Council Membership

The University Council must, in all matters, endeavour to advance the interests and aspirations of CQUniversity.

Council has 15 members, is chaired by the Chancellor and advised by its standing committees.

Council meetings are held on a bi-monthly basis.

Official Members

Chair - Chancellor

(6 December 2022 to 5 December 2027)

Mr Graeme Innes AM, LLB Sydney, HonDUni Canberra, HonDSocSc RMIT, HonLLD UNSW, HonDUni ECU, FAICD

Vice-Chancellor and President

(4 February 2019 to 2 February 2024)

Professor Nick Klomp, BAppSc(Biol) Curtin, BSc(Hons) Murdoch, PhD Glasgow, AdvMgtProg Harvard

President of Academic Board

(11 April 2018 to 10 April 2024)

Associate Professor Celeste Lawson, BA(Journ) USQ, GradCertTertEd CQU, GradDipProfComm(AppComm) USQ, MProfComm USQ, MLitt, PhD CQU, MPRIA

Appointed Members

Members appointed by the Governor in Council (27 May 2022 to 26 May 2026)

Ms Sandra Lawrence, GradCertOpenDistL USQ, GradCertEd, MLInnov QUT

Mr Ian McPhee AO PSM, BBus(Acct) CIAE, BA(CompSt) Canberra, HonDUni CQU, FCPA, FCAANZ, FIPAA, GAICD

Dr Robyn Minchinton, CertGovPrac GIA, BAppSc(MLS) RMIT, GradDipScsComm CQU, PhD London, AGIA
(Deputy Chancellor 25 September 2014 to 5 July 2023)



Additional Members

Additional members appointed by Council (up to 4 years)

Mr Benjamin Brown, BEng(Civil) CQU, GAICD, CPEng, MIEAust (1 July 2022 to 30 June 2024)

Mr Joel Buchholz, BEd(Sec)(Hons) CQU, GradCertCS PNUE, FRSA, MACEL, MACE (10 November 2016 to 9 November 2024)

Ms Shelia Houston, BGenBus Wichita, GAICD (27 June 2018 to 30 June 2024)

Mr Mark Peters, BA Macq, LLB Sydney, MSc Oxf, FAICD, CMgr FIML, CAHRI (13 May 2014 to 12 May 2024)

Elected Members

One elected member of the academic staff (4 years) (1 February 2022 to 31 January 2026)

Professor Kate Ames, BBus(Comm) QUT, MLitt(CultSt) CQU, PhD Sydney

One elected member of the professional staff (4 years) (5 January 2017 to 5 January 2025)

Mr Bruce Young, BAppSc(Math&Comp) UCQ, APESMA, ITPA

One elected member of the student body (2 years) (1 February 2023 to 31 January 2025)


Council Administration

University Secretary

Ms Kylie White, CertGovPrac CSA, BMmSt CQU, GradCertQA, MTertEd(Mgt) Melb
Director Governance/University Secretary
Phone: 07 4923 2551

Council agreed at its 10 September 2004 meeting that the maximum period for a member's service on the Council will normally be 12 years.

Further details can be found on our Member Details page.