Risk Committee

What does the Committee do?

The Risk Committee's responsibilities are outlined in full in the Risk Committee Charter.

Its key areas of focus are:

  • The University's Risk Management Framework;
  • Facilitating assurance that risk exposures are being managed appropriately; and
  • Overseeing the University’s internal audit function and independence.

Committee Members

Ms Michelle McPherson (Chair)

Mr Paul Jeans

Professor Alex Zelinsky AO (Vice-Chancellor)

Mr John Bowers

Mr Kevin Young


Meeting Location and Dates

Location: Committee Room, The Chancellery, Callaghan Campus

Meeting dateMeeting time
Friday 26 March 20218.30am - 11.00am
Friday 28 May 20218.30am - 11.00am
Friday 30 July 20218.30am - 11.00am
Friday 24 September 20218.30am - 11.00am
Friday 26 November 20218.30am - 11.00am

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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