Warwick Shanks OAM

Deputy Chancellor

Appointed by the New South Wales Minister of Education.

Term expires 31 December 2025.

At the October 2021 Council meeting, the University Council elected Warwick Shanks OAM to the position of Deputy Chancellor. 

Warwick is an Audit and Assurance Partner in KPMG’s Enterprise division, with over 30 years’ experience in external audit, internal audit, risk management and corporate governance.  He is based in KPMG’s Greater Western Sydney office in Parramatta, although he retains many clients in the Illawarra region having been a Partner in KPMG’s Wollongong office for more than 20 years, the last seven as Managing Partner of the office. 

He holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 

Warwick has had a long association with the University and was on many committees prior to joining Council, including being Chair of the Advisory Board of the previous Faculty of Commerce. 

As well as his work with the University, Warwick contributes to the Illawarra business community as Chairman of the Illawarra Committee of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and he oversees the judging of the Illawarra Business Awards.  He was previously the Deputy Chairman of RDA Illawarra and has been on many economic development committees for the region. 

He is also Director of the Illawarra Performing Arts Centre Limited (Merrigong Theatre Company) and So They Can, a charity supporting Education activities in Kenya and Tanzania.

Support staff contact:

Jou-An Chen
Senior Executive Assistant and Governance and Policy Coordinator
Ph: +61 2 4239 3218 
email: jouan_chen@uow.edu.au


Governance and Policy Division
Building 22
University of Wollongong
NSW, 2522, Australia

University Council Member