How GSA is governed

GSA is governed by a Council of 15 graduate students, elected annually by the graduate student body.

The role of Council is to determine GSA’s position on issues affecting graduate students across University, government and community levels, and to make strategic decisions about how GSA operates and spends its funding.

Several members of GSA Council are also Office Bearers. This means they look after the needs of particular groups of students, such