Finance Committee

What does the Committee do?

The Finance Committee's responsibilities are outlined in full in the Finance Committee Charter. Its key areas of focus are:

  • 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.

Committee Members

Mr John Bowers (Chair)

Professor Alex Zelinsky AO (Vice-Chancellor)

Mr Robert (Bob) Kennedy AM

Assoc Professor Brendan Boyle

Mr Doug Dean AM

Meeting Location and Dates

Location: Committee Room, The Chancellery, Callaghan Campus

Meeting DateMeeting Time
Friday 5 February 2021 - Joint Finance / Council - IDC9.00am - 1.00pm
Thursday 25 March 2021 - Joint Finance / Council2.00pm - 4.00pm
Friday 7 May 2021 - Joint Finance / Council9.00am - 11.00am
Friday 28 May 202111.30am - 1.30pm
Friday 30 July 202111.30am - 1.30pm
Thursday 23 September 20212.00pm - 4.00pm
Thursday 26 November 20212.00pm - 4.00pm

You can find all Council meeting dates and the full Council calendar here.

Reports and Papers

Templates and other support resources are available to help you prepare reports or papers for committees and Council.

Need more information?

For all Finance Committee enquiries contact Zoe Ward, Council Secretariat Officer or email secretariat.

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