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Governance Committee

The Governance Committee advises Council on matters relating to university governance, in particular on the planning and development of Council’s skills, knowledge and experience.

2020 meeting dates

Thursday 6 February
Thursday 2 April
Tuesday 21 July
Tuesday 3 November

Time: meetings commence at 8.30am.

Each meeting will be confirmed by the Chair.

Membership

Position Member Current term
Chancellor (Chair) Catherine Livingstone, AO 1 November 2018 to 31 October 2020
Vice-Chancellor or nominee Professor Attila Brungs ex-officio
Member (Council) Tony Tobin 1 November 2018 to 31 October 2020
Member (Council) Dr John Laker, AO 27 November 2019 to 1 October 2020
University Secretary William Paterson ex-officio


Positions on the committee are in accordance with its composition.

Committee contact

Deborah Crook
Executive Officer (Governance Support)
Tel: 02 9514 1240
Email: Deborah.Crook@uts.edu.au

Terms of reference

The Governance Committee shall:

  1. advise Council on matters relating to the university’s governance framework
  2. oversee the implementation of the UTS Governance Review Framework
  3. monitor and report to Council on the results and actions arising from the reviews conducted as part of the Governance Review Framework
  4. identify and advise Council, at least biennially, of the appropriate balance of skills, knowledge and experience which should exist in the Council as a whole
  5. identify and advise Council of any development requirements and strategies in relation to the required balance of skills, knowledge and experience of Council as a whole
  6. oversee the development and operation of Council’s induction and professional development program
  7. report to Council, at least annually, on UTS governance, including conformance with the Voluntary Code of Best Practice for the Governance of Australian Public Universities (PDF)
  8. consider and advise Council on proposed amendments to the University of Technology Sydney Act 1989 (NSW), and proposed new and amended by-laws as may be required for the university under section 28 of the Act
  9. report to Council on any matters referred to it by Council and/or the Vice-Chancellor.

Composition

The Governance Committee consists of the following positions:

  • Chancellor (Chair)
  • Vice-Chancellor or nominee
  • two or three members (who may also be members of Council), with particular skills and experience in governance matters.
  • University Secretary