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Finance Committee

Term Expires
Chair Mr Rhys Edwards 31 December 2018
Vice-Chancellor (ex officio) Professor Rufus Black28 February 2023
Chair of Academic Senate (or nominee) (ex officio) Professor Dom Geraghty (Acting) 31 December 2018
Chair of Audit & Risk Committee Mr Harvey Gibson 31 December 2018
2 Members appointed by Council Ms Pip Leedham
Mr Paul Gregg
31 December 2020
31 December 2018 
Secretary Mr Alastair McDougall          
Chief Operating Officer
Acting Chief Financial Officer

Mr David Clerk
Ms Jo Willsmore
  • To provide strategic advice to Council on the University's financial performance and sustainability
    and on the financial implications of future plans
  • To consider and recommend to Council –
    • the University's annual operating budget
    • the University's capital management plans and associated budget
    • proposals for the creation of new entities or participation in significant external enterprises
    • business cases for major developments or strategic projects
  • To monitor financial performance against the University's operating and capital budgets
  • To consider proposals impacting the borrowings of the University
  • To monitor the implementation of the University's investment and treasury policies and to
    recommend changes as necessary
  • To monitor the implementation of the University's financial delegations and delegations policy and
    to recommend changes as necessary
  • To act as a source of advice and consultation for the Vice-Chancellor on financial matters
  • To consider any matter referred to it by Council or by the Vice-Chancellor.

The committee should meet at least quarterly. 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 Finance Committee using the attached template (Word 250KB).
Please email them to or post to Private Bag 51, Hobart 7001.