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 three of its Sub-Committees (Courses and Academic Quality Committee, Student Administrative Lifecycle and Policy Committee and University Research Committee)
  • State Chapters
  • Maintenance of meeting templates for senior governance committees
  • Administering the conduct of elections to Senate, Academic Board and student associations
  • Manage the University's Policy Library and Policy Framework
  • Provision of central Records systems for the University
  • Management of the University's privacy obligations
  • Provision of committee support training
  • Oversight of University's web pages in respect to corporate and academic governance committees and the Governance Directorate.


Name and Role Broad Responsibilities

Dr Diane Barker
Director of Governance



Dr Matthew Charet
National Manager, Governance




Warwick Elvin

Senior Project Manager

Records & Information Management

Cristina Avati

Governance Officer

On leave until July 2023

Fiona Carson

Governance Officer

Academic Board (AB)

Victorian State Chapter

Elizabeth Chlebicka

Governance Officer


ACT State Chapter

Queensland State Chapter

Dr Glenys Eddy

Governance Officer

Courses and Academic Quality Committee (CAQC)

Student Administrative Lifecycle and Policy Committee (SALPC)

University Research Committee (URC)

NSW State Chapter

Hugh McCuaig
Governance Officer

Senate Standing Committee (SSC)

Audit and Risk Committee (ARC)

Finance and Resources Committee (FRC)

Honorary Awards Committee (HAC)

Tarryn Tyres

Governance Officer 



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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