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Audit & Risk Committee

MemberNameTerm Expires
ChairMr Harvey Gibson31 December 2022
ChancellorMs Alison Watkins30 June 2024
Up to 5 other members
(appointed by Council)
Professor Jamie Kirkpatrick          
Mr Mike Blake
Ms Alicia Leis
Professor Natalie Brown
31 December 2022
14 February 2023
31 December 2023
14 February 2023
 SecretaryMr Damien Maurice 
Chief Operating Officer
General Counsel & Executive Director, Legal and Risk
Director, Risk
Manager, Internal Audit

Professor Rufus Black
Mr David Clerk
Ms Jane Beaumont
Mrs Triona O'Neill
Miss Alyce Jordan

* The Provost will attend when the Vice-Chancellor is unavailable, whether or not the Provost is Acting Vice-Chancellor

  • 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, including appropriate oversight of long-term appointments of outsourced audit service providers.
  • 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.
  • To monitor the establishment of, and ongoing compliance with, an appropriate cyber security program.

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

Any submissions for the committee should be sent to Damien Maurice, Executive Officer and Secretary to the Audit & Risk Committee using the attached template.