The College is constituted under an Act of the NSW Parliament, Women’s College Act 1902. Its governing body, the Women’s College Council, is responsible for overall management of the College. It consists of ten elected councillors, a treasurer, and four ex-officio councillors.
The Council has three committees: Building & Development, Finance and Governance.
View the College By-Laws.
Chair of Council
Ms Samantha Gavel
NSW Privacy Commissioner. Member of College 1982-84.
Deputy Chair of Council
Dr Sally Auld
BEc (Hons) MEc PhD
Managing Director and Head, Australian/New Zealand Fixed Income and FX Strategy, J.P. Morgan. Member of College 1990-93.
Treasurer of Council
Ms Justine Beaumont
Barrister, Nigel Bowen Chambers. Member of College 1986-88.
Dr Jennifer Davidson
Emergency Physician, Director of Emergency Medicine Training, Liverpool Hospital; Conjoint Senior Lecturer, University of NSW. Member of College 1990-92.
Mr Hugh Donaldson
Director, Donaldson Burston Pty Ltd
Ms Honor McFadyen
Managing Director, Institutional Client Group, Deutsche Bank Australia. Member of College 1983.
Ms Judy Mills
BA LLB GradDip LegalPractice GAIDC
Member of College 1984.
Ms Jane Oakeshott
BA LLB DipEd
Precinct Manager (Health), Campus Infrastructure & Services, University of Sydney. Member of College 1979-83, Senior Student 1983.
Ms Alexandra Shehadie
BA LLB MPubAdmin
Director of Projects, Elizabeth Broderick & Co.
Ms Sue Weston PSM
BSc GradDip Accounting GAICD FCPA CA
CEO Comcare. Member of College 1980-82.
Mr Peter Wilson
BCom (Hons) LLB
Advisor to College Council.
Dr Amanda Bell AM
BA DipEd PhD FACE FAIM FAICD
Principal of The Women’s College.
Prof Marian Baird AO
BEc (Hons) DipEd PhD
University of Sydney Pro-Chancellor.