Four Chapters, based in the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria provide an interface between the University and the local community. The Chapters act as advisory bodies to Senate. The local Archbishop appoints the members of each Chapter. While the Chapters have no direct governance role in the University, the Chair of each Chapter advises the Annual General Meeting of the Company on the attainment in its State/Territory of the objects of the Company.

State Chapter Memberships

Member Position
Archbishop Christopher Prowse,BA, BTh, STL, STD Archbishop of Canberra-Goulburn, ACU Senator - Representative of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, Chair
Professor Greg Craven AO, GCSG Vice Chancellor and President, ACU
Mrs Moira Nadjecki Chair’s Nominee
Associate Professor Patrick McArdle Campus Dean, Canberra Campus
Sr Rosemary Lewins OP Nominee of the Dominican Sisters of Eastern Australia and the Solomon Islands
Ms Ashleigh Lawrence 2020 Signadou Student Association President
Mr Tim Kirk ACU Senator, elected by Members of the Corporation
Ms Helen Delahunty Archdiocesan Financial Administrator, Archdiocese of Canberra-Goulburn, and nominee of Chair
Mr Ross Fox ACU Senator, Chapter Representative
Ms Helena Zobec Library Manager, Canberra and ACU Professional Staff Representative
Ms Judith Norris Deputy Head of School Education NSW/ACT Canberra and ACU Academic Staff Representative
Miss Danielle Leahy ACU Senator, elected Professional Staff Member
Member Position
Professor Greg Craven AO, GCSG Vice-Chancellor and President, ACU
Professor Hayden Ramsay Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Coordination), ACU
Ms Jacqueline Richards Student President, Strathfield Campus Student Association
Mr Alisha Steel Student President, North Sydney Campus Student Association

External Representatives

Member Position
Brother Kelvin Canavan fms AM Executive Director Emeritus, Catholic Schools, Archdiocese of Sydney, Marist Brothers
Ms Annette Schmiede Executive Leader, Bupa Health Foundation (Senate Representative)
Dr Bob Frater AO FAA FTSE Chief Technology Officer, Innovation Capital Associates Pty Ltd
Rev Dr Gerard Kelly President, Catholic Institute of Sydney
Mr Michael Krawec Regional Director of Schools, Inner West, Catholic Education Office, Lidcombe
Very Rev Peter Williams Vicar General, Diocese of Parramatta
Brother Tony Whelan cfc AM Christian Brothers Community
Mr Michael McMahon General Manager, Dubbo Regional Council
Ms Michelle Wilson Executive Director & Company Secretary, St Vincent's Clinic
Mr Raymond Wooby Principal, Freeman Catholic College
Ms Talitha Fishburn Barrister, New South Wales Bar
Ms Jessica Lobow Legal counsel, McGrath Limited
Member Position
Ms Bridget Aitchison (ex officio) ACU Campus Dean, Ballarat
Dr John Ballard (ex officio) ACU Associate Vice-Chancellor (Victoria)
Ms Audrey Brown Director of Catholic Education, Ballarat, appointed by the Archbishop
Ms Margaret Bounader Appointed by Archbishop
Prof Michelle Campbell (Academic Nominee ex officio) ACU Executive Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences
Ms Karin Clark Appointed by Archbishop
Professor Greg Craven AO, GCSG (ex officio) Vice-Chancellor and President, ACU
Mr Stephen Elder OAM Appointed by Archbishop
Mr Peter Gill AM Business representative, appointed by Archbishop
The Hon. Justice Tim Ginnane Chair and Supreme Court Judge, appointed by Archbishop
Mr Francis Moore Appointed by Archbishop
Mr Julien O'Connell ACU Pro-Chancellor and elected member of Senate
Professor Rocque Reynolds Dean of Thomas More Law School
Ms Bernadette Steele Business representative, appointed by Archbishop
Ms Kristin Bato (Student nominee ex officio) ACU SPSA President
Ms Karen Campbell (Professional nominee ex officio) Library Manager
Mr Geoff Crawford Appointed by Archbishop
Name Current Position Membership Category
Most Rev Mark Coleridge BA DSS Archbishop of Brisbane Ex Officio
Most Rev James Foley DD Bishop of Cairns Cairns Diocese
Mr David Hutton OAM Consultant Chapter Chair
Ms Jacqui Francis Director, Catholic Education Office, Townsville Townsville Diocese
Dr Pat Coughlan Director, Catholic Education Office, Toowoomba Toowoomba Diocese
Miss Leesa Jeffcoat Director, Catholic Education Office, Rockhampton Rockhampton Diocese
Ms Pam Betts Executive Director, Brisbane Catholic Education Catholic Education Employer
Dr Peter Steer Chief Executive Officer Mater Health Services Hospital sector
Ms Margaret Vider Former ACU Senator Former ACU Senator
Dr Lee-Anne Perry Executive Director Queensland Catholic Education Commission (QCEC) QCEC Representative
Dr Michael Drew Drew Work & Co Business community
Professor Greg Craven AO, GCSG Vice-Chancellor and President, ACU Ex Officio
Professor Jim Nyland Associate Vice-Chancellor (Queensland) Ex Officio
Dr Omer Yezdani Director, Planning and Strategic Management, ACU ACU Staff Representative
Ms Jane Ceolin Director, First Peoples and Equity Pathways Professional staff representative nominated by Chief Operating Officer
Ms Mary Tower President, Banyo Student Association Student representative
Ms Leanne Linard MP Member for Nudgee Local Representative (Joined August 2015)
Mr Nick Herron Managing Director, Herron Coorey Building Contractors Business Community
Ms Aileen Conradi Executive Assistant to Associate Vice-Chancellor, Queensland Executive Officer

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