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University Council Members

 

Ms Pauline Carr
Professor David Lloyd
Hon John Hill
Mr Jim Hazel
Mr Michael Abbott AO QC
Mr Eric Granger
Ms Mary Patetsos

 

Ms Miriam Silva
Mr Jim Whalley
Professor Caroline McMillen
Mr Ian Smith
Professor Vicki Waye
Professor Deirdre Tedmanson
Ms Karen Hunt
Ms Grace Dixon
Ms Nida Baig

 

 Pauline Carr

Ms Pauline Carr

Chancellor

BEc (ANU), MBA, FAICD, FCIS, FGIA

Term of appointment until 25 March 2022

South Australian born Pauline Carr has built a 30 plus year career bringing her executive experience, business improvement, governance, compliance and risk management consultancy services to a range of companies in the resources, construction, superannuation, education, retail and community health care sectors.

She was invited onto UniSA's Council in 2010 and was appointed Chancellor in August 2018. Prior to being appointed as Chancellor she was Chair of the Council's Audit and Risk Committee (2011-2018) and a member of both the Finance Committee and the Senior Remuneration Committee. She currently chairs the Senior Remuneration Committee and the Governance and Nomination Committee.

A graduate of ANU, Pauline has a Bachelor degree in economics and an MBA. She was part of the graduate intake into the global oil and gas organisation, Esso Australia (now Exxon Mobil) in Sydney where she worked as a financial analyst, accountant, internal auditor and in government and community relations.

Some years later Pauline returned to Adelaide to a divisional accounting leadership role with Normandy Mining Limited. She assumed increasing responsibilities for a range of areas and became a member of its executive team and was an integral part of the company's growth and international expansion through mergers and acquisitions, which led Normandy to become Australia's largest gold mining company, the fifth largest in the world. She took an executive role with Newmont Mining Asia Pacific (part of Newmont Mining Corporation) the world's largest gold miner, following its take over of Normandy.

Pauline's areas of expertise include continuous improvement governance, compliance and risk management. Her career has included several board positions - she is currently chairman of National Pharmacies and the SA Government's Minerals and Energy Advisory Council and a non-executive director of ASX-listed Highfield Resources Limited.

 David Lloyd

Professor David Lloyd 

Vice Chancellor and President

Bsc(Hons), PhD, CChem, FRSC

David Lloyd is Vice Chancellor and President of the University of South Australia. A Dublin-born and educated chemist who specialises in computer-aided drug design , Professor Lloyd has re-focused institutional culture to position UniSA as Australia's university of enterprise and to shape its activities to better meet the challenges of the 21st century.

Professor Lloyd was a member of the South Australian Economic Development Board (EDB) from 2014 to 2018. A past Chair of the Australian Technology Network group of technology-focused universities, he now sits on the board of Universities Australia, the peak body representing the university sector where he is the lead vice-chancellor for research & innovation. He was also recently appointed to the Australian Research Council's (ARC) Advisory Council to provide advice to the ARC on key research policy issues, to lend independent strategic guidance and experience that will strengthen the ARC's ability to support research and innovation in Australia.

Before joining the University of South Australia, Professor Lloyd was Vice-President for Research and later Bursar and Director of Strategic Innovation at Trinity College Dublin. Professor Lloyd was Chair of the Irish Research Council and prior to academia, worked in the pharmaceutical industry in the UK. He holds an honorary Professorship from Tianjin University and is a Fellow of the Royal  Society of Chemistry.

Professor Lloyd qualified with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Chemistry and a PhD in Medicinal Organic Chemistry from Dublin City University. He additionally holds an MA (j.o.) from Trinity College and an Honorary Doctorate from the late Sir Terry Pratchett's Unseen University.

 

 John Hill

Hon John Hill

Deputy Chancellor

Member appointed by Council

BA, DipEd, LLB, FAICD

Term of appointment until 15 June 2021

John Hill’s Parliamentary career began in 1997. John Hill has served in a number of ministerial roles - including Minister for Environment and Conservation [2002 - 2006], Minister for Health [2005 - 2013] and assistant Minister and Minister for the Arts [2002 - 2013].   John retired from the Cabinet in 2013 and Parliament in 2014 and is a member of various boards - including: ACH Group, Bellberry Ltd, Private Healthcare Australia and the Goyder Institute.

