee

Responsible for:

  • strategies to enhance people and organisational effectiveness
  • UON's Employee Value Proposition and other strategic initiatives associated with people and culture
  • staff and stakeholder communications
  • industry and community engagement strategies
  • standards for the code of conduct, values, corporate responsibility principles, and ethical practice
  • alignment of workforce strategies with strategic and corporate plans

Learn more about the People and Culture Committee.

Risk Committee

Responsible for:

  • UON’s risk management framework
  • facilitating assurance that risk exposures are being managed appropriately
  • overseeing the UON’s internal audit function and independence

Learn more about the Risk Committee.

Development Committee

Responsible for:

  • the strategic direction of UON
  • strategic planning and monitoring performance
  • growth strategies
  • national and international positioning and competitive performance
  • campus planning and development, estate management, capital expenditure and asset utilisation
  • strategies in relation to digital and information technologies
  • strategic investments

Learn more about the Development Committee.