Council of Burgmann College


The Council of Burgmann College was incorporated in August 1966.

Burgmann Council consists of the following members:

  • Twelve Councillors chosen from among the participating churches;
  • Two Councillors appointed by the Vice-Chancellor of the University;
  • The Principal of the College (ex officio);
  • The Deputy Principal of the College (ex officio);
  • Three Councillors elected from the academic staff of the College by the academic and executive staff of the College, each of whom must be a resident member of the College;
  • Four Councillors chosen by and from Convocation, at least two of whom must be former residents of the College;
  • The President of the Burgmann Residents Association (ex officio);
  • Five Councillors (not being members of the academic and executive staff of the College), elected, in a manner approved by Burgmann Council, by the resident members of the College (including the academic and executive staff of the College) from among their number, provided that at least one of these Councillors shall be resident in the postgraduate facilities and at least one of these Councillors shall be resident elsewhere in the College;
  • Five additional persons elected by Burgmann Council.

The Burgmann Council meets twice a year in March (annual general meeting) and September (annual electoral meeting).

Council Membership

Anglican Church of Australia        Mr Greg Mills (Chairman)
Anglican Church of Australia        Ms Lynne Duckham OAM
Anglican Church of Australia        Mr Bruce Glendinning
Uniting Church in Australia           Prof Campbell Macknight
Uniting Church in Australia           Prof Tom Faunce
Uniting Church in Australia           Rev Elizabeth Richardson
Baptist Union                                Mr Bruce Edgerton
Baptist Union                                Mr David Griffin
Churches of Christ                        Dr Les Davies
Churches of Christ                        Rev Ken Perrin
Australian National University       Dr Rebecca Tan
Australian National University       Dr Tania Willis
Ex officio                                       Ms Sally Renouf (Principal)
Ex officio                                       Ms Amelia Zaraftis (Deputy Principal)
Ex officio                                       Mr Ben McCarthy (BRA President)
Academic Reps                            Mr Joel Shnaider
Academic Reps                            Ms Will Crammond
Academic Reps                            Ms Henry Delves
Convocation                                 Mr Robin Brown (Secretary)
Convocation                                 Ms Robyn Byrne
Convocation                                 Mr Maclaren Wall (Alumni President)
Convocation                                 Mr Michael Wright
Elected by Council                       Ms Betty Ferguson (Treasurer)
Elected by Council                       Dr James Popple
Elected by Council                       Vacant
Elected by Council                       Mr Philip Clarke
Elected by Council                       Mr Christopher Naughton
Resident (Undergrad)                  Mr Sam Hurford
Resident (Undergrad)                  Mr Cameron Allan
Resident (Undergrad)                  Ms Freya Willis
Resident (Undergrad)                  Mr Alex McKenzie
Resident (Postgrad)                     Ms Bethany Ellis