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 2018 30 June 2022
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. Matthew Colless 30 September 2018 29 September 2020
Member Associate Professor Ben Corry 30 September 2018 29 September 2020
CEO/Executive Director/Managing Director Prof. Brian P. Schmidt AC 1 January 2016 31 December 2020
Member Ms. Eden Lim 1 December 2018 30 November 2019
Member Mr. Graeme Samuel AC 1 August 2015 31 July 2019
Member Prof. Suzanne Cory AC 1 July 2018 30 June 2022
Member Ms. Anne-Marie Schwirtlich AM 1 July 2017 30 June 2021
Member Mrs. Claire Shrewsbury 26 May 2018 25 May 2020
Member Mr. Zyl Hovenga-Wauchope 3 September 2018 2 September 2019
Member Dr. Ceridwen Fraser 30 September 2018 29 September 2020
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