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Membership of Council

The membership, qualifications and appointment of Council members is contained in the University of Canberra Act 1989 (ACT). Council members must:

  • always act in the best interests of the University as a whole and not act as a delegate or representative of a particular constituency;
  • act in good faith, honestly and for a proper purpose;
  • exercise appropriate care and diligence;
  • not improperly use their position to gain an advantage for themselves or someone else or cause detriment to the University or someone else; and
  • disclose and avoid conflicts of interest.
Name Category Section of the Act Terms of Office
Professor Tom Calma AO Chancellor 11(1)(a) 1 January 2014 - 31 December 2022
Professor Paddy NixonVice-Chancellor & President  11(1)(b) ex-officio
Professor Elisa Martinez-Marroquin Chair, Academic Board AM  11(1)(c) 1 January 2020 - 31 December 2022
 
Dr Chris Faulks  Chief Minister 11(1)(d)

1 January 2014 - 30 June 2020

3 July 2020 - 2 July 2023

Mr David Sturgiss Chief Minister 11(1)(d)

23 January 2018 - 22 January 2021

Vacant Chief Minister 11(1)(d)  
Mr Barry Mewett Chief Minister 11(1)(d) 21 October 2011 - 20 October 2020
Ms Annabelle Pegrum AM Chief Minister 11(1)(d) 19 November 2018 - 18 November 2021
Dr Michael Schaper Chief Minister 11(1)(d) 19 November 2018 - 18 November 2021
Dr Tom Karmel AMChief Minister11(1)(d)19 November 2018 - 18 November 2021
Ms Patricia Kelly PSMChief Minister11(1)(d)9 April 2019 - 8 April 2022
 
Professor Kate Pumpa        Academic Staff 11(1)(e) 1 January 2020 - 31 December 2021
Ms Melissa Hankinson General Staff 11(1)(f) 1 January 2020 - 31 December 2021
 
Mrs Emma Montgomery Undergraduate Student 11(1)(g) 1 January 2020 - 31 December 2020
Mr Anthony Davidson Postgraduate Student 11(1)(h)1 January 2020 - 31 December 2020