The Board of Directors is composed of 14 Directors, including 11 student Directors elected at the Annual Elections each year, two Senate-appointed Directors and the Immediate Past President.
Meetings of the Board of Directors are where the operational and strategic business of the USU is discussed. At each meeting, there is an agenda item called ‘Open Question Time’, which is an opportunity for USU Members to bring issues to the attention of the President and Board of Directors. All USU Members are welcome to attend and observe these meetings.
Announcements and statements from the President:
• USU Board media release: Investment Review
• The USU has appointed Andrew Mills to the position of CEO
• The Affiliation Agreement between USYD and the USU
Board Meeting Dates
In accordance with article 11.2(b) of the Constitution
, the Board of Directors has determined the following ordinary meeting dates in 2022.
There are also special meetings of the Board of Directors that are conducted in accordance with the Constitution
All meetings will be hosted from an in-person location at a USU building at the Camperdown/Darlington campus. Some Board Directors join the meeting via audio-visual link online.
All USU members can connect to Board of Directors meetings either in-person or online via audio-visual link.
Register of Directors’ Interest
All actual, perceived or potential conflicts of interest must be declared. A register
is kept and updated by the Board Secretary at all times.
The Board of Directors is transparent to our staff and members.
Here’s what the Board has done in 2020 to be transparent and open:
- • The recommendations in reports are now publicly published in minutes
- • Meetings have been conducted online via Zoom, making them more accessible to all members of the USU (to join them, email the Board Secretary)
- • Student media are automatically invited to all ordinary and special Board meetings
- • The text of all in camera motions are published publicly
- • The Board has changed its agenda so that Confidential Business goes last
- • The reasons for going in camera are announced publicly at each meeting
- • Executive reports and motions on notice will be published online
- • The Board agreed to review its In Camera Policy
Cole Scott-Curwood - President
Positions held: Chair Governance Committee, Chair Awards Committee, Chair Electoral Committee, Chair Executive Committee, Deputy Chair P&C Committee, Member C&S Committee, Member Debates Committee, Member Finance Committee, Member Governance Committee, Member WHS Committee
Telita Goile - Vice President
Positions held: Member Executive Committee, Member P&C Committee, Member C&S Committee, Member Awards Committee
David Zhu - Honorary Treasurer
Positions held: Chair Debates Committee, Member Executive Committee, Member Finance Committee, Member P&C Committee, Member Governance Committee
Isla Mowbray - Honorary Secretary
Positions held: Member Executive Committee, Deputy Chair Electoral Committee, Chair C&S Committee, Director of Student Publications
Nicholas Comino - Board Director
Positions held: Member Debates Committee
Nicholas Dower - Board Director
Positions held: Member Finance Committee, Member Electoral Committee
Du Du - Board Director
Positions held: Board Director
Alexander Poirier - Board Director
Positions held: Director of Student Publications, Member Awards Committee, Queer Portfolio Holder, Disabilities Portfolio Holder
Onor Nottle - Board Director
Positions held: Deputy Chair Clubs and Societies Committee
Naz Sharifi - Board Director
Positions held: Member Governance Committee, Wom*n’s Portfolio Holder, Ethnocultural Portfolio Holder
Madhullikaa Singh - Board Director
Positions held: Director of Student Publications, Member People & Culture Committee, Environment Portfolio Holder, International Students Portfolio Holder
Prudence Wilkins-Wheat - Immediate Past President
Positions held: Member Electoral Committee, Member P&C Committee.
David Wright - Senate Appointed Director
Other Positions: Member, Member Finance, Governance, P&C and Remuneration Committees.
Alyssa White - Senate Appointed Director
Other Positions: Member, Governance, P&C Committees and Remuneration Committees.