Education and Student Experience Program Control Board

To provide governance and oversight for the Education and Student Experience portions of the University Strategy 2016-2020 including the new Student Experience Strategy.

The Program Control Board – Education and Student Experience

  • will provide overall governance of the implementation of a group of related initiatives. The board is responsible for managing the approach, scope, progress, budget, benefits realisation, risks and issues and timelines.
  • The key day-to-day decision-making responsibilities are delegated to the Executive Owners (and their teams) via the Education Strategy Implementation Working Party and the Student Experience Advisory Group.

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

Terms of Reference

The Program Control Board will:

  1. provide direction to the individual initiative work streams 
  2. monitor the roadmap and ensure the program is structured for success
  3. monitor adherence to strategy, scope and plans 
  4. manage the funding within the envelope agreed 
  5. understand and monitor key dependencies 
  6. monitor the benefits realisation and KPIs and ensure that the program is structured to achieve the benefits 
  7. recommend major strategic decisions to the University Executive (UE), including any changes to high-level scope, timeframes or approach
  8. recommend operational decisions, including minor changes to scope, timeframe or approach to the Strategy Owner, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education)

    monitor program risks 
  9. actively advocate for the initiatives

The Education and Student Experience Program Control Board full terms of reference can be downloaded as a PDF.

Composition and membership



Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) (Chair)

Professor Philippa Pattison AO

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy and Services) or nominee

Profesor Lisa Jackson Pulver AM

Vice Principal (External Relations)

Ms Tania Rhodes-Taylor

Vice Principal (Operations)

Mr Stephen Phillips

Nominee of Vice Principal (Strategy)

Dr Margaret Faedo

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Educational Innovation)

Professor Adam Bridgeman

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Life)

Professor Wai Fong Chua AM (acting)

Acting Registrar and Academic Director, Education Policy and Quality

Associate Professor Peter McCallum

Chief Infoamtion Officer, ICT or nominee

Ms Sarah Morgan (nominee)

Executive Director, Education Portfolio

Ms Ainslie Bulmer

Executive Director, Provost and DVC

Ms Sandra Harrison

Executive Director, Student Administration

Mr Brendon Nelson

Faculty Representation


1 Dean Representative

Professor Gregory Whitwell

The University of Sydney Business School

2 Faculty Manager Representatives

Ms Leah Hill

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Ms Lynda Rose

Faculty of Medicine and Health

Program Managers (as required)


Education Program Director


Manager, Policy and Projects

Mr Hugh O'Dwyer (acting)

Individual Delivery Managers for implementation work streams/ project leads



Director, Student Operations, Student Administration Services Ms Edwina Grose
Project Manager, Student Administration Services Mr Aristo Kastifis
Director Student Mobility (as required) Ms Leonie Patrick
Director Marketing and Communications (or nominee) Ms Julia Newton
Program Director, Student Experience Mr Scott Bandfield

Meeting dates and deadlines

2019 Meetings


Agenda items due

Agenda distributed

Meeting date

Wednesday 13 February 2019

Thursday 14 February 2019

Thursday 21 February2019


Wednesday 13 March 2019

Thursday 14 March 2019

Thursday 21 March


Wednesday 10 April 2019

Thursday 11 April 2019

Thursday 18 April 2019


Wednesday 8 May 2019

Thursday 9 May 2019

Thursday 16 May 2019


Wednesday 12 June 2019

Thursday 13 June 2019

Thursday 20 June 2019


Wedneday 7 August 2019

Thursday 8 August 2019

Thursday 15 August 2019


Wednesday 11 September 2019

Thursday 12 September 2019

Thursday 19 September 2019


Wednesday 16 October 2019

Thursday 17 October 2019

Thursday 24 October 2019


Wednesday 20 November 2019

Thursday 21 November 2019

Thursday 28 November 2019


Committee contact

Committee Officer, University Secretariat
Sarah Hepworth
T +61 2 9114 1468

Meeting papers

Meeting papers are available on the secure Education and Student Experience Program Control Board SharePoint site.