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Finance Committee

Monitoring the University's Financial Perfomance
The Finance Committee monitors and advises Senate on the University's financial performance and sustainability.

The role of the Finance Committee is to monitor and advise Senate on:

  • issues relating to the financial performance and sustainability of the University, by reviewing and evaluating information provided by management on the financial impact of strategic proposals, budget and planning priorities, resource and capital allocation, and commercial activities
  • the University’s external audit program, including reliability of financial management and reporting and compliance with laws and regulations ensuring the effective management of financial risk across the University, including the financial risks of subsidiaries and controlled entities;
  • ensuring the effective management of non‐financial risk in areas covered by the Committee’s Terms of Reference; 
  • effective management of the University’s short-term portfolio, cash flow and liquidity positions; and
  • conducting reviews in the areas covered by the Committee’s Terms of Reference

Full terms of reference (pdf, 99.9KB)

Agenda items due Meeting date  Meeting time
Monday 28 September Monday 12 October  9.30am -12.30pm
Wednesday 4 November  Wednesday 18 November  2pm -4.30pm
Agenda items due Meeting date Meeting time
Wednesday 17 February 2021 Wednesday 3 March 2021 2pm -4:30pm
Wednesday 31 March 2021 Wednesday 14 April 2021 2pm -4:30pm
Wednesday 26 May 2021 Wednesday 9 June 2021 2pm -4:30pm
Wednesday 14 July 2021 Wednesday 28 July 2021 2pm -4:30pm
Wednesday 18 August 2021 Wednesday 1 September 2021 2pm -4:30pm
Tuesday 5 October 2021 Tuesday 19 October 2021 2pm -4:30pm
Wednesday 10 November 2021 Wednesday 24 November 2021 2pm -4:30pm
Chair and ex-officio members

The chair is appointed by Senate from the Fellows of Senate (not a staff or student Fellow).

Member Term of office
Karen Moses
Chair

Current term as Chair
Jun 2020 – May 2022

Previous term as Chair
Jan 2018 – May 2020

Belinda Hutchinson AC
Chancellor
ex-officio member

Current term as Chancellor
Feb 2017 – Feb 2025

Previous term as Chancellor
Feb 2013 – Feb 2017

Richard Freudenstein
Deputy Chancellor
ex-officio member

Current term as Deputy Chancellor
April 2020 – Mar 2022

Previous term as Deputy Chancellor
Dec 2017 – Mar 2020

Dr Michael Spence AC
Vice-Chancellor
ex-officio member

Current term as Vice-Chancellor
Jul 2013 – Dec 2022

Previous term as Vice-Chancellor
Jul 2008 – Jun 2013
Fellows of Senate

Three Fellows of Senate are appointed by Senate after consultation by the chair of the committee with the Chancellor and the Vice-Chancellor.

Member Term of office

Peter Scott

Current term
Jun 2019 – May 2021
Dr Lisa McIntyre Current term
Jun 2019 – May 2021
Professor Maryanne Large Current term
Jun 2019 – May 2021
External members

A minimum of two and up to three external members with appropriate professional expertise and experience appointed by Senate on the recommendation of the chair of the committee.

Senate may, on the advice of the committee, or on its own volition, co-opt additional members as required.

Member Term of office
Matthew Lunn

Current term
Jun 2019 – May 2021

Previous term
May 2017 – May 2019

August 2015May 2017

Rosheen Garnon Current term
March 2020 – May 2022
Attendees

Other members determined by the chair:

Stephen Phillips
Vice-Principal (Operations)
Wayne Andrews
Chief Financial Officer
Martin McLoughlin 
Acting Director, Internal Audit
 
 

The Investment Subcommittee monitors and advises the Finance Committee on University investments, strategies and other major expenditure projects.

Learn more

Contact

Rosie Biasi

Committee Officer
Address
  • Level 5, Corner of Eastern Avenue and City Road Administration Building F23