John was appointed as Deputy Chancellor in December 2018.

 

Jim Hazel

Mr James (Jim) Hazel

Pro Chancellor

Member appointed by Council

B.Ec., FAICD, SF Fin.

Term of appointment until 19 December 2020

Jim Hazel holds a number of non-executive board positions, following a career in the banking industry. He is a director of ASX listed companies Bendigo & Adelaide Bank Ltd, Ingenia Communities Group (Chair) and Centrex Metals Ltd (Deputy Chair). He also sits on the boards of Coopers Brewery Ltd and the Adelaide Football Club, as well as a number of other private company and government boards. 

Jim was appointed as Pro Chancellor in December 2018.

Michael Abbott

Mr Michael Abbott AO QC

Member appointed by Council 

LLB

Term of appointment until 31 December 2021

Michael Abbott graduated the Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Adelaide in 1965 and in 1966 was admitted to practice as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of South Australia.

He has appeared in the Supreme Courts of all States and Territories of Australia and was appointed as Queens Counsel in South Australia in 1984. He has held the position of Chairman (past and present) of the Legal Services Commission, Bar Association, ASER Restructuring Committee and Criminal Law Committee of South Australia and acted as Human Rights Observer to the Law Council of Australia. 

Michael was awarded the Centenary Medal in 2000 and in 2002 he received the Indo–Australian Award for Meritorious Service to the Bilateral Relationship.

Michael was subsequently awarded an AO (Officer of the Order Of Australia) for his services to the law, the arts and international relations, particularly international cultural relations. He currently acts as an advisor to a number of national and international Corporations and in his current position of Chairman of the Legal Services Commission he is in the process of creating significant changes to enable the organisation to better serve the public and legal profession.

Michael is an enthusiastic promoter of increased cultural contacts between Australia, particularly South Australia and India, Asia and South East Asia. Michael believes that increased cultural contact will not only lead to increased trade but will benefit South Australian Society in every way.

 

 Eric Granger

Mr Eric Granger

Member appointed by Council

FUniSA, FAICD

Term of appointment until 31 December 2019

With a background in management, marketing, sales & customer service in retail operations of member based organisations, small business and the health & travel industries, Eric brings significant know-how to business, always with a focus on people. Highly experienced in developing successful strategy, a commentator and adviser on market conditions and trends, he has contributed to many internal taskforces on distribution, business structure for growth and customer service. 

 

  Mary Patetsos

Ms Mary Patetsos

Member appointed by Council 

Term of appointment until 31 December 2022

A passionate South Australian with strong national and global networks Mary is a professional non-Executive Board Director. Her extensive experience across the private, government and not for profit sectors has resulted in expertise in governance, strategy, stakeholder engagement and leadership. Mary’s leadership and skills in public policy and governance are linked with knowledge and experience in corporate and commercial enterprise.

Mary holds a range of Chairman and board positions including Chair of FECCA (Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia), Chair of SA Housing Trust, Chair of the private sector Aged Care provider ACH, Chair of the SA Local Government Grants Commission, Deputy Chair, Health Performance Council and member of the National Aged Care Alliance. She is also a Chair and Company Director of Power Community Limited and is a member of AICD.

  

 Miriam Silva

Ms Miriam Silva

Member appointed by Council 

Term of appointment until 19 December 2020

Miriam has more than 20 years’ experience across multiple industries including pharmaceuticals, banking and agribusiness managing large and geographically diverse teams as well as diverse Board experience.

Miriam has previously been the Chief Operating Officer for FleetPartners, General Manager Commercial Operations for Elders Ltd and previously held a number of roles with ANZ Banking Group Ltd. 

