Chancellor (Chair)

  • Dr Xiaoling Liu, BEng CQU, PhD Imperial College London, AusIMM, GAICD, FTSE

Vice-Chancellor and President

Chair of University Academic Board

  • Professor Nic Smith, BE(Hons) PhD Auck, MA(Oxon), FRSNZ, FEngNZ. 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
  • Ms Susan Rix AM, BFinAdmin UNE, FCA, FAICD. Partner - Tax and Advisory, BDO
  • Mrs Karen Spiller OAM, BA Qld, BEdSt Qld, MEdAdmin Qld, MBA Deakin, CF, FACE, FAIM, FACEL, FAHRI, FAICD, FCEOI. Principal, John Paul College

Additional members appointed by Council

  • Mr Peter Howes, BBus QIT, MBusAdmin Qld, FAHRI (Life), FAIM. Chair and Director, Newstead Brewing. Deputy Chancellor
  • Mr Paul Lindstrom, BBus QUT, FCA. Partner, PwC Australia
  • Mr Dominic McGann, LLB(Hons) QUT, LLM(Administrative Law and Trade Practices) USYD, LLM(Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution) Bond. Partner, McCullough Robertson Lawyers
  • Dr Susan Pond AM, DSc Qld, MBBS(Hons) Syd, MD UNSW, FRACP, FTSE, FAHMS, FAICD. Non-executive Director

The QUT Act (s16) states Council must appoint four additional members, at least two of whom must be alumni of the university. The two additional members who are alumni are Mr Howes and Mr Lindstrom.

Elected academic staff members

  • Associate Professor Yvette Miller, BA(Psych)(Hons) UON, PhD Qld. Faculty of Health
  • Dr David Nielsen, BArch Wits, MTech TWR, PhD QUT. Faculty of Engineering

Elected professional staff members

  • Mrs Dianne Nilsson, BSC(Psych, Crime & Deviance) Tor, MBA QUT. Administrative Division

Elected student members

  • Ms Olivia Brumm
  • Mr Chris Drayton-Dekker


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