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

Mr Sean Gordon

Assoc Professor Brendan Boyle

Mr Doug Dean AM



Meeting Dates

You can find all Finance Committee 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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