Miriam holds numerous positions on boards and committees including Chair of CEDA SA&NT and a member of the CEDA national board; Chair of the Premier's Council for Women (SA); Chair of InTouch (Vic); Director at the South Australian Film Corporation; Director for the Centre for Muslim Wellbeing (Vic); Director at the Islamic Museum of Australia; and Director for Malek Fahd Islamic School (NSW). She volunteers with a number of organisations including the Muslim Women's Association of SA. Miriam is Patron for the International Women's Day Committee (SA) and is the Multicultural Patron for The South Australian Police Academy. Miriam is a member of the South Australian Women's Honour roll 2011 and the recipient of the Governor's Multicultural Award for the Private Sector 2012. 

 

Jim Whalley

Mr Jim Whalley

Member appointed by Council 

Term of appointment until 31 December 2021

Jim is Chairman, Executive Director and co-founder of Nova Group. He is a former air force fighter pilot and test pilot and a graduate of the Royal Air Force Empire Test Pilots School. Amongst other qualifications, he holds a Master of Business Administration, a science degree majoring in physics and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School OPM Executive Education Program. Jim is active in several business forums and is a director of the Adelaide Festival of Arts, AmCham and Australian Naval Infrastructure. 

He is a member of the Sir Ross and Keith Smith Fund Advisory Committee and the Defence Innovation Steering Group. Former roles have included Chair of the SA Defence Industry Association, the Defence Teaming Centre, Deputy Chair of the Repatriation Foundation and member of the Australian Industry Group Defence Council. He retains a strong personal interest in aviation as a civilian pilot and flies, flight tests and displays a range of antique, warbird and experimental aircraft and helicopters in his spare time. 

 

Professor Caroline McMillen

Caroline McMillen

Member appointed by Council

Term of appointment until 31 December 2020

Professor Caroline McMillen commenced in the role as Chief Scientist for South Australia in October 2018 after serving as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Newcastle for 7 years from 2011. She is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences, a Fellow of the Royal Society of New South Wales and a Bragg Member of the Royal Institution, Australia. She holds a BA (Honours) and Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Oxford, and completed her medical training graduating with an MB, BChir from the University of Cambridge. She has served in academic leadership positions at Monash University, the University of Adelaide and at the University of South Australia where she held the role of Deputy Vice Chancellor: Research and Innovation prior to her move to Newcastle.

Professor McMillen's research focusses on the role of the environment in early development in determining the metabolic and cardiovascular health of the offspring in later life. Her research group was funded for two decades by both the ARC and the NHMRC, she was a member of the PMSEIC Working Group on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health focusing on maternal, fetal and post-natal health and she has been a chair and member of international and national research policy, review and assessment panels. She has also served on a range of industry boards including the National Automotive Industry Innovation Council, Cooperative Research Centre for Advanced Automotive Technology, Cooperative Research Centre for Rail Innovation, the South Auustralian Premier's Climate Change Council, the NSW Innovation and Productivity Council as well as a range of state industry and government leadership groups. Professor McMillen has been invited to speak in international and national fora on the critical role of STEMM in driving innovation and on the role of universities as national and regional catalysts of economic and social transition. Throughout her career she has been committed to building collaborations between universities, government, industry and communities which deliver a positve impact on the economic, social and cultural health of Australia. She was honoured at the end of her term as Vice-Chancellor, being presented with the Key to the City of Newcastle by the Lord Mayor of Newcastle.

Mr Ian Smith AM

 Ian Smith

Member appointed by Council

Term of appointment until 31 December 2020 

Australian businessman, corporate advisor and former journalist, Ian Smith, is highly regarded as one of Australia's most effective political influencers. He migrated to Australia from Surrey, England in 1986, after studying journalism and business at the then London College of Printing. He worked at the Daily Advertiser in Wagga Wagga before moving to Adelaide to join The Advertiser in 1988 where he became National News Editor.

In 1990 Ian became media advisor to the Liberal Party Opposition Leader Dale Baker before joining the office of Victorian Premier Jeff Kennett in 1992 until 1995. He became CEO of one of the largest public relations agencies in Australia, Gavin Anderson and Co, and part of its worldwide executive committee, working on some of Australia's most significant financial transactions. In 2008 he established his own corporate advisory firm - Bespoke Approach - in partnership with former federal members of parliament and media influencers.

Ian is now deeply involved in refugee advocacy, chairing the Barefoot to Boots charity and travels regularly to camps in Africa and the Middle East. He writes occasional opinion pieces on refugee policy for The Australian, The Australian Financial Review, The Advertiser and appears on Sky News.

He is the UK's Honorary Consul to South Australia and a Senior Adviser to global business strategy firm Albright Stonebridge Group, chaired by former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.

He is a director of Developing East Arnhem Limited, which is overseeing the redevelopment of the NT region in the wake of Rio Tinto's closure of its Gove refinery. He is chairman of Adelaide United Football Club's advisory board and Deputy Chair of the Committee for Adelaide - an apolitical, independent group committed to developing Adelaide as an extraordinary, mid-sized global city that people from all over the world want to be a part of and those who live are proud to call home. He became a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Queen's Birthday Honours in June 2018.

 

 

Vicki Waye

Professor Vicki Waye

Presiding Member of Academic Board

 Term of appointment until 31 December 2020

Professor Vicki Waye is a Foundation Professor of Law at the School of Law, and from 2010 - 2015 was the Dean of Teaching and Learning at the University of South Australia Business School (incorporating Business and Law).

Professor Waye holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB, Hons), a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, a Master of Laws (LLM) and a PhD from the University of Sydney. She is a member of the Judicial Development Committee (SA), which provides professional development programs for judges and magistrates of the South Australian Courts, a member of the Law Council of Australia, a member of the TEQSA Register of Experts, and a member of the executive of the Australasian branch of the International Wine Lawyers Association.

Professor Waye's teaching expertise includes Arbitration Law (both national and international), Evidence and Procedure, Corporate Law, Contract Law and Wine Law. Throughout her teaching career, Professor Waye has demonstrated her commitment to effective student-centred learning and applying innovative teaching methodologies.

Professor Waye has a prodigious and varied research record, reflecting the globalized state of commerce and the legal profession, and incorporating international and comparative elements. However, Professor Waye focusses on two main fields - firstly, systems of justice, including ways that access to justice is affected by matters such as litigation funding and mechanisms of collective redress, and secondly, the global food and wine trade. Professor Waye has published over 50 academic and legal journal articles and book chapters and presented her research to conferences in Australia and overseas. 

 

 

Deirdre Tedmanson

Professor Deirdre Tedmanson

Academic Staff Member 

Term of appointment until 31 December 2019

Professor Deirdre Tedmanson is Associate Head: Academic in the School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy. Deirdre has a PhD from the Australian National University, and Masters of Policy and Administration and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the Flinders University of South Australia.

Prior to working in higher education, Deirdre held senior roles in policy development and implementation in the public sector, after earlier working in the non-government sector. Deirdre’s teaching and research focuses on social policy; social analysis; youth pathways; Aboriginal rights and governance issues and entrepreneurship. 

 

 

Karen Hunt

Ms Karen Hunt

Professional Staff Member 

Term of appointment until 31 December 2019

Karen has worked for many years in the higher education and not-for-profit sectors and has a breadth of experience at the University of South Australia. She is currently the Deputy Director: Student Engagement, with responsibility for leading the wellbeing services of the Student Engagement Unit including Counselling, Access & Inclusion, Student Support, Wirringka Student Services and Student Wellbeing. 

Karen is also a Director on the UnitingSA and Portway Housing Boards and a graduate and member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 

  

Ms Grace Dixon

Grace Dixon

USASA President, Student Representative

 Term of appointment until 31 December 2019

After initially starting at UniSA in the Bachelor of Aviation (Pilot stream) and flying at FTA as part of the Diploma of Aviation, Grace has since switched into Bachelor of Aviation (Management).

Grace first got involved with USASA at the end of 2017 when she was elected as Mawson Lakes Representative before becoming President.

 

Ms Nida Baig

 NIda Baig

USASA Postgraduate, Student Representative

Term of appointment until 31 December 2019

Nida is currently studying her Masters degree of Information Technology (Enterprise Management).

She previously completed a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) at Loyola Academy, India where she was appointed as the Head Girl and was campus recruited in Wells Fargo as Mortgage Analyst for 18 months.

Since joining UniSA, Nida has been involved in various student committees and has been an active member in volunteering.