Council Member Profiles
Council Member - Mr Robert Ryan
Mr Robert Ryan was appointed to the University Council by the NSW Minister for Education and Training in January 2010. Mr Ryan completed his Bachelor of Economics at the University of Sydney in 1984 and Master of Commercial Law at Macquarie University in 1996. He holds the following professional qualifications:
• Associate of the Institute of Company Directors
• Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants
• Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries
• Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia
Robert Ryan is currently the Chief Executive of IMB Ltd, a Wollongong based mutual bank with branches throughout the Illawarra, South Coast, Southern Highlands, Sydney and the ACT. Prior to his appointment as CEO, he held the positions of Deputy Chief Executive, Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of IMB. Mr Ryan is a director of IMB Financial Planning Limited, Australian Settlements Limited, the Illawarra Regional Information Service Ltd and The Flagstaff Group. Prior to joining IMB, Mr Ryan held the positions of Managing Director, Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary at Australian Resources Limited.
Mr Ryan has extensive experience in finance and management at senior executive and Board level, has been involved in the formulation and implementation of strategic business plans and financial restructuring, staff management and development, treasury funding and risk management, as well as evaluation of acquisitions and divestments.
At the August 2017 Council meeting, the University Council elected Robert to the position of Deputy Chancellor for a two year term commencing 1 January 2018.
Robert resides in the Sutherland Shire and is married with 3 children, who has just completed their dual degree at the University of Wollongong.
The 2018 Schedule of Committee Meetings is currently under development. All approved and tentative dates advised to Governance have been updated on this schedule.
Please send any additions or changes to Governance.
This schedule includes meeting details for University Council and Council Committees, Academic Senate and its committees, as well as Faculty and other University Committees.
The 2017 Schedule of Committee Meetings is currently up to date. Any additions or changes should be sent to Governance.