Nominations, Remuneration and People Committee

Role and responsibilities of the Nominations, Remuneration and People Committee


*Membership of the Nominations, Remuneration and People Committee is limited to external members of Council i.e. not a current RMIT staff member or student.

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Role / Terms of Reference


1. To recommend candidates for Council vacancies to Council or to the Minister for Higher Education and Skills as appropriate to ensure the Council has an effective balance of relevant skills, experience and knowledge.

2. To recommend to Council membership of Council Committees and the boards of controlled entities to ensure they have an effective balance of relevant skills, experience and knowledge.

3. To recommend to Council a person to be appointed or re-appointed as Chancellor and Deputy Chancellor.

4. To approve candidates for honorary degrees and medals.

People Strategy

5. To monitor progress and execution of the University People Strategy, particularly with respect to the critical imperatives and organisational outcomes;

  • Developing leadership excellence and capability
  • Attracting and retaining the best staff;
  • Supporting professional growth and outstanding careers;
  • Defining and lifting performance; and
  •  Staff and student engagement, culture and values.

6. To review and monitor talent and succession planning for key senior positions within the University, and the plans relating to talent, development and retention.

7. To review and monitor achievement of University Scorecard objectives as it relates to diversity and inclusion strategies and outcomes.

8. To review and monitor the University Collective Agreement negotiations.

9. Monitor the Health, Safety and Wellbeing strategy and execution for all staff, customers and students.

Remuneration and Performance

10. To assess, monitor and review the Vice-Chancellor’s performance and key performance indicators and determine the remuneration of the President and Vice-Chancellor.

11. To monitor and review the University’s remuneration and incentive policies, practices and performance indicators are aligned to the Universities vision, values and overall business objectives.

12. Approve the remuneration policy and structure for senior management and monitor the application of such policy by the President and Vice-Chancellor. 

13. To review and approve the Total Fixed Remuneration, performance assessment and bonuses recommended by the Vice-Chancellor for the direct report senior executives.

14. Participate in, and endorse the appointment, re-appointment and termination of positions reporting directly to the Vice-Chancellor.

15. Approve and monitor the achievement of the University’s objectives through regular discussion and monitoring of key University Scorecard metrics.

16. To review and make recommendations to Council about Council member remuneration.

In addition, the Committee will consider any appropriate matters referred to it by Council or the Vice-Chancellor.

In discharging their responsibilities, the committee members have a duty to act in the best interests of the University’s as a whole, irrespective of personal, professional, commercial or other interests, loyalties or affiliations.

Committee Administration

There shall be an agenda and minutes for all meetings and the Secretary (who shall not be a Committee member) shall record the proceedings of the meeting and distribute Chair approved minutes within 10 days of the meeting.

The Committee shall review its own performance on an annual basis and refer findings and actions arising from the review process to Council.

The Terms of Reference for the Committee shall be reviewed on an annual basis and any amendments recommended to Council for approval.


To Council after each meeting.


Quorum is a majority of members. The Chair holds an additional ‘casting’ vote if there is a tie in the vote.

Frequency of meetings

Five times a year or more as required.

List of sub-committees



University Secretariat.


Ms Nicole Knight
Senior Governance Officer
Phone: 03 9225 2008

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