Leadership and governance

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Governance arrangements for the NSC include an NSC Advisory Board and an NSC Head.

The NSC Head is responsible directly to the NSC’s Advisory Board through the Vice-Chancellor for the NSC’s overall strategy and programs (including Executive and Professional Development programs and additional matters such as policy engagement).

As an academic unit, the NSC is within the Crawford School of Public Policy and its Head reports to the Director of the Crawford School in relation specifically to academic programs and associated administration.

The NSC Advisory Board provides advisory guidance and strategic oversight, but does not have an ongoing day-to-day management or administrative role. It is presently limited to 12 members, including at least four ANU representatives and five Commonwealth representatives.

The Chair of the Advisory Board rotates between the nominee of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (current) and the Vice-Chancellor of ANU approximately every two years.

Please visit the College Board web page to see its current membership.

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Updated:  28 November 2021/Responsible Officer:  Head of College, National Security College/Page Contact:  Web administrator