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.
Chair - Chancellor (7 March 2016 to 6 March 2021)
Mr John Abbott, BEng(Mech) QIT, LLB QUT, CPEng, RPEQ, FIEAust, MAICD
Vice-Chancellor and President (1 August 2009 to 31 December 2018)
Professor Scott Bowman, TDCR, DCR, HDCR CollRadiog, FAETC City&Guilds, MA GuildHall, MBA USC, PhD OpenUK, FAIM, FQAAS
President of Academic Board (11 April 2018 to 10 April 2021)
Associate Professor Celeste Lawson,BA(Journ) USQ, GradCertTertiaryEd CQU, GradDipProfComm(AppComm) USQ, MProfComm USQ, PhD CQU, MPRIA
Members appointed by the Governor-in-Council (27 May 2014 to 26 May 2018)
Mr Graham Carpenter, GradDipMgt CIAE, MBA CQU, FCA, FAICD (21 September 2017 to 26 May 2018)
Emeritus Professor Robert Castle, MEc Syd, DLett(hon causa) UOW, Fellow UOWD
Dr Robyn Minchinton, BAppSc(MLS) RMIT, GradDipScsComm CQU, PhD London
(Deputy Chancellor 25 September 2014 to 26 May 2018)
Additional members appointed by Council (up to 4 years)
Ms Patrice Brown, CertSugarTech TAFE, CertMaritimeEnvMgt Lloyds, DipBus AICD, BAppSc(Chem) CQU, MEng(Civil) UNSW, MEIANZ (1 May 2016 to 30 April 2018)
Mr Joel Buchholz, BEd(Sec)(Hons) CQU, GradCertCS PNUE, FRSA, MACEL, MACE (10 November 2016 to 9 November 2018)
Mr Mark Peters, BA Macq, LLB Sydney, MSc Oxf, FAICD, FIML (13 May 2014 to 12 May 2020)
One elected member of the academic staff (4 years) (1 February 2018 to 31 January 2022)
Mr Gerard Ilott, BBus(IS) UCQ, MBIT USQ, PhD CQU, FCPA, CA, MACS
One elected member of the professional staff (4 years) (5 January 2017 to 4 January 2021)
Mr Bruce Young, BAppSc(Math&Comp) UCQ, APESMA, ITPA
One elected member of the student body (2 years) (1 December 2017 to 6 July 2018)
Mr Shirish Pandey, BBusAdmin Pokhara
Secretary to Council
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Experience and Governance)
Ms Joanne Perry
Phone: 07 4923 2856
Director, Governance (Minutes Secretary)
Ms Kylie White
Phone: 07 4923 2551
Council agreed at its meeting on 10 September 2004 that the maximum period for a member's service on the Council will normally be 12 years.