Education and Training
The Australian National University Act 1991 forms part of the Administrative Arrangements Orders for the Education and Training portfolio. The Australian National University Council is the governing body of the Australian National University. Seven members are approved by the Minister for Education and Training on the recommendation of the ANU Council's Nominations Committee. Two members are ex-officio and six are elected by various staff and student cohorts of the University.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    R. Management Board

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Australian National University Act 1991

  • Paid Members?

    No

  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members

    15

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    Yes

  • Classification

    X. Internal Management

  • Auditor

    ANAO

  • Function Categorization

    Executive Management

  • Creation Date

    7 February 1947

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Professor the Hon Gareth Evans AC QC 1 January 2016 31 December 2019
Deputy Chair Ms. Naomi Flutter 1 July 2014 30 June 2018
Member Ms. Alyssa Shaw 18 August 2017 18 August 2018
Member Prof. Tim Senden 30 September 2016 29 September 2018
Member Mr. Peter Yu 1 September 2016 30 June 2020
Member Dr. Doug McTaggart 1 September 2016 30 June 2020
Member Ms. Natasha Stott Despoja AM 1 September 2016 30 June 2020
Member Prof. Catherine Waldby 30 September 2016 29 September 2018
Member Prof. Jan Provis 30 September 2016 29 September 2018
CEO/Executive Director/Managing Director Prof. Brian P. Schmidt AC 1 January 2016 31 December 2020
Member Ms. Eleanor Kay 1 December 2017 30 November 2018
Member Mr. Graeme Samuel AC 1 August 2015 31 July 2019
Member Prof. Suzanne Cory AC 1 July 2014 30 June 2018
Member Ms. Anne-Marie Schwirtlich AM 1 July 2017 30 June 2021
Member Ms. Deborah Veness 26 May 2016 25 May 2018
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