University Council Members

Mr Jim McDowell
Professor David Lloyd
Mr Michael Abbott AO QC
Ms Pauline Carr
Mr Eric Granger
Mr Jim Hazel
Hon John Hill
Ms Mary Patetsos

Ms Miriam Silva
Professor Vicki Waye
Mr Jim Whalley
Associate Professor Deirdre Tedmanson
Ms Karen Hunt
Mr Jordan Mumford
Ms Kate Riggall

 

Mr Jim McDowell

Chancellor

LLB (Hons)
Term of appointment until 1 January 2020

Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, he completed a law degree with honours at the University of Warwick (England) in 1977. He worked in legal, commercial and marketing roles with aerospace company Bombardier Shorts for the next 18 years.
 
Mr McDowell joined British Aerospace in Singapore in August 1996. In 1999, he was appointed Regional Managing Director of BAE Systems for Asia, following the merger of British Aerospace and Marconi Electronic Systems and based in Hong Kong. Upon taking over at BAE Systems Australia, Jim established the company’s headquarters in Adelaide, South Australia where he lives.
 
He was Chief Executive Officer of BAE Systems Saudi Arabia, a $6 billion company from September 2011 to December 2013.
 
Mr McDowell is a passionate supporter of continuing education.
 
He has in-depth experience in corporate governance having served, mainly as Chair, on a range of boards including the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, Defence CRC for Trusted Autonomous System and Total Construction Pty Ltd.  He is a non-executive director of Micro-X Ltd, Codan Ltd and Austal Ltd and a board Member of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute Council, the Royal Automobile Association (RAA), the Adelaide Football Club and St Peter’s College Council of Governors.
 
During his long career, he has lived and worked in the UK, the USA, Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
 
Mr McDowell acts in a number of advisory roles to the Minister and to the Department of Defence as a member of the First Principles Review Oversight Board, the Expert Advisory Panel for Australia’s Future Submarine Project and Naval Shipbuilding Plan Development.  

 

Professor David Lloyd 

Vice Chancellor and President

Bsc(Hons), PhD, CChem, FRSC

Professor David Lloyd was appointed Vice Chancellor and President of the University of South Australia in August 2012, and took up his position in January 2013.

Professor Lloyd is a chemist who holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Chemistry and a PhD in Medical Organic Chemistry from Dublin City University, and was also a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Trinity College Dublin. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, and was the inaugural Chair of the Irish Research Council. 

 

Mr Michael Abbott AO QC

Member appointed by Council 

LLB
Term of appointment until 31 December 2019

Michael Abbott graduated the Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Adelaide in 1965 and in 1966 was admitted to practice as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of South Australia.

He has appeared in the Supreme Courts of all States and Territories of Australia and was appointed as Queens Counsel in South Australia in 1984. He has held the position of Chairman (past and present) of the Legal Services Commission, Bar Association, ASER Restructuring Committee and Criminal Law Committee of South Australia and acted as Human Rights Observer to the Law Council of Australia. 

Michael was awarded the Centenary Medal in 2000 and in 2002 he received the Indo–Australian Award for Meritorious Service to the Bilateral Relationship.

Michael was subsequently awarded an AO (Officer of the Order Of Australia) for his services to the law, the arts and international relations, particularly international cultural relations. He currently acts as an advisor to a number of national and international Corporations and in his current position of Chairman of the Legal Services Commission he is in the process of creating significant changes to enable the organisation to better serve the public and legal profession.

Michael is an enthusiastic promoter of increased cultural contacts between Australia, particularly South Australia and India, Asia and South East Asia. Michael believes that increased cultural contact will not only lead to increased trade but will benefit South Australian Society in every way.

 

Ms Pauline Carr

Pro Chancellor

Member appointed by Council 

Director: Office Consolidation for Newmont Asia Pacific
BEc (ANU), MBA, FAICD, FCIS, FGIA

Term of appointment until 31 December 2019

Pauline Carr has over 30 years of management and commercial experience in the resources industry  with both Australian and international companies. In addition she has over 20 years comprehensive compliance and governance experience with listed company boards.  Previously Pauline was a senior executive with Normandy Mining Limited, where she was actively  involved in the company’s growth, its corporate activities and its international expansion and subsequently Newmont Mining Corporation.

Pauline is currently a Director of ASX listed Highfield Resources Limited and Deputy Chairman of National Pharmacies as well as the Minerals and Energy Advisory Council and the South Australian Minerals and Petroleum Expert Group. She also provides  management support, business improvement, governance, compliance and risk consultancy services to companies in the resources, construction and superannuation sectors
 

 

 Erice Granger

Mr Eric Granger

Member appointed by Council

FUniSA, FAICD
Term of appointment until 20 February 2019

With a background in management, marketing, sales & customer service in retail operations of member based organisations, small business and the health & travel industries, Eric brings significant know-how to business, always with a focus on people. Highly experienced in developing successful strategy, a commentator and adviser on market conditions and trends, he has contributed to many internal taskforces on distribution, business structure for growth and customer service. 

 

Jim Hazel

Mr James (Jim) Hazel

Member appointed by Council

B.Ec., FAICD, SF Fin.

Term of appointment until 1 January 2021

 Jim Hazel holds a number of non executive board positions, following a career in the banking
industry.
He is a director of ASX listed companies Bendigo & Adelaide Bank Ltd, Impedimed Ltd, Ingenia
Communities Group (Chair) and Centrex Metals Ltd (Deputy Chair).
He also sits on the board of Coopers Brewery Ltd and Motor Accident Commission, as well as a
number of other private company and government boards. 

 

 Hon John Hill

Hon John Hill

Pro Chancellor

Member appointed by Council

BA, DipEd, LLB, FAICD
Term of appointment until 15 June 2021

 John Hill’s Parliamentary career began in 1997, when he was the Opposition Shadow Minister for the Environment until Labor’s election in 2002, from which date until 2013 he served in a number of ministerial roles - including Minister for Environment and Conservation [2002 - 2006], Minister for Health [2005 - 2013] and assistant Minister and Minister for the Arts [2002 - 2013].
 
John retired from the Cabinet in 2013 and Parliament in 2014 and is serving as a member of various boards - including: ACH Group, Bellberry Ltd, the SA Institute of Educational Leadership and the SALA Festival. John also chairs the University of South Australia’s Sci/C/Ed Start-up Program Steering Committee.

 

 

Ms Mary Patetsos

Member appointed by Council 

Term of appointment until 31 December 2019

A passionate South Australian with strong national and global networks Mary is a professional non-Executive Board Director. Her extensive experience across the private, government and not for profit sectors has resulted in expertise in governance, strategy, stakeholder engagement and leadership. Mary’s leadership and skills in public policy and governance are linked with knowledge and experience in corporate and commercial enterprise.

Mary holds a range of Chairman and board positions including Chair of FECCA (Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia), Chair of SA Housing Trust, Deputy Chair of the private sector Aged Care provider ACH Chair of the SA Local Government Grants Commission, Deputy Chair, Health Performance Council and member of the National Aged Care Alliance. She is also a Chair and Company Director of Power Community Limited and is a member of AICD.

 

 Miriam Silva

Ms Miriam Silva

Member appointed by Council 

Term of appointment until 20 February 2019

Miriam has more than 20 years’ experience across multiple industries including pharmaceuticals, banking and agribusiness managing large and geographically diverse teams. Miriam is currently Chief Operating Officer for FleetPartners a leading leasing and fleet management company responsible for operations across Australia and New Zealand.


She was previously General Manager Commercial Operations for Elders Ltd and previously held a number of roles with ANZ Banking Group Ltd.

 

Mr Jim Whalley

Member appointed by Council 

Term of appointment until 31 December 2019

Jim is Chairman, Executive Director and co-founder of Nova Group. He is a former air force fighter pilot and test pilot and a graduate of the Royal Air Force Empire Test Pilots School. Amongst other qualifications, he holds a Master of Business Administration, a science degree majoring in physics and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School OPM Executive Education Program. Jim is active in several business forums and is a director of the Adelaide Festival of Arts, AmCham and Australian Naval Infrastructure.  He is a member of the Sir Ross and Keith Smith Fund Advisory Committee and the Defence Innovation Steering Group. Former roles have included Chair of the SA Defence Industry Association, the Defence Teaming Centre, Deputy Chair of the Repatriation Foundation and member of the Australian Industry Group Defence Council. He retains a strong personal interest in aviation as a civilian pilot and flies, flight tests and displays a range of antique, warbird and experimental aircraft and helicopters in his spare time. 

 

Professor Vicki Waye

Presiding Member of Academic Board

 Term of appointment until 31 December 2018

Professor Vicki Waye is a Foundation Professor of Law at the School of Law, and from 2010 - 2015 was the Dean of Teaching and Learning at the University of South Australia Business School (incorporating Business and Law).

Professor Waye holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB, Hons), a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, a Master of Laws (LLM) and a PhD from the University of Sydney. She is a member of the Judicial Development Committee (SA), which provides professional development programs for judges and magistrates of the South Australian Courts, a member of the Law Council of Australia, a member of the TEQSA Register of Experts, and a member of the executive of the Australasian branch of the International Wine Lawyers Association.

Professor Waye's teaching expertise includes Arbitration Law (both national and international), Evidence and Procedure, Corporate Law, Contract Law and Wine Law. Throughout her teaching career, Professor Waye has demonstrated her commitment to effective student-centred learning and applying innovative teaching methodologies.

Professor Waye has a prodigious and varied research record, reflecting the globalized state of commerce and the legal profession, and incorporating international and comparative elements. However, Professor Waye focusses on two main fields - firstly, systems of justice, including ways that access to justice is affected by matters such as litigation funding and mechanisms of collective redress, and secondly, the global food and wine trade. Professor Waye has published over 50 academic and legal journal articles and book chapters and presented her research to conferences in Australia and overseas. 

Associate Professor Deirdre Tedmanson

Academic Staff Member 

Term of appointment until 31 December 2019

Associate Professor Deirdre Tedmanson is Associate Head: Academic in the School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy. Deirdre has a PhD from the Australian National University, and Masters of Policy and Administration and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the Flinders University of South Australia. Prior to working in higher education, Deirdre held senior roles in policy development and implementation in the public sector, after earlier working in the non-government sector.  Deirdre’s teaching and research focuses on social policy; social analysis; youth pathways; Aboriginal rights and governance issues and entrepreneurship. 

Ms Karen Hunt

Professional Staff Member 

Term of appointment until 31 December 2019

Karen has worked for many years in the higher education and not-for-profit sectors and has a breadth of experience at the University of South Australia. She is currently the Deputy Director: Student Engagement, with responsibility for leading the wellbeing services of the Student Engagement Unit including Counselling, Access & Inclusion, Student Support, Wirringka Student Services and Student Wellbeing. 

Karen is also a Director on the UnitingSA and Portway Housing Boards and a graduate and member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 

Mr Jordan Mumford

USASA President, Student Representative 

Term of appointment until 31 December 2018

Jordan is currently studying his Bachelor’s Degree of Aviation. Jordan served as Mawson Lakes Representative for USASA in 2017, and is the current USASA President. He is an active member of the university community, and was involved in the inaugural year of the UniMentor program, has worked on various student committees, and has also been involved in several not-for-profit organisations. Jordan is committed to seeing a more representative university, with a stronger student voice

Ms Kate Riggall

USASA Postgraduate, Student Representative 

Term of appointment until 31 December 2018

Kate is a PhD candidate in the School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy, working in the Centre for Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience and the Fraser Mustard Centre. She previously completed a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science (Honours in Neuroscience) at the University of Queensland.  Since joining UniSA at the beginning of last year, Kate has been involved in running a student club and working with the university, government and community organisations to support marginalized students.
 

 

 


 

 

 


 


 


 


 

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