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.
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:
Mr Peter Woolcott AO (Chair): Australian Public Service Commissioner
Mr Peter Hughes CNZM: Te Tumu Whakarae mō Te Kawa Mataaho Public Service Commissioner - Head of Service, Te Kawa Mataaho Public Service Commission
Professor Ken Smith AO: 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
Professor Girol Karacaoglu: Head of School of Government, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Ms Ann Sherry AO: Board member, ANZSOG
Ms Jodie Ryan: CEO, Department of the Chief Minister (NT)
Mr Robert Setter: Commission Chief Executive, Queensland Public Service Commission
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
Ms Sharyn O'Neill: WA Public Sector Commissioner
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.
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.
At the management level, governing committees oversee ANZSOG’s operations and its strategic and academic direction:
Professor Ken Smith AO: Dean/CEO (Chair)
Professor Catherine Althaus: Deputy Dean, Teaching & Learning
Dr Subho Banerjee: Deputy CEO, Research and Advisory
Ms Jane-Frances Kelly: Deputy CEO, Education
Mr Simon Kent: Deputy CEO, Thought Leadership
Ms Radha Thomas: COO/Company Secretary
Professor Ariadne Vromen: Deputy Dean, Research
Dr Chris Walker: Deputy Dean, University Relations and Academic Director, EMPA
Ms Sally Washington: Director ANZSOG New Zealand
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
Ms Jodie Ryan: Committee Member/Board Member
Mr Peter Woolcott AO: Committee Member/Board Member
Professor Margaret Gardner AC: Chair/Board Member
Professor Girol Karacaoglu: Committee Member/Board Member
Professor Ken Smith AO: Committee Member/ANZSOG Dean and CEO
Professor Deborah Terry AO: Committee Member/Board Member
Professor David Boymal: Chair/Committee Member
Mr Robert Setter: Committee Member/Board Member
Ms Ann Sherry AO: Committee Member/Board Member
Mr Peter Woolcott AO: Chair/ Board Member
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: ANZSOG Deputy Dean, EMPA Academic Director
Ms. Rachel Weiss: University Quality Manager, University of Sydney
Dr. Samantha Young: Director - Quality, Monash University
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 Professor Glyn Davis, 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: Senior Lecturer in Public Management, School of Government, Victoria University of Wellington
Professor Glyn Davis AC: CEO, Paul Ramsay Foundation (Chair)
Professor Helen Dickinson: Director of the Public Service Research Group, 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: Australian Statistician, Australian Bureau of Statistics
Ms Carmel McGregor PSM: Adjunct Professor, Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis, University of Canberra
Professor Marc Stears: Director, Sydney Policy Lab, University of Sydney
Ms Angie Tangaere: Intrapreneur - Community and Social Innovation, the Southern Initiative, Auckland Council
Professor Ruth Wallace: Dean of the College of Indigenous Futures, Education & the Arts, Charles Darwin University
Professor Mark Western: Director of the Institute for Social Science Research, University of Queensland
Ms Danielle Wood: CEO, Grattan Institute
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
Patrick Hetherington: Commonwealth Public Service Commission
Sam Nielsen: NSW Public Service Commission
Camille Lew Fatt: 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
Daen Dorazio: Victorian Public Sector Commission
Sonja O’Leary: WA Public Sector Commission
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
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.