SUPRA Council — Governance

Shortly after the General Election each year the Councillors-elect meet to elect Councillors to the offices of President, Vice-President, Education Officer, Secretary, Treasurer, and Director of Student Publications for the the upcoming Council term. Any member of Council may run for election to these positions but no member may hold more than one Executive position at one time.

SUPRA’s Executive consists of the offices of the President, Vice-President, Education Officer, Secretary, and Treasurer. The Executive ensures the day-to-day management of the Association.

All office-bearers prepare a monthly report that goes to Council. This is for transparency and accountability, but also to help all of Council remain informed of the work being done.

For the 2015-2016 Council term these offices are held as follows:

Co-Presidents
Lily Matchett & Ahmed Bin Suhaib

The President of SUPRA is the General Manager of the SUPRA offices, the Council spokesperson between meetings of Council, and the peak representative of the Association for all postgraduate students.

Contact: president@supra.usyd.edu.au

 

Co-Vice Presidents
Karen Cochrane & Nicholas Avery

The Vice-President supports the President, with focused areas of governance, and is capable of fulfilling many of the duties of the President in their absence.

Contact: vicepresident@supra.usyd.edu.au

 

Co-Education Officers
Rachel Evans & Alexandra Nixon

The Education Officer works to ensure that issues affecting postgraduate students are represented and taken forward.

Contact: education@supra.usyd.edu.au

 

Co-Secretaries
Cameron Nottingham & Melanie Stevenson

The Secretary oversees the official Council correspondence and is responsible for the Council’s formal records.

Contact: secretary@supra.usyd.edu.au

 

Treasurer
Kevin Dong

The Treasurer oversees the budget of the Association and is responsible for the management of expenditure.

Contact: treasurer@supra.usyd.edu.au

 

Director of Student Publications, Acting
Joshua Preece

The Director of Student Publications oversees the production of SUPRA’s publications .

Contact: publications@supra.usyd.edu.au

 

Other Offices

The SUPRA Constitution allows for the appointment of other office-bearing positions by the Council as it may determine appropriate from time to time. These are distinct from the Executive positions.