Core Research Facilities Program Control Board

The PCB’s primary objective is to support, guide and direct the Core Research Facilities Program so that it achieves its objectives.

The Program Control Board- Core Research Facilities provides direction, governance and decision making for:

  1. Approvals:
    o All Program plans
    o Change Requests e.g. Scope, Time, Budget, Benefits
    o Stage gates
  2. Benefit realisation
  3. Resolving escalated issues
  4. Monitoring Risk mitigation and contingency plans
  5. Championing the Program across the institution
  6. Ensuring the objectives are delivered within the timeframes and budget originally approved (any increase to budget must be approved by the appropriate higher governance authority)
  7. Commissioning quality assurance/reviews as required

Terms of Reference
Composition and membership
Meeting dates and deadlines
Committee contact
Meeting papers

Terms of Reference

This PCB will also have the following specific duties:

  1. Provide input to the development and implementation of the Core Research Facilities Program having regard to vision of a sustained and strategic investment (Decadal Plan) and the University Strategy.
  2. Assist in identifying priorities and monitoring progress on the program to support the successful, effective and efficient delivery of the program’s strategy.
  3. Providing advice and assistance on strategies for securing engagement from faculties and external stakeholders with the Core Research facilities program.
  4. Assist in ensuring cohesion of the planning and implementation of work by CIS, ICT and other PSU’s with that of the Core Research Facilities program, which is a central part of the University strategy 2016 -2020.
  5. Identify, monitor and mitigate potential risks related to the Core Research Facilities Program from a whole of University perspective.
  6. Report to the University Executive on the development and implementation of the Core Research Facility Program and its progress against its agreed strategy and business case.

The Core Research Facilities Program Control Board full terms of reference can be downloaded as a PDF.

Composition and membership



Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) (Chair)

Professor Duncan Ivison

Pro-Vice Chancellor (Strategic Collaborations and Partnerships)

Professor Laurent Rivory

Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies (or nominee)

Professor Kim Rasmussen

Deputy Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies

Dean, Faculty of Science

Professor Iain Young

Dean, The University of Sydney Medical School

Professor Arthur Conigrave

Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Professor Annamarie Jagose

Associate Professor (Research Education), Concord Clinical School

Associate Professor Victoria Cogger

Faculty of Medicine and Health

Chief Information Officer

Mr Mike Day

Director, Campus Infrastructure and Services (or nominee)

Mr Andrej Stevanovic

Project Director, Campus Infrastructure Services

Director, Financial Management and Analysis

Mr David Oosthuizen

Director, Procurement and Financial Service Centre

 Mr Richard Allen

Director, Core Research Facilities

Professor Simon Ringer

Director, Central Program Management Office

Mr David O'Leary

Any others as determined by the Chair when necessary


Meeting dates and deadlines

2019 Meetings


Agenda items due

Agenda distributed

Meeting date

Thursday 21 January 2019

Friday 22 March 2019

Friday 1 March 2019

9am – 10:30am

Thursday 6 June 2019

Friday 7 June 2019

Friday 14 June 2019

9am – 10:30am

Thursday 29 August 2019

Friday 30 August 2019

Friday 6 September 2019

9am – 10:30am

Thursday 28 November 2019

Friday 29 November 2019

Friday 6 December 2019

9am – 10:30am

Committee contact

Committee Officer, University Secretariat
Rosie Biasi
T +61 2 8627 8052
M +61 411 161935

Meeting papers

Meeting papers are available on the secure Core Research Facilities Program Control Board SharePoint site.