Governance and Risk's primary purpose is to provide strategic direction, leadership and management to:

  1. enable effective and efficient governance, risk management, compliance and assurance across the University; and
  2. add day-to-day operational value via efficient delivery of important services to our customers.

We are responsible for the development and management of the University’s strategies, policies and frameworks for the functions and services within our portfolio, enabling and ensuring their adoption, and providing assurance on their effectiveness and efficiency. We are part of the Chief Operating Officer's portfolio. 

We comprise the following functions and services:

  1. Enterprise Governance
  2. Enterprise Risk
  3. Insurance Services
  4. Enterprise Compliance 
  5. Procurement
  6. Internal Audit
  7. Travel Management

Goals and operating principles

Our Priority - Promoting and protecting UQ’s best interests.

Our Clients - We consult, we listen and we enable our clients to achieve their objectives.

Our Staff - Trustworthy, empowered, judicious and respected professionals delivering value.

Our Culture - Performance-based, solution-focussed, responsive, supportive and respectful. 

Our Outputs - Strategically and operationally relevant, value adding and cost-effective.

Our Assurance - Objective and insightful.

Our Quality - Striving for excellence and efficiency in the delivery of our services.