University Council

The University is governed by a Council of 15 members representing University and community interests and led by the Chancellor. The President and Vice-Chancellor is the principal executive officer of the University and is responsible for the overall direction of corporate planning, budget activities and external relations. Under the Council, the President and Vice-Chancellor manages and supervises the administrative, financial and other activities of the University. 

Academic Board

The Academic Board is the principal academic body of the University, responsible for academic standards and for formulating and recommending policy. The policy areas relate to functions conferred on Academic Board under the By-law; student academic and student conduct (including disciplinary) matters; student admission, including special admission schemes and the award of postgraduate research degrees.

University management

The Management Board of the University, led by the President and Vice-Chancellor, comprises the following members:

  • Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor Enterprise
  • Vice-President Finance & Operations
  • Vice-President International, Marketing & Communications
  • Academic Lead for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

The Executive Team is the key executive body for the President and Vice-Chancellor with a focus on guiding and ensuring strategic and operational delivery.

The Leadership Forum is the key engagement body for the President and Vice-Chancellor.

Other Senior Officers of the University include four other Vice-Presidents, the President of the Academic Board, eight faculty Deans, the Rector of UNSW Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy, and five Pro-Vice-Chancellors.