University Council

Audit & Risk Committee

Current Members

    Term Expires
Chair Mr Harvey Gibson 31 December 2018
Chair of Finance Committee* Mr Rhys Edwards 31 December 2017

Up to 5 other members
(appointed by council)

Professor Kwong Lee Dow
Mr Corey Peterson 
Ms Leanne Topfer 
Ms Janelle O'Reilly
Professor Jamie Kirkpatrick 

31 December 2019
31 December 2018
31 December 2019 
1st meeting 2018 
31 December 2018 

Secretary Mr Alastair McDougall  

Chief Operating Officer
Director, Audit & Risk

Professor Peter Rathjen
Mr David Clerk
Ms Margie Archer


*  The Chair of Finance Committee is not expected to attend every meeting of Audit & Risk Committee.
** The Provost will attend when the VC is unavailable, whether or not the Provost is Acting VC

Terms of Reference

  • To oversee the risk management framework and ensure that it effectively facilitates the identification, assessment and mitigation of key higher level risks across the University (including all entities and activities).
  • To ensure that the University is supported with a contemporary internal audit program that provides appropriate depth and breadth of coverage.
  • To monitor the activities and performance of the internal and external audit functions.
  • To review and endorse the annual financial statements.
  • To review internal and external audit reports to ensure that recommendations and agreed actions are promptly enacted.
  • To facilitate the conduct of special investigations initiated by the committee or requested by Council as required.
  • To monitor the establishment of, and on-going compliance with, an appropriate framework of internal control.
  • To oversee the effectiveness of the University's compliance framework.

Meeting Dates and submissions

For all University Council and Committee meeting dates, please refer to the Planning Calendar.

Any submissions for the committee should be sent to Alastair McDougall, Executive Director University Governance and Secretary to the Audit & Risk Committee using the attached template (Word 250KB).
Please email them to or post to Private Bag 51, Hobart 7001.

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