University Council Members

Ms Pauline Carr
Professor David Lloyd
Hon John Hill
Mr James (Jim) Hazel
Mr Michael Abbott AO QC
Mr Noah Beckmann
Ms Karen Hunt
Professor Caroline McMillen AO
Mr Dinuk Nanayakkara
Associate Professor Barbara Parker
Ms Mary Patetsos
Ms Nicolle Rantanen Reynolds
Mr Ian Smith AM
Professor Vicki Waye
Mr Jim Whalley


Ms Pauline Carr

Chancellor

Pauline Carr

Member appointed by Council

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 Nominations 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 companies Highfield Resources Limited and Australian Rare Earths Limited.

Professor David Lloyd

Vice Chancellor & President

 David Lloyd

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 Australia 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 now Deputy Chair. He was also 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. In 2019 he was appointed as chair of the Committee for Adelaide which is dedicated to meeting 21st century challenges and opportunities.

Professor Lloyd qualified with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Chemistry and a PhD in Medicinal Organic Chemistry from Dublin City University. He holds an honorary Professorship from Tianjin University, is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering.

Hon John Hill

Deputy Chancellor

 John Hill

Member appointed by Council

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, and Private Healthcare Australia.

John was appointed as Deputy Chancellor in December 2018.

Mr James (Jim) Hazel

Pro Chancellor

Jim Hazel

Member appointed by Council

Jim Hazel holds a number of non-executive board positions, following an extensive national and international career in banking and investment banking. He is a director of ASX listed companies Bendigo & Adelaide Bank Limited and Ingenia Communities Group (Chairman). He is also a director of Coopers Brewery Limited and Precision Group, as well as Chair of the Adelaide Festival Centre Trust.  His past board experience is extensive, and he has regularly Chaired board committees in the areas of Audit, Risk, Finance, Credit, Governance and Remuneration.

Jim was appointed as Pro Chancellor in December 2018.

Mr Michael Abbott AO QC

Michael Abbott

Member appointed by Council 

Michael Abbott graduated with a 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.

Mr Noah Beckmann

Noah Beckmann

USASA President, Student Representative, re-elected in January 2021

Noah Beckmann is a Bachelor of Aviation (Pilot) student and the 2020 USASA Student President. He has been involved in the student representation space for most of his University life, starting out as the Vice President of the Aviation Students Organisation, and then moving on to become the Mawson Lakes Campus Representative in 2019. He has also been a member of the NUS National Executive in 2019.

Noah has a strong passion for aviation, having started flying at 18. He often spends time as an instructor at the Adelaide Soaring Club to teach students how to pilot gliders.

Ms Karen Hunt

Karen Hunt

Professional Staff Member 

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 holds a Bachelor of Behavioural Science and a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration.

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

Professor Caroline McMillen AO

Caroline McMillen

Member appointed by Council

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 seven 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 focuses 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. Throughout her career she has been committed to building collaborations between universities, government, industry and communities which deliver a positive 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 Dinuk Nanayakkara

Dinuk Nanayakkara

USASA Postgraduate, Student Representative, elected in January 2021

Dinuk Nanayakkara is a postgraduate student pursuing Master of Information Technology (Enterprise Management). He started his studies with UniSA in 2019 and has been engaged in many community and student volunteering activities where networking has been a key interest. He’s also a committee member of USASA clubs - TEDx UniSA and Oxfam at Campus.

Dinuk is also a past finalist of Charted Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) of United Kingdom and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in International Business and Marketing from the University of Greenwich of United Kingdom. He further kickstarted his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers Sri Lanka as an Analyst and then served as a District Manager of Singer Sri Lanka.

Dinuk is an Associate Member of the Australian Computer Society and a lifetime member of the Golden Key Honour Society.

Associate Professor Barbara Parker

Barbara Parker

Academic Staff Member 

Associate Professor Barbara Parker is a Registered Nurse and holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours), Graduate Certificate in Education (Higher Ed) and a PhD (Medicine) from the University of Adelaide, and has worked in both health and higher educational systems.

Barbara joined UniSA in 2005 following an extensive clinical career in both public and private healthcare settings and undertook teaching, research and leadership roles in the Division of Health Sciences until her appointment to Academic Director: UniSA Online in 2017. In this role Barbara is responsible for the teaching and engagement of students in a suite of innovative online programs and provides academic leadership and expert advice to ensure UniSA Online students are engaged in their learning and enjoy positive learning experiences, with high quality supporting resources and services. She has published in the areas of nutrition, appetite regulation, diabetes and nursing education and has expertise in planning and managing budgets in both health and research environments. Current research interests include best practices in online education and assessment.

Barbara is a Fellow of the Governor’s Leadership Foundation program (2010 cohort), a member of the Australian College of Nursing and a member of the TEQSA Register of Experts.

Ms Mary Patetsos

  Mary Patetsos

Member appointed by Council 

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 Council of Australia), Chair of the private sector Aged Care provider, ACH Group, Deputy Chair Health Performance Council, Board Director Northern Area Local Health Network – NALHN, SA Health, Board Director Consumer Health Alliance, Member of the National Aged Care Alliance and Member of the National Aged Care Sector Committee. She is also the Chair of Audit, Risk and Finance Committees and Chair of Clinical Governance at NALHN.

Ms Nicolle Rantanen Reynolds

Nicolle Rantanen Reynolds

Member appointed by Council

Nicolle is an experienced Non-Executive Director of public unlisted companies and various strategic boards. Nicolle is a member of the Credit Union SA Board (Audit Committee Chair), The Grange Golf Club (Vice President and Finance Committee Chair), Cancer Council SA (Finance and Audit Committee Chair), Australian Institute of Company Directors SA/NT Councillor and a member of various Government and Local Government Audit and Finance Committees.

She holds a Masters in Commercial Law, an MBA and is a Fellow of the Australian Society of CPAs, Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia. Nicolle also holds a Bachelor of Commerce.

Nicolle is the South Australian Public Trustee and manages over 200 staff with responsibilities including corporate strategy, financial management and investment of over $1.3billion. Prior to this she was the Chief Operating Officer of the South Australian Department of Treasury and Finance.

Mr Ian Smith AM

 Ian Smith

Member appointed by Council

Mr Ian Smith is the founding partner of corporate and political advisory firm Bespoke Approach, working with national and international blue-chip companies. He is also a Senior Adviser to Albright Stonebridge Group, a Washington-based strategy consultancy. Ian is deeply involved in refugee advocacy, chairing Barefoot to Boots, a charity assisting refugee camps and their host communities. He is a Director of Developing East Arnhem Limited, a not-for-profit company driving the remote region’s economic development. Ian is the United Kingdom’s Honorary Consul for South Australia and the Deputy Chair of Prince’s Trust Australia, founded by his Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. Ian is a director of Adelaide United Football Club and chairs its Advisory Board. He became a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in June 2018.

Professor Vicki Waye

Vicki Waye

Chair of Academic Board

Professor Vicki Waye is the Dean of Law, UniSA Justice & Society from April 2020 and prior to this was 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 focuses 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.

Mr Jim Whalley

Jim Whalley

Member appointed by Council 

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 has completed 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. 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.