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Members of QUT Council

Chancellor (Chair)

Vice-Chancellor and President

Chair of University Academic Board

  • Professor Carol Dickenson AM, BBus(Mgt) QIT, PhD Qld, CMAHRI. QUT Provost

Members appointed by Governor in Council

  • Mr Mick Gooda, Co-Chair, Queensland First Children and Families Board, First Nations Advisor to Minister for Housing
  • Mr Peter Howes, BBus QIT, MBusAdmin Qld, FAHRI (Life), FAIM. Chair and Director, Newstead Brewing
  • Mrs Jenny Parker, BCom Qld, CMIIA, FCA. Partner, Ernst and Young. Deputy Chancellor
  • Mr Mario Pennisi, BAppSc(MedLabSc) QIT, MAICD, MBIO, MDIA, MACRP. Non-executive Director
  • Dr Lee-Anne Perry AM, BEd(Hons) MEd Syd, DipCL BIF, EdD QUT, FACE, FACEL, GAICD. Executive Director, Queensland Catholic Education Commission
  • Dr Susan Pond AM, DSc Qld, MBBS(Hons) Syd, MD UNSW, FRACP, FTSE, FAHMS, FAICD. Non-executive Director
  • Dr John Puttick, DUniv QUT, FACS
  • Ms Susan Rix AM, BFinAdmin UNE, FCA, FAICD. Partner - Tax and Advisory, BDO

Elected academic staff members

  • Dr Kerry Manton, BAppSc(Hons), Grad Cert Acad Prac, MEd, PhD QUT, FHEA. Faculty of Health
  • Professor Paula McDonald, BSocSc(Hons)(Psych), PhD QUT, AICD, FHEA. QUT Business School
  • Dr David Nielsen, BArch Wits, MTech TWR, PhD QUT. Creative Industries Faculty

Elected professional staff members

  • Ms Gwen Amankwah-Toa, BJourn James Cook. Division of Administrative Services
  • Miss Anne-Marie Lacaze, BBehavSc(Psych) QUT, Grad Cert eLearning UNE. Faculty of Health

Elected student members

  • Ms Saskia Mathers
  • Ms Isobella Powell

Elected alumni members

  • Dr Tim Baker, BA Qld, BEd, EdD QUT, FAHRI, ILPF. Managing Director, Winners at Work
  • Mr Earle Johnston, MBus(Philanthropy&NpSt) QUT, CFRE, MAICD, MFIA. Development Manager (Qld), The Salvation Army Australia

Additional members appointed by Council

  • Dr Darryl McDonough, BBus (Acc), LLB (Hons) QUT, SJD Bond, CPA, FAICD, FCPA
  • Ms Monica Bradley, DipRadio&TV AFTI, MBA QUT, GAICD, Non-executive Director


  • Ms Leanne Harvey, BBus (Acc) MCAE, Vice-President (Administration) and University Registrar