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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


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).



The Honourable Paul Henderson AO    


1/01/2022 – 31/12/2024

Professor Scott Bowman AO



Dr Louise King

Chair Academic Board –

1/01/2022 -

Mr Ken Davies PSM

Deputy Chancellor
Appointed by the NT Administrator

29/06/2022 –

Emeritus Professor Charles Webb

Appointed by the NT Administrator

17/02/2022 -

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


Appointed by the NT Administrator


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

Associate Professor Alan Berman

Staff elected academic (HE)

1/01/2020 – 31/12/2023

Mr Raymond Simpson

Staff elected academic (VET)

1/01/2020 – 31/12/2023

Ms Minh Do

Member, elected by CDU post-graduates

1/01/2022 –

Mr Harvie Stiller-Wojkowski

Member, elected by CDU undergraduates

1/01/2022 –

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

Audit Risk and Compliance Committee

Finance and Infrastructure Development Committee

Nominations, Honorary Awards and Legislation Committee