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 2023)
Mr John Abbott AM, BEng(Mech) QIT, LLB QUT, CPEng, RPEQ, FIEAust, MAICD
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
Members appointed by the Governor-in-Council (27 May 2022 to 26 May 2026)
Mrs Sandra Lawrence, GradCertOpenDistL USQ, GradCertEd, MLInnov QUT
Dr Rochelle Macdonald, BSc(Hons) Tas, MEngMgt UTS, ProgLeadDev Harvard, PhD Curtin, GAICD
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 24 August 2022)
Dr Marjad Page, BHMS CQU, MBBS JCU, JCCA, DRANZCOG Advanced, AFRACMA
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)
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 2021 to 31 January 2023)
Ms Kylie White, CertGovPrac CSA, BMmSt CQU, GradCertQA, MTertEd(Mgt) Melb
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.