Leadership and Governance


The Chancellor is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, the peak governing body of the University.

Professor Peter Shergold AC was appointed Chancellor from 1 January 2011 continuing a distinguished academic and public service career.

Chancellor, Professor Peter Shergold AC


The Vice-Chancellor is the University President and CEO, responsible for managing all academic and administrative areas of the University.

Professor Barney Glover AO was appointed Vice-Chancellor and President from 1 January 2014.

Vice-Chancellor Barney Glover

Board of Trustees

The governing authority of the University, the Board manages development of broad policies and strategic plans, and is informed by a number of standing committees.

Academic Senate

This is the peak forum in the University for academic debate and discourse. The Senate is a standing committee of the board, and is responsible for academic standards and values.

Office of Governance Services

The Office of Governance Services provides a wide range of support services to the governing bodies of the University, as well as managing such issues as complaint resolution and records and archives.

Governance Diagram

Structure Diagram

Securing Success 2018 - 2020 Strategic Plan

The Securing Success 2018 - 2020 Strategic Plan (opens in a new window) (PDF, 3859.29 KB) includes amendments generated by a mid-term review of the University’s strategy and the rapidly changing context in which the University operates. Approved by the Board of Trustees in April 2018, Securing Success 2018 - 2020 presents the strategic goals and objectives of the University as it positions itself for the next wave of sector-wide change.

Securing Success diagram, with 'A distinctively student-centred University' in the centre and international, research and community outcomes surrounding