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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 The Hon. Julie Bishop 1 January 2020 31 December 2022
Deputy Chair Ms. Naomi Flutter 1 July 2018 30 June 2022
Member Mr. Lachlan Day 1 December 2019 30 November 2020
Member Mr Mike Baird 1 August 2019 31 July 2023
Member Prof. Suzanne Cory AC 1 July 2018 30 June 2022
Member Ms. Anne-Marie Schwirtlich AM 1 July 2017 30 June 2021
Member Ms Caterina Giugovaz 26 May 2020 25 May 2022
Member VACANT    
Member Prof. Kate Reynolds 30 September 2020 29 September 2022
Member Ms. Tanya Hosch 2 July 2020 30 June 2024
Member Dr. Doug McTaggart 2 July 2020 30 June 2021
Member Ms. Natasha Stott Despoja AO 2 July 2020 30 June 2021
Member Prof. Juliana Ng 30 September 2020 29 September 2022
Member Prof. Asmi Wood 30 September 2020 29 September 2022
CEO/Executive Director/Managing Director Prof. Brian P. Schmidt AC 1 January 2016 31 December 2020
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