Constitution of Council

as at 9 December 2022


Ex Officio Member, under Section 12(1)(a) of the Act:

  • The Honourable Catherine (Cathy) Branson AC KC - Chancellor - appointed 13 July 2020; re-appointed 13 July 2022; term ends 12 July 2024.
    First appointed to Council 29 July 2013; re-appointed 1 January 2017; re-appointed 1 January 2019.
    Elected Deputy Chancellor 1 January 2017; re-elected 1 January 2019.


Ex Officio Member, under Section 12(1)(b) of the Act:


Ex Officio Member, under Section 12(1)(c) of the Act:

  • Professor Tracy Merlin - Presiding Member of the Academic Board - elected 1 January 2022; term ends 31 December 2023.

Appointed Members, recommended by the Council Selection Committee under Section 12(1)(d) of the Act:

  • Mr Michael (Mike) Barber - appointed 14 February 2022; term ends 13 February 2024.
  • Ms Juliet Brown OAM - appointed 1 June 2022; term ends 31 May 2024
  • Ms Janet Finlay - appointed 5 February 2019; re-appointed 5 February 2021; re-appointed 5 February 2023; term ends 4 February 2026.
  • Mr David Hill - appointed 1 January 2014; re-appointed 1 January 2018; re-appointed 1 January 2021; term ends 31 December 2023.
  • Mr Andrew (Andy) Keough CSC - appointed 11 January 2021; re-appointed 11 January 2023; term ends 10 January 2026.
  • Mr Kenneth Williams - appointed 13 October 2020; re-appointed 13 October 2022; term ends 12 October 2025.
    Elected Deputy Chancellor 17 August 2022; term ends 16 August 2024.

Member of the Academic Staff, elected by the Academic Staff under Section 12(1)(e) of the Act:

  • Professor Katie Barclay - Department of History- elected 6 March 2021; term ends 5 March 2023.
  • Professor Joanne Bowen - Adelaide Medical School - elected 6 March 2023; term ends 5 March 2025.

Member of the General Staff, elected by the General Staff under Section 12(1)(f) of the Act:

  • Mr Lachlan Coleman - elected 6 March 2017; re-elected 6 March 2019; re-elected 6 March 2021; re-elected 6 March 2023; term ends 5 March 2025.

Postgraduate Student, appointed or elected under Section 12(1)(g) of the Act:


Undergraduate Student, appointed or elected under Section 12(1)(h) of the Act:


Graduate, elected by the graduates under Section 12(1)(i) of the Act:


Co-opted Member, under Section 12(1)(j) of the Act: