Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strategy and Services Committee

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strategy and Services Committee will develop strategies, policies and procedures and coordinate activity across the University to implement, monitor and refine the integrated Indigenous Participation, Engagement, Education and Research Strategy.

Frequency of meetings: monthly


  • Professor Shane Houston (Chair), Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy and Services)
  • Ms Jordi Austin, Director, Student Support Services
  • Dr Andrew Black, Nominee, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research); Director, Research Development
  • Mr John Dixon, Director, Human Resources
  • Ms Kylie Gwynne, Director, Poche Centre
  • Mr Douglas Josif, Director, Operational Reform
  • Ms Vanessa Lee, Senior Lecturer Indigenous Health
  • Ms Johanna Lowe, Nominee, Marketing and Communications; Head, Marketing, Communications and Engagement
  • Ms Jo Metzke, Director, Talent, Organisational Development & Diversity
  • Professor Juanita Sherwood, Academic Director, National Centre for Cultural Competence

One member appointed by each divisional board

  • Professor Deborah Black, Associate Dean, Staff Development, Faculty of Health Sciences
    Division of Health Sciences
  • Associate Professor Tom Hubble, Pro-Dean, Faculty of Science
    Division of Natural Sciences
  • Professor Diane Mayer, Dean, Faculty of Education and Social Work
    Division of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Mr Keiran Passmore, Executive Director, Engineering Sydney, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies
    Division of Engineering and Information Technologies
  • Professor Chris Peck, Dean, Faculty of Dentistry
    Division of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy
  • Associate Professor Leanne Cutcher, Associate Professor, Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies
    Division of Business
  • Professor Michael Tawa, Professor of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning
    Division of Architecture and Creative Arts

Undergraduate and postgraduate students

  • TBC, Indigenous postgraduate student
  • Ms Georgia Mantle, Indigenous undergraduate student

In attendance

  • Richard Fisher, General Counsel