Major Initiatives Implementation and Oversight (MIIO)

MIIO advises the Vice-Chancellor on the implementation of University strategy and monitors key initiatives. To ensure co-ordination between the two bodies, the Vice-Chancellor and Senior Vice-Presidents are members of both the Vice-Chancellor's Executive Committee, which deals with all matters of strategy,  policy  and budget, and MIIO.

Terms of reference

Major Initiatives Implementation and Oversight will:

  • Make recommendations to the Vice-Chancellor on the implementation of the University's strategy and monitor the University's performance against the strategic and operational plans;
  • Ensure a prompt and strongly co-ordinated approach to the evaluation of academic and business opportunities, review submissions for major new initiatives against the University's strategic plan and monitor their performance and risks;
  • Review the use of resources and performance across all organisational units (eg faculties, schools, departments, portfolios);
  • Monitor the University's key risk profile, key risk and performance indicators and financial performance against its strategic objectives;
  • Receive formal Post Implementation Review (PIR) report from the responsible executive on completion or transfer to 'business as usual' status.

Meeting frequency

The MIIO will meet once every three weeks.


Substitutes will not be permitted unless a member plans to be absent from the University for more than four weeks. However if a Dean is an apology then another Dean may replace them.


The following shall be ex officio members of the committee:

Name Position
Professor Margaret Gardner Vice-Chancellor (Chair)
Professor Edwina Cornish Provost
Mr Peter Marshall COO
Mr David Pitt CFO
Professor Abid Khan DVC Global Engagement
Professor Andrew Coats AVP (Monash Warwick Alliance)
Professor Rae Frances   Faculty of Arts
Professor Colm Kearney Faculty of Business and Economics
Professor Frieder Seible Faculty of Engineering and IT
Professor Christina Mitchell  Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences
Professor Pauline Nestor Vice Provost (Research) and Senior Vice Provost
Professor Darrell Evans  Vice Provost (Learning and Teaching)
Professor Zlatko Skrbis Vice Provost (Graduate Education)
Professor Sue Willis Vice Provost (Education Programs)
Professor Kim Langfield-Smith Vice Provost (Academic Performance)
Professor Ian Smith Vice Provost (Research and Research Infrastructure
Professor Leon Piterman PVC and President Berwick and Peninsula
Professor Mohan Krishnamoorthy PVC Industry Partnerships
Professor Aibing Yu PVC and President (Monash-SEU Joint ResearchInstitute)
Mr Trevor Woods Chief Information Officer
Mr Russell Elliott  Vice President (Services)
Ms Jo Mithen   CEO Monash College
Ms Jane McLoughlin  Vice-Chancellor's Chief of Staff
Ms Jane Holt   Executive Director to Provost
Ms Jessica Lightfoot Executive Director, FIRM
Ms Karen Haywood Executive Director, Human Resources
Ms Catherine Harboe-Ree   University Librarian
Ms Moh-Lee Ng  Director, Risk and Compliance

In attendance: Secretary to MIIO

Other senior staff to attend by invitation as appropriate.

Meeting dates for 2017

Meetings take place normally on a three weekly cycle on Wednesdays.

Submission date Meeting date
17 Feb 23 Feb
9 Mar 15 Mar
30 Mar 5 Apr
20 Apr 26 Apr
25 May 31 May
15 Jun 21 Jun
13 Jul  19 Jul
10 Aug 16 Aug
24 Aug 30 Aug
14 Sep 20 Sep
5 Oct 11 Oct
26 Oct 1 Nov
23 Nov 29 Nov

All submissions to MIIO should be prefaced with the one-page summary sheet (DOCX, 0.7 MB).

For detailed information and templates regarding the approval workflow and reporting of initiatives, please refer to intranet pages of Financial Resources Management (Monash Staff only).

Contact information

Professor Margaret Gardner AO
Phone: (03) 9902 9851

Ms Kerrie Edwards
Phone: (03) 9902 9851