CAUL Board

Topics CAUL Business

Jill BennCarmel O'SullivanBob GerrityConstance Wiebrands

Catherine ClarkMark Sutherland

Photos (left to right from top left hand corner): Jill Benn, Carmel O'Sullivan, Bob Gerrity, Constance Wiebrands, Catherine Clark, Gwenda Thomas, Fiona Salisbury, Mark Sutherland

Board Membership

The Board consists of four (4) Directors elected from amoung the full members of CAUL and three (3) Directors appointed by the Board for their skills and experience (not required to be a member of CAUL). Elections are held each year for at least two members of the Board. Terms of Directors are for two years, for a maximum of three consecutive terms.


Director type


Current term ending

Current role

Jill Benn



Sep 30 2021

Chair of the Board / Chair of CAUL

Carmel O'Sullivan Appointed 2018 Sep 30 2020 Deputy Chair

Robert Gerrity



Sep 30 2021

Director of CAUL's Content Procurement Services

Constance Wiebrands



Sep 30 2020

Chair of the Finance Risk and Audit Committee

Catherine Clark Appointed 2018 Sep 30 2020 Program Director for Advancing Open Scholarship 

Gwenda Thomas



Sep 30 2021

Program Director for Inspiring Sustainability

Fiona Salisbury



Jan 24 2022

Program Director for Enabling a Modern Curriculum

Executive Director: Mark Sutherland

Changes to Board Membership

In 2019 the Officer Roles of Chair, Deputy Chair, Chair of the Finance Risk and Audit Committee and Program Director(s) were separated from the elected and appointed positions of Director of the Board. The role of President was changed to Chair when CAUL incorporated in 2019.


Executive Director at CAUL
University Librarian at Edith Cowan University
Sep 2016-2020, Treasurer
University Librarian at University of Western Australia
Director Library Services at University of Southern Queensland
Feb 2018-2020
University Librarian at La Trobe University
University Librarian at Curtin University
Oct 2018-2020
Director, Scholarly Services (University Librarian) at University of Melbourne
Oct 2019 - Sep 2021
University Librarian at Monash University
Sep 2017-2019


20 February 2019

On the 18th February 2019 CAUL officially became an incorporated association in the ACT, under the Associations Incorporation Act 1991.

29 November 2018

CAUL and the AOASG have released a joint statement about the importance of Open Scholarship. The statement responds to recommendations in the Australian Government Funding Arrangements for non-NHMRC Research report released by the Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training in November 2018.

Author Mark Sutherland
Last modified 2 July 2020