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Members of QUT Council

Chancellor (Chair)

Acting Vice-Chancellor

  • Professor Carol Dickenson AM, BBus(Mgt) QIT, PhD Qld, CMAHRI. QUT Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Chair of University Academic Board

  • Professor Carol Dickenson AM, BBus(Mgt) QIT, PhD Qld, CMAHRI. QUT Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Members appointed by Governor in Council

  • Mr Wesley Enoch, BA(Hons)(Drama) QUT. Artistic Director, Sydney Festival
  • Ms Teresa Handicott, LLB(Hons) QUT, GAICD, MCEW, SF Fin. Non-Executive Director
  • Mr Peter Howes, BBus QIT, MBusAdmin Qld, FAHRI (Life), FAIM. Vice-President, SAP SuccessFactors
  • Professor Mary O'Kane AC, BSc Qld, PhD ANU, DUniv CQU, Hon DSc Macq, DUniv Canberra, Hon DSc W'gong, FTSE, Hon FIEAust, CPEng. Executive Chairman, Mary O'Kane & Associates Pty Ltd and NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer
  • 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

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 Lachlan Spedding

Elected alumni members

  • Dr Tim Baker, BA Qld, BEd EdD QUT, FAHRI, ILPF. Managing Director, Winners at Work

Additional members appointed by Council

  • Dr Richard Ashby AM FIFEM, MBBS Qld, BHA UNSW, FRACGP, FACEM, FRACMA. CEO and CIO, eHealth Queensland
  • Ms Susan Rix AM, BFinAdmin UNE, CA, FICA, FAICD. Partner - Tax and Advisory, BDO


  • Ms Shard Lorenzo, BEd Flind, GradDipEd UniSA, GradCertMgt Adel. QUT Registrar