The Australia and New Zealand School of Government Limited – ANZSOG – was established in 2002 by a consortium of governments, universities and business schools as a not-for-profit public company limited by guarantee.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors has overall responsibility for the organisation, setting direction and overseeing the effectiveness of delivery against strategy.
Our Board of Directors are:
Ms Sharyn O’Neill (Chair): WA Public Sector Commissioner
Adam Fennessy: Dean and CEO, ANZSOG
Professor Margaret Gardner AC: President and Vice-Chancellor, Monash University
Mr Jeremi Moule: Secretary for the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet
Ms Kathrina Lo: NSW Public Service Commissioner
Ms Belinda Clark QSO: Board member, ANZSOG
Professor Deborah Terry AO: Vice-Chancellor and President, The University of Queensland
Ms Erma Ranieri: Commissioner for Public Sector Employment, SA
Ms Kathy Leigh: Head of Service and Director-General | Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate, ACT Government
Ms Jenny Gale: Secretary of Tasmanian Department of Premier and Cabinet and Head of State Service
Professor Mark Scott AO: Vice-Chancellor and Principal, University of Sydney
Professor Mark Hickford: Pro Vice-Chancellor of Government, Law and Business, Victoria University of Wellington
Ms Vicki Telfer PSM: Commissioner for Public Employment, Northern Territory Government
Mike Kaiser: Director-General of the Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning, Queensland Government
Committees of the Board
The Board can establish its own committees from time to time and currently has four committees.
Committee membership comprises Board Directors and individuals who bring relevant expertise to the Committee’s deliberations in providing advice to the Board.
The current committees are:
- Foundation and Investment Committee – providing advice to the Board and oversight of the School’s Foundation Trust and investment portfolio.
- Finance Audit and Risk Management Committee – providing oversight of the School’s financial strategy and audit and risk functions, and recommending appropriate actions to the Board.
- People and Remuneration Committee – comprises a small group of Directors only to oversee the performance of the School’s CEO and Dean.
- Academic Board – providing advice to the Board on ANZSOG programs with particular regard to issues of academic accountability and quality assurance.
Foundation and Investment Committee (FIC)
Mr Robert Johanson: Chair/Committee Member
Ms Belinda Clark QSO: Committee Member/Board Member
Professor Margaret Gardner AC: Committee Member/Board Member
Ms Dawn Oldham: Committee Member
Mr Peter Woolcott AO: Committee Member/Board Member
Finance Audit & Risk Management Committee (FARMC)
Professor David Boymal: Chair/Committee Member
People and Remuneration Committee
Mr Peter Woolcott AO: Chair/ Board Member
Professor Margaret Gardner AC: Committee Member/Board Member
Ms Kathrina Lo: Committee Member/Board Member
Ms Sharyn O’Neill: Committee Member/Board Member
Professor Margaret Gardner AC: Chair/Board Member
Adam Fennessy: Committee Member/ANZSOG Dean and CEO
Professor Deborah Terry AO: Committee Member/Board Member
Professor Mark Scott AO: Committee Member/Board Member
Professor Mark Hickford: Committee Member/Board Member
Deloitte have been ANZSOG’s external auditors since 2013, with the previous auditors, KPMG having undertaken audit services for the ten years prior. Deloitte provide statutory audit services in accordance with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Act 2012 and all applicable accounting standards.
In 2016, ANZSOG appointed Grant Thornton as internal auditors following the retirement of the School’s previous internal auditor. Grant Thornton provide assurance services across the School’s operations, consistent with our risk framework, seeking to ensure the School maintains better practice across its operations.
ANZSOG is incorporated in Australia under the Corporations Act 2001 as a company limited by guarantee and is an income tax exempt charity. ANZSOG operates under a Constitution approved by all current member universities and governments.
Executive Leadership Team (ELT)
Adam Fennessy: Dean/CEO (Chair)
Christopher Wheatley: Chief Operating Officer
Evelyn Loh: Principal Advisor and Company Secretary
Dr Chris Walker: Acting Executive Director, and Deputy Dean, Education
Mr James Green: Acting Executive Director, Advisory
Patrick Brownlee: Acting Executive Director, Research
EMPA University Advisory Council
The EMPA Academic Advisory Council (EAAC) was established in 2020 as the conferring university partners’ principal advisory body on the EMPA’s governance and quality assurance framework.
Mr David de Carvalho: EMPA Alumnus, CEO of Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA)
Professor Carolyn Hendriks: Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University
Associate Professor Paul Fawcett: Chair of Political Science Discipline School of Social and Political Sciences University of Melbourne
Associate Professor Karl Lofgren: Deputy Head, School of Government, Victoria University Wellington
Professor John Phillimore: Executive Director of John Curtin Institute of Public Policy, Curtin University
Professor Juliet Pietsch: Head of School, Griffith Business School, Griffith University
Dr. Chris Walker: Deputy Dean (Education and University Relations) and Academic Director, EMPA
Ms. Rachel Weiss: University Quality Manager, University of Sydney
Dr. Samantha Young: Director, Office of Quality & Policy
Alumni Advisory Council
ANZSOG’s Alumni Advisory Council was appointed in 2018 to represent our 3500-strong alumni and give them a greater involvement in ANZSOG’s activities and the chance to advise on our future direction.
The Council’s objectives are to build a strong, engaged and cohesive alumni community, and foster two-way communication between alumni and the ANZSOG executive, and between alumni and public services.
The members of the Alumni Advisory Council can be found here.
The Research Committee, led by Chair Jenny Lewis, provides ANZSOG management with independent external advice on overall research priorities for the ANZSOG research model. Its responsibilities are to; provide strategic intelligence and advice to the CEO and management team to support the objective of ANZSOG’s Research and Advisory model, to determine the research priorities and to track, at a high-level, the implementation of the research model and its impact.
Dr Barbara Allen: Deputy Head of School & Senior Lecturer in Public Management, School of Government, Victoria University of Wellington
Patrick Brownlee: Deputy Director of Research and Advisory, Australian New Zealand School of Government
Professor Jenny Lewis: Academic Director, Scholarly and Social Research Impact for Chancellery Research Enterprise. Professor of Public Policy, School of Social and Political Sciences (Chair)
Professor Helen Dickinson: Professor of Public Service Research, School of Business, ADFA University of New South Wales
Professor Tony Dreise: Professor of Indigenous Policy Research & Director Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR), Australian National University
Dr Michael Fotheringham: Managing Director, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute
Dr David Gruen: Chief Statistician of the Australian Bureau of Statistics
Ms Carmel McGregor PSM: Adjunct Professor, Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis, University of Canberra and Academic Fellow, Australian New Zealand School of Government
Professor Marc Stears: Director, Sydney Policy Lab, University of Sydney
Ms Angie Tangaere: Intrapreneur – Community and Social Innovation, the Southern Initiative, Auckland Council
Ariadne Vromen: Sir John Bunting Chair of Public Administration, Crawford School, Australian National University and Deputy Dean, Australian New Zealand School of Government
Professor Ruth Wallace: Dean of College of Indigenous Futures, Arts and Society, Charles Darwin University
Caroline Walsh: CEO, Institute of Public Administration Australia
Professor Mark Western: Director of the Institute for Social Science Research, University of Queensland
Ms Danielle Wood: CEO, Grattan Institute
Roz Smith: Executive Officer Canberra ANZSOG (Secretariat)
In 2021, ANZSOG established a Research Network with representatives of the public service commissions and/or central agencies of all 10 member governments. The purpose of the network is to provide a forum to discuss demand for research from governments, strengthen the interface between practice and research, and identify opportunities for collaboration on shared research questions on public administration. The Research Network plays a critical role in supporting ANZSOG’s research model and the development of a national public sector evidence base.
Damian West: Treasury and Economic Development Directorate, ACT
Subho Banerjee: Australian Public Service Commission
Sam Nielsen: NSW Public Service Commission
Libby Doney: Northern Territory Government
Rodney Scott: NZ Public Service Commission
Sandra Lerch: QLD Public Service Commission
Sonny Lee: Office of the Commissioner for Public Sector Employment, SA
Graham Poskitt: Department of Premier and Cabinet, TAS
Sarah Gruner: Victorian Public Sector Commission
Sonja O’Leary: WA Public Sector Commission
Policy Institutes Panel for ANZSOG Research Model Collaboration
ANZSOG is partnering with a range of applied public policy institutes and graduate public policy schools across Australia and New Zealand in the ANZSOG research model.
We have formed an informal panel arrangement for testing expressions of interest into undertaking public administration/public management research projects funded by ANZSOG and sponsoring governments.
The Institutes and Schools who have currently agreed to join the Panel are listed in the table below.
Note: Discussions on potential academic collaborations in Tasmania and the Northern Territory are continuing