University Council

Finance Committee

Current Members

Term Expires
Chair Mr Rhys Edwards 31 December 2017
Vice-Chancellor (ex officio) Professor Peter Rathjen 31 December 2018
Chair of Academic Senate (or nominee) (ex officio) Professor Dianne Nicol 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 2017
31 December 2018 
Secretary Ms Belinda Webster  
Chief Operating Officer
Acting Chief Financial Officer

Mr David Clerk
Ms Jane Botica-Jones

Terms of Reference

  • To provide strategic assessment and review of the UTAS financial position
  • To monitor the financial performance and activities of the University and to make recommendations to Council on financial matters as appropriate
  • To review the University's triennial budget and report to Council on its financial implications
  • To review budgets of boards, centres and other Council controlled entities operating outside the triennial budget
  • To recommend to Council University investment policy and to review that policy and oversee the investment of University funds
  • To review levels of fees and charges imposed by the University and report to Council as appropriate
  • To act as a source of advice and consultation for the Vice-Chancellor on financial matters
  • To review the University's fiscal plan and report to Council on its implications.

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 Belinda Webster, University Secretary and Secretary to the Finance Committee using the attached template (Word 250KB).
Please email them to or post to Private Bag 51, Hobart 7001.