Leadership and Governance

Chancellor, Professor Peter Shergold AC


The Chancellor at UWS is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, the peak governing body of the University. Professor Peter Shergold AC was appointed Chancellor from 1 January 2011 continuing a distinguished academic and public service career.


Vice-Chancellor Barney Glover


The Vice-Chancellor is the University President and CEO, responsible for managing all academic and administrative areas of the University. Professor Barney Glover was appointed Vice-Chancellor from 1 January 2014.

Board of Trustees

The governing authority of the University, the Board manages development of broad policies and strategic plans, and is informed by a number of standing committees.

Academic Senate

This is the peak forum in the University for academic debate and discourse. The Senate is a standing committee of the board, and is responsible for academic standards and values.

Office of Governance Services

The Office of Governance Services provides a wide range of support services to the governing bodies of the University, as well as managing such issues as complaint resolution and records and archives.

Governance Diagram

Governance diagram



UWS Making the Difference: 2014 – 2016 Strategy

 Making the Difference: UWS Strategic Plan 2010-2015