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:

Professor Margaret Gardner Vice-Chancellor (Chair)
Professor Marc Parlange Provost and Senior Vice-President
Mr Peter Marshall Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice-President
Mr Paul Townsend  Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice-President
Professor Abid Khan Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement)
Professor Susan Elliott Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education)
Professor Ken Sloan Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Enterprise)
Professor Rebekah Brown Senior Vice-Provost and Vice-Provost (Research)
Vacant Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
Professor Ian Smith Vice-Provost (Research & Research Infrastructure)
Professor Matthew Gillespie Vice-Provost (Faculty and Graduate Affairs)
Professor Simon Wilkie Dean, Faculty of Business and Economics
Professor Bryan Horrigan Dean, Faculty of Law
Professor Christina Mitchell Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Professor Jordan Nash Dean, Faculty of Science
Ms Renaye Peters Vice-President (Campus Infrastructure and Services)
Mr Damien Farrell Vice-President (Advancement)
Mr Trevor Woods Chief Information Officer
Mr Bob Gerrity University Librarian
Ms Bridgid Connors Chief Human Resources Officer
Ms Jo Mithen CEO, Monash College
Mr Fabian Marrone Chief Marketing Officer
Ms Emily Spencer Chief of Staff and Director, Office of the Vice-Chancellor
Mr Trent Gillam Chief of Staff, Portfolio of the Provost and Senior Vice-President
Ms Moh-Lee Ng Director, Risk & Compliance

In attendance: Secretary to MIIO

Other senior staff to attend by invitation as appropriate.

Meeting dates for 2019

Submission date Meeting date
25 Jan 31 Jan
12 Feb 18 Feb
8 Mar 14 Mar
5 Apr 11 Apr
27 Apr 1 May
17 May 23 May
7 Jun 13 Jun
28 Jun 4 Jul
26 Jul 1 Aug
16 Aug 22 Aug
5 Sep 11 Sep
27 Sep 3 Oct
17 Oct 23 Oct
21 Nov 27 Nov

All submissions to MIIO should be prefaced with the one-page summary sheet (DOCX, 0.05 MB).

There are two templates to assist major initiative reporting to MIIO. A workplan (XLSX, 0.01 MB) and a status report template (XLSX, 0.01 MB). Both documents are required the first time each calendar year a major initiative is reported to MIIO, the status report only is required for the subsequent reporting period.

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