Investment and Commercialisation Committee

Terms of Reference
Composition and membership
Meeting dates
Contact
Meeting agendas and papers

Terms of Reference

The role of the Investment and Commercialisation Committee is to monitor and advise Senate on matters relating to the University’s investment portfolio and commercialisation activities with particular reference to: the appropriateness of policies and the success of investment and commercialisation strategies; sustainability and ensuring the effective management of risk in areas covered by the Committee’s remit.

The Committee is authorised by Senate to receive recommendations as to the appointment and retirement, as appropriate, of consultants and external managers, and make such decisions subject to reporting to Senate after the event.

The Committee has oversight of the management of the University’s long term investment portfolio, known as the Future Fund, and in that role may consider and approve major capital expenditure projects and strategic initiatives which are funded entirely from the Future Fund and which have previously been approved by the Building and Estates Committee. The Committee provides advice on the investment mandate for the Future Fund, which balances support for a broad range of core University objectives with seeking to achieve appropriate commercial returns, strategies and policies supporting the recruitment and management of its academic and non-academic staff.

The Committee's full terms of reference can be downloaded as a PDF.

Composition and membership

Position

Member

Term of office

Chancellor

Belinda Hutchinson AM

Current term as Chancellor

February 2017 – February 2021

Previous term as Chancellor

February 2013 – February 2017

Deputy Chancellor

Alec Brennan AM

Current term as Deputy Chancellor

1 January 2016 – 31 December 2017

Previous term as Deputy Chancellor

5 February 2015 – 31 December 2016

Vice-Chancellor

Dr Michael Spence AC

Current term as Vice-Chancellor

1 July 2013 – 31 December 2020

Previous term as Vice-Chancellor

11 July 2008 – 30 June 2013

Chair of the Investment and Commercialisation Committee – a Fellow of Senate (not a staff member or student) elected by Senate

David Mortimer AO (Chair)

Current term as Chair

May 2016 – May 2018

Previous terms as Chair

17 March 2014 – May 2016

19 March 2012 – 17 March 2014

Two Fellows of Senate appointed by Senate

Kevin McCann AM

 

 

 

Vacancy

Current term

May 2016 – May 2018

Previous term

4 August 2015 – May 2016

 

Two external members with appropriate professional expertise and experience appointed by Senate

Ian Macoun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Andrew Spence

Current term

May 2017 – May 2018

Previous terms

May 2016 – May 2017

5 May 2014 – 4 May 2016

7 May 2012 – 5 May 2014

3 May 2010 – 7 May 2012

Current term

May 2016 – May 2018

Previous terms

5 May 2014 – 4 May 2016

7 May 2012 – 5 May 2014

2 August 2010 – 7 May 2012

Co-opted members

None

 

Meeting dates 2017

Meeting date

Meeting time

Wednesday 22 February

8.00am - 10.00am

Wednesday 19 April (*)

8.00am - 10.00am 

Wednesday 21 June

8.00am - 10.00am

Wednesday 30 August

8.00am - 10.00am

Wednesday 4 October (*)

8.00am - 10.00am 

Wednesday 15 November

8.00am - 10.00am

(*) Commercialisation Sub-committee  

 

Contact

Committee Officer
Mark Smith
Executive Officer to Senate
T +61 2 9351 4260
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Chief Investment Officer
Miles Collins
T +61 2 9351 2215
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Executive Assistant to the Chief Investment Officer
Arlene Henderson
T +61 2 9351 2215
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Meeting agendas and papers

Meeting agendas and papers are distributed to Committee members by the University Secretariat.