CAUL Board

Topics CAUL Business

Jill BennCarmel O'SullivanBob Gerrity

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 among 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 as terms end. Terms of Directors are for two years, for a maximum of three consecutive terms (maximum of six consecutive years). A Director of the Board may hold an officer role for a maximum of four consecutive years. Board members have access to a comprehensive Board Manual and a repository of Corporate Documents.

There are three ongoing officer roles to which Directors of the Board may be assigned by the Board: Chair, Deputy Chair and Chair of the Finance, Risk & Audit Committee. A fourth ongoing officer role is that of Chair of the Content Procurement Committee which is equivalent to a program director role. Program director roles may be assigned as needed to lead the implementation of strategy. The Executive Director is an ex officio member of the Board. 


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 2022 Deputy Chair

Robert Gerrity



Sep 30 2021

Chair of the Content Procurement Committee

Constance Wiebrands



Sep 30 2022

Chair of the Finance Risk and Audit Committee

Catherine Clark Appointed 2018 Sep 30 2022 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 (ex officio): Mark Sutherland (July 2019 - )


University Librarian at Monash University
Sep 2017-2019
Executive Director at CAUL
University Librarian at Edith Cowan University
Sep 2016-2020, Treasurer
University Librarian at University of Western Australia
Executive Assistant at University of Western Australia
Project Lead, Integrated Services Model 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
Author Mark Sutherland
Last modified 22 September 2020