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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.

Meeting dates 2017

Monday 30 January
Monday 27 March
Monday 31 July
Monday 13 November

Meetings of the Governance Committee commence at 12.30pm.

Membership

Position Member Current term
Chancellor (Chair) Catherine Livingstone, AO 1 December 2016 to 30 November 2020
Member (Council) Robert Kelly 1 November 2016 to 31 October 2018
Member (Council) Tony Tobin 1 November 2016 to 31 October 2018
Vice-Chancellor or nominee Professor Attila Brungs ex-officio
University Secretary William Paterson ex-officio

Positions on the Committee are in accord 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 Universities
  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