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Governance The Chancellor

The Chancellor

Bill Tweddell, BA, BEc JCU, MAICD

Chancellor, James Cook University

As Chancellor of the University, Bill Tweddell is the Chair of the University governing body, Council and presides over all Council meetings.

The Chancellor is elected to this position by the members of the Council. The Chancellor provides leadership and facilitates the work of the Council effectively and ethically, providing a focal point to ensure effective governance. This includes the achievement of the Council’s own objectives, Statement of Strategic Intent and maintaining the high standing of the University in the wider community.

The Chancellor also performs ceremonial functions such as presiding over Graduation Ceremonies. Bill was elected for a further two year term of office commencing 26 March 2021 until 25 March 2023.