Nominations and Governance Committee

What does the Committee do?

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

  • 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

Committee Members

Mr Paul Jeans (Chair)

Professor Alex Zelinsky AO (Vice-Chancellor)

Ms Michelle McPherson (Deputy Chancellor)

Professor Victoria Haskins

Ms Jann Gardner


Meeting Location and Dates

Location: Committee Room, The Chancellery, Callaghan Campus

Meeting dateMeeting time
Friday 26 March 20211.30pm - 3.30pm
Thursday 27 May 20219.00am - 11.00am
Thursday 29 July 20219.00am - 11.00am
Friday 24 September 20211.30pm - 3.30pm
Friday 26 November 20211.30pm - 3.30pm

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.

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