Senate Membership List

Australian Catholic University
Senate Membership

The University Senate is the governing body of the University and its 18 members are:

  • the Chancellor, Pro-Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor and President (ex-officio members);
  • the Chair of Academic Board (ex-officio member);
  • one Cleric nominated by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ex officio member);
  • four State Chapter nominated members;
  • four Senate Panel and ACU Company nominated members;
  • three elected academic staff of the University;
  • one elected professional staff of the University; and
  • one elected student of the University.

Current members of Senate

ChancellorThe Hon John Fahey AC
Pro-ChancellorMr Julien O'Connell AM
Vice-Chancellor and PresidentProfessor Greg Craven
Chair of Academic BoardProfessor Margot Hillel OAM
Cleric nominated by the Australian Catholic Bishops’ ConferenceThe Most Reverend Christopher Charles Prowse DD
State Chapter nomination (NSW)Ms Annette Schmiede
State Chapter nomination (VIC)Mr Stephen Elder OAM
State Chapter nomination (QLD)Ms Margaret Vider
State Chapter nomination (ACT)Ms Moira Najdecki
Senate Panel and ACU Company nominated member (NSW)The Hon Barbara Perry
Senate Panel and ACU Company nominated member (NSW)Mr David O'Connor AM
Senate Panel and ACU Company nominated member (VIC)Ms Bernadette Steele
Senate Panel and ACU Company nominated member (QLD)The Hon Justice James Douglas
Elected by Academic staff of the UniversityProfessor Karen Flowers
Elected by Academic staff of the UniversityAssociate Professor Michael Ondaatje
Elected by Academic staff of the UniversityDr Bill Franzsen
Elected by Professional staff of the UniversityCecelia Hollis-Jones
Elected by Students of the UniversityMr Eamon Glass

Secretary: Dr Stephen Weller