Vice-Chancellor's Executive Committee

This is the principal management committee of the University. The Executive Committee advises the Vice-Chancellor on all matters of strategy, policy and budget including Capital and IT plans.

Terms of reference

The Committee will:

  • Endorse the University's strategic plan for submission to Council;
  • Endorse the University's annual plan;
  • Endorse the annual budget and forward estimates and recommend these to Resources and Finance Committee;
  • Oversee and endorse the University's Capital and IT program and major projects to ensure the alignment of these activities with the University's strategic plan;
  • Determine significant matters relating to University management policy and procedures as well as operational matters relating to large scale changes in academic policy, for example in areas including but not limited to:
    • Research;
    • Learning and Teaching;
    • External Engagement;
    • Global Engagement; and
    • Professional Services.
  • Review the University's strategic risk profile.

Meeting frequency

The VCEC 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.


The following shall be ex officio members of the committee:

Professor Margaret GardnerVice-Chancellor (Chair)
Professor Edwina CornishProvost
Mr Peter MarshallCOO
Mr David PittCFO
Professor Abid Khan DVC Global Engagement
Professor Ben Canny President of Academic Board
Professor Shane Murray Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture
Professor Rae Frances Faculty of Arts
Professor Colm Kearney Faculty of Business and Economics
Professor Frieder SeibleFaculties of Engineering and IT
Professor John Loughran  Faculty of Education
Professor Bryan Horrigan   Faculty of Law
Professor Christina MitchellFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Professor John Carroll Faculty of Biomedical and Psychological Sciences
Professor Bill CharmanFaculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Professor Scott O'Neill Faculty of Science
Professor Pauline Nestor Vice Provost (Research) and Senior Vice Provost
Professor Darrell Evans  Vice Provost (Learning and Teaching)
Professor Zlatko SkrbisVice Provost (Graduate Education)
Professor Helen Bartlett  PVC and President (Monash University Malaysia)
Mr Russell Elliott Vice President (Services)

In attendance:

  • Vice-Chancellor's Chief of Staff
  • Secretary to EC

Other senior staff to attend by invitation as appropriate.

Meeting dates for 2016

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

Submission datesMeeting dates
21 Jan27 Jan
4 Feb10 Feb
2 Mar8 Mar
17 Mar23 Mar
7 Apr13 Apr
27 Apr3 May
18 May24 May
9 Jun15 Jun
30 Jun6 Jul
28 Jul3 Aug
18 Aug24 Aug
15 Sep21 Sep
6 Oct12 Oct
28 Oct3 Nov
17 Nov23 Nov
8 Dec14 Dec

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

Contact information

Professor Margaret Gardner AO
Phone: (03) 9902 9851

Ms Kerrie Edwards
Phone: (03) 9902 9851