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




Archbishop Christopher Prowse BA BTh STL STD

Chair of Chapter and Archbishop of Canberra-Goulburn

Isabella Connellan  President, Signadou Student Association

Helen Delahunty

Archdiocesan Financial Administrator, Archdiocese of Canberra-Goulburn, and Chair's Nominee

Ross Fox

ACU Senator, Chapter Representative

Danielle Leahy

ACU Professional Staff Member

Sr Rosemary Lewins OP

Nominee of the Dominican Sisters of Eastern Australia and the Solomon Islands

Professor Zlatko Skrbis

Ex Officio, Vice Chancellor and President, ACU

Assoc. Prof. Darius von Guttner Campus Dean, Canberra 


ACU Academic Staff Representative

Julian Widdup  ACU Senator, elected by Members of the Corporation 

Helena Zobec

Archbishop’s Nominee




Marita Winters

Chair of Chapter and Chief Executive Officer, Mary Aikenhead Ministries

Jude Ekerick

State Director NSW, MacKillop Family Services

Catherine Hammond  Mission, Leader, Mater Hospital Sydney
Alexander Irby  President, Strathfield Campus Association

Rev Dr Gerard Kelly

Professor of Theology, Catholic Institute of Sydney

Jack Laing President, Blacktown Student Association
Maple Mirzaiyun  President, North Sydney Campus Student Association 
Dr Valentine Mukuria Campus Dean, Blacktown

Professor Hayden Ramsay

Ex Officio, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Ethics), ACU

Annette Schmiede

ACU Senator, elected by Members of the Corporation

Professor Zlatko Skrbis

Ex Officio, Vice-Chancellor and President, ACU

Associate Professor Belinda von Mengersen

Campus Dean, Strathfield

Jamie Wahab

Principal, Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School

Suzanne (Sue) Walsh

Deputy Executive Director and Director of Learning of Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta

Dr Cathy Young

Principal, Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Primary School

Vacant Campus Dean, North Sydney



Margaret Vider

Interim Chair of Chapter and Member of ACU Corporation; former ACU Senator

Allan Blagaich  Executive Director, Queensland Catholic Education Commission (QCEC) 

Most Rev Mark Coleridge

Ex Officio, Archbishop of Brisbane

Dr Pat Coughlan

Director, Catholic Education Office, Toowoomba

Bill Dixon  Ex Officio, for the Bishop of Cairns 

Hon James Douglas KC

ACU Senator, elected by Members of the Corporation

Jacqui Francis

Director, Catholic Education Office Townsville

Nick Herron

Managing Director, Herron Coorey Building Contractors

Amelia Hopkinson  President, Banyo Student Association 

Leesa Jeffcoat AM

Director, Catholic Education Office, Rockhampton

Professor Susan Dann AM Ex officio, Campus Dean, Brisbane

Dr Laura Miller

Academic Lead Specialised Learning Environments and Simulation (ACU Academic Staff Representative)

Fr Neil Muir Rector, Holy Spirit Seminary 

Professor Zlatko Skrbis

Ex officio, Vice-Chancellor and President, ACU

Dr Peter Steer

Chief Executive Officer, Mater Health Services

Dr Sally Towns  Executive Director, Brisbane Catholic Education 



The Hon. Justice Timothy Ginnane


Professor Bridget Aitchison

Campus Dean, Ballarat

Margaret Bounader

Archbishop’s Nominee

Fr Michael Buck Archbishop’s Nominee 

Chris Caldow

Catholic Colleges Representative

Karen Campbell  Archbishop’s Nominee 

Karin Clark

Archbishop’s Nominee

Tara Fitzgerald  St Patrick’s Student Association President 

Eden Haddick

Aquinas Student Association President

Morgan Knaggs

Bishop of Ballarat’s Nominee

Adjunct Professor Janine Loader

Catholic Health Care Representative

Dr Krista Maglen Campus Dean, Melbourne

Francis Moore

Archbishop’s Nominee

Julien O'Connell AO Archbishop’s Nominee 
Margaret O'Donnell Educationalist and a member of MACS 
Tim O’Leary  Executive Director Stewardship, Melbourne Archdiocese 
Anthony Prowse   Director, Prowse Quantity Surveying 
Deborah Siemensma  Barrister 

Professor Zlatko Skrbis

Vice-Chancellor and President

Bernadette Steele

Business Representative

Professor Anthony Whitty

Academic Staff Nominee

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