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University Committees

University Executive Committee

Standing Orders

(Strategy committee of Senate and Council)

These Standing Orders should be read in conjunction with the Joint Standing Orders of Senate and Council.


The Vice-Chancellor and Warden (Chair*)
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost
The seven Pro-Vice-Chancellors
The Chief Operating Officer
The Chief Financial Officer

In attendance

Other Officers, staff and student representatives may be invited to be in attendance as business requires.

* The Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost or a Pro-Vice-Chancellor shall take the Chair in the absence of the Vice-Chancellor and Warden.


The Committee meets regularly and reports to Senate and Council on a regular basis.

Terms of Reference

a) to manage the University’s Strategy and steer University business.

b) to monitor and report on the University’s performance against objectives and ensure prompt action as required.

c) to consider and make recommendations to Senate and Council on policy initiatives and other matters.

d) to take ownership and management responsibility for key risks.

e) to coordinate the University’s integrated planning and budgeting process, approve annual plans, and recommend the annual budget and financial forecasts to Finance Committee and Council.

f) to consider such matters as may be referred to it by Senate, Council and other University Committees.