Governance and management
was established by the University of South Australia Act 1990 and its
associated statues and by-laws (see
Legislation). The Act was amended in 1996, following the McGregor Review
of university governance in South Australia.
The governing authority is the Council, which is chaired by the Chancellor, Dr Ian Gould. Council is supported by a number of committees, including Academic Board (see University Council).
The Vice Chancellor and President, Professor David Lloyd, is the University's chief executive, with responsibility for its overall management and administration. The Vice Chancellor is appointed by Council and is delegated a range of powers and functions. Support is provided by nine senior managers – four with responsibility for academic Divisions and five with responsibility for coordinating portfolios. This structure was adopted in 1998.
The divisional Pro Vice Chancellors are assisted by two academic Deans and a Division Manager. The eight Research Institutes and 13 administrative units are each headed by a Director.