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:

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 AOCEO, ANZSOG

Professor Margaret Gardner ACPresident and Vice-Chancellor, Monash University

Mr Jeremi Moule: Secretary for the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet

Ms Kathrina LoNSW Public Service Commissioner

Professor Girol KaracaogluHead of School of Government, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Ms Ann Sherry AO: Board member, ANZSOG

Ms Jodie RyanCEO, Department of the Chief Minister (NT)

Mr Robert SetterCommission 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

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.

  • 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.

Governing committees

At the management level, governing committees oversee ANZSOG’s operations and its strategic and academic direction:

Executive Leadership Team (ELT)

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

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

Ms Jodie Ryan: Committee Member/Board Member

Mr Peter Woolcott AO: Committee Member/Board Member

Academic Board

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

Finance Audit & Risk Management Committee (FARMC)

Professor David Boymal: Chair/Committee Member

Professor Girol Karacaoglu: Committee Member/Board Member

Ms Jodie Ryan: Committee Member/Board Member

Mr Robert Setter: Committee Member/Board Member

Ms Ann Sherry AO: Committee Member/Board Member

Remuneration Committee

Mr Peter Woolcott AO: Chair/ Board Member

Professor Margaret Gardner AC: Committee Member/Board Member

Mr Robert Setter: Committee Member/Board Member

EMPA University Advisory Council

The EMPA Academic Advisory Council (EAAC) was established in 2020 as the conferring university partners’ principle 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

Professor Richard James: Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic and Deputy Provost, 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

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.

Research Committee

Professor Ken Smith AO

Dr Subho Banerjee

Professor Ariadne Vromen

Professor Glyn Davis AC

Professor Helen Dickinson

Professor Mark Western

Professor Ruth Wallace

Dr Barbara Allen

Dr David Gruen

Ms Carmel McGregor PSM

Ms Danielle Wood

Professor Marc Stears

Dr Michael Fotheringham

Professor Tony Dreise

Our auditors

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.

Legal Framework

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.