The Governance Directorate is managed by the Director, Governance. It provides professional secretariat and governance support for:

  • ACU Limited (Corporation);
  • Senate and its Sub-Committees (Senate Standing Committee, Audit and Risk Committee, Finance and Resources Committee and Honorary Awards Committee);
  • Academic Board and two of its Sub-Committees (Courses and Academic Quality Committee and Student Administrative Lifecycle and Policy Committee);
  • Administering the conduct of elections to Senate, Academic Board and student associations;
  • Provision of central Records systems for the University;
  • Management of the University's privacy obligations; and
  • Oversight of University's web pages in respect of the Governance Directorate.


Name and Role Broad Responsibilities

Dr Diane Barker
Director, Governance



Mr Michael Christodoulou
Senior Project Manager

Higher Education Standards and Compliance

Mr Warwick Elvin
Senior Project Manager

Records & Information Management

Dr Matthew Charet
National Manager, Governance




Ms Cristina Avati

Governance Officer


Ms Tarryn Bennett
Governance Officer



Dr Glenys Eddy
Governance Officer

Courses and Academic Quality Committee (CAQC)

Student Administrative Lifecycle and Policy Committee (SALPC)

Mr Hugh McCuaig
Governance Officer

Senate Standing Committee (SSC)

Audit and Risk Committee (ARC)

Finance and Resources Committee (FRC)

Honorary Awards Committee (HAC)

Ms Maryanne Micallef
Governance Officer

Academic Board (AB)

Ms Natalie Koppe
Privacy Coordinator


Paul Fowkes

Executive Officer, Governance

Support for Chancellor, Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Academic Board

For general governance enquiries, please contact:


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