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 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, Chief Executive Officer, Life Sciences Queensland Limited
  • Dr Lee-Anne Perry AM, BEd(Hons) MEd Syd, DipCL BIF, EdD QUT, FACE, FACEL, GAICD. Executive Director, Queensland Catholic Education Commission
  • Dr John Puttick, DUniv QUT, FACS
  • Ms Susan Rix AM, BFinAdmin UNE, CA, FICA, FAICD. Partner - Tax and Advisory, BDO
  • Vacant
  • Vacant

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

  • Mr Charles Harris
  • Mr Robert Lucas

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 Richard Ashby AM, MBBS Qld, BHealthAdmin UNSW, FIFEM, FRACGP, FACEM, FRACMA. CEO and CIO, eHealth Queensland
  • Dr Darryl McDonough, BBus (Acc), LLB (Hons) QUT, SJD Bond, CPA, FAICD, FCPA, QLS, LCA, LSEW. Consultant, Clayton Utz


  • Mr Adam Williams, MHlthSc, GradDipHlthSafety&Env, GradCertHRM QUT. Vice-President (Administration) and Registrar