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Governance

University Council

The Council, comprising 15 members, is the principal governing body of the University. It is established under the Charles Darwin University Act 2003, led by the Chancellor and a Deputy Chancellor (elected by the Council members).

The Council is responsible for the governance of the University, acts in its best interest, drives performance through strategy and stewardship, provides overall strategic guidance, and oversees senior management in carrying out that strategic direction.

The University Secretary provides executive support for the Council. Any questions concerning the Council or the information on this site should be directed to governance@cdu.edu.au.
 

Membership

Procedures for the appointment and election of members are prescribed under the Charles Darwin University Election of Members of Council By-laws 2009 (PDF 46KB).

Member

AppointmentTerm

The Honourable Paul Henderson AO    

Chancellor     

1/01/2022 – 31/12/2024

Professor Scott Bowman AO

Vice-Chancellor

Ex-officio

Dr Louise King

Chair Academic Board –
ex-officio

1/01/2022 -
30/12/2024

Mr Ken Davies PSM

Deputy Chancellor
Appointed by the NT Administrator

28/06/2019 –
28/06/2022

Emeritus Professor Charles Webb

Appointed by the NT Administrator

17/02/2022 -
17/02/2025

Mr Dick Guit

Appointed by the NT Administrator

26/06/2020 – 26/06/2023

Mr Craig Graham

Appointed by the NT Administrator

29/07/2020 – 29/07/2023

Mr Mark MunnichAppointed by the NT Administrator25/02/2021 – 24/02/2024

Mrs Janelle Marr

Appointed by the NT Administrator

25/02/2021 – 24/02/2024

Ms Simone Saunders

Appointed by the NT Administrator

25/02/2021 – 24/02/2024

Dr Ruth SchubertAppointed by the NT Administrator17/02/2022 –
17/02/2025

Associate Professor Alan Berman

Staff elected academic (HE)

1/01/2020 – 31/12/2022

Mr Raymond Simpson

Staff elected academic (VET)

1/01/2020 – 31/12/2022

Ms Minh Do

Member, elected by CDU post-graduates

1/01/2022 –
31/12/2022

Mr Harvie Stiller-Wojkowski

Member, elected by CDU undergraduates

1/01/2022 –
31/12/2022


Committees of the University Council

Council Committees report to the University Council. Council normally makes appointments to its committees at either its last ordinary meeting for the year prior or the first ordinary Council meeting, and in every alternate year after that.

Download the CDU Organisational Chart

Council Committees are listed below.

Committee name

Committee contact

Executive Committee of Council

governance@cdu.edu.au

Audit Risk and Compliance Committee

governance@cdu.edu.au

Finance and Infrastructure Development Committee

governance@cdu.edu.au

Nominations, Honorary Awards and Legislation Committee

governance@cdu.edu.au