Research Strategy Program Control Board

To provide governance and oversight for the Research portion of the University Strategy 2016-2020.

The Program Control Board – Research Strategy 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.

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 decisions to the Strategy Governance Board (SGB), including any changes to high-level scope, timeframes or approach
  8. monitor program risks
  9. actively advocate for the initiatives

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

Composition and membership



Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) (Chair)

Professor Duncan Ivison

Nominee of Vice Principle (Strategy)

Kylie Colvin

General Manager, Research Portfolio (Deputy Chair)

Sara Brown

Faculty Representation


Dean Representative

Professor Arthure Conigrave

Head of School and Dean, Sydney Medical School 

Faculty Manager Representative

David Cox

Chief Operating Officer, COO- Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies

Program Managers (as required)


Project Manager, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)

Thomas Jones

Senior Manager, Research Policy & Analysis, Research Strategy and Policy Framework

Grant Cruchley

Individual Delivery Managers for implementation work streams/ project leads


Meeting dates and deadlines

2019 Meetings


Agenda items due

Agenda distributed

Meeting date

 Wednesday 13 February 2019

Monday 18 February 2019

Monday 25 February


 Wednesday 13 March 2019

Monday 18 March 2019

Monday 25 March 2019


 Wednesday 10 April 2019

Tuesday 16 April 2019

Tuesday 23 April 2019


 Wednesday 15 May 2019

Monday 20 May 2019

Monday 27 May 2019


 Wednesday 12 June 2019

Monday 17 June 2019

Monday 24 June 2019


 Wednesday 7 August 2019

Monday 12 August 2019

Monday 19 August 2019


 Wednesday 11 September 2019

Monday 16 September

Monday 23 September


 Wednesday 6 November 2019

Monday 11 October 2019


Monday 18 November 2019


Committee contact

Committee Officer, University Secretariat
Sally Hilton
T +61 2 8627 6928

Meeting papers

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