Sydney Operating Model Program Control Board

To provide governance and oversight for the development and implementation of the Sydney Operating Model.

The Program Control Board – Sydney Operating Model

  1. provides direction and governance oversight for the program implementation
  2. approves the project streams and substreams
  3. approves approach, scope, change requests, and monitors progress, budget, benefits realisation, risks, quality and timelines for these streams
  4. delegates to the Project Advisory Groups and the Program Management Team the key day-to-day decision-making responsibilities for those streams

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

Terms of Reference

The Program Control Board is responsible for overall governance and guidance of the Program and streams of work. It will:

  1. provide strategic direction to the Project Stream
  2. monitor adherence to strategy, scope and plan
  3. assess the impact of other major initiatives across the University on the implementation of the program
  4. approve progress reports to the UE Operations Committee
  5. actively advocate for the program by supporting and communicating the objectives of the program
  6. monitor program risks
  7. provide quality assurance through review of project performance reports and other quality assurance measures

The Sydney Operating Model Program Control Board full terms of reference can be downloaded as a PDF.

Composition and membership



External Chair

Kathleen Bailey-Lord

Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Professor Stephen Garton

Vice-Principal (Operations)

Stephen Phillips

Vice-Principal (Strategy)

Rebecca Murray

Dean Representative

Professor Annamarie Jagose

Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Head of School or Deputy Dean (2 Representatives)

Professor John Shields

Deputy Dean (Education)


Professor Stefan Williams

Head of School, School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering

2 Faculty General Manager Representatives (or equivalent)

Lisa Carrick

Director, Susan Wakil Health Building Transition Program


Leah Hill

Faculty General Manager, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

1 School General Manager/School Manager Representative

Jody Cutler

School General Manager, School of Chemistry



Portfolio Program Manager, Sydney Operating Model

Joanne Borys

Executive Director, Office of the Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Sandra Harrison

Any others as determined by the Chair when necessary


Meeting dates and deadlines

2019 Meetings


Agenda items due

Agenda distributed

Meeting date

Tuesday 22 January 2019

Wednesday 23 January 2019

Wednesday 30 January 2019

9am – 12pm

Tuesday 26 February 2019

Wednesday 27 February 2019

Wednesday 6 March 2019

9am – 12pm

Tuesday 26 March 2019

Wednesday 27 March 2019

Wednesday 3 April 2019

9am – 12pm

Tuesday 23 April 2019

Wednesday 24 April 2019

Wednesday 1 May 2019

9am – 12pm

Tuesday 11 June 2019

Wednesday 12 June 2019

Wednesday 19 June 2019

9am – 12pm

Tuesday 9 July 2019

Wednesday 10 July 2019

Wednesday 17 July 2019

9am – 12pm

Tuesday 6 August 2019

Wednesday 7 August 2019

Wednesday 14 August 2019

9am – 12pm

Thursday 5 September 2019

Friday 6 September 2019

Friday 13 September 2019

9am – 12pm

Thursday 3 October 2019

Friday 4 October 2019

Friday 11 October 2019

9am – 12pm

Wednesday 30 October 2019

Thursday 31 October 2019

Thursday 7 November 2019

12.30 - 3.30pm

Monday 25 November 2019

Tuesday 26 November 2019

Tuesday 3 December 2019

9am – 12pm

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 Sydney Operating Model Program Control Board SharePoint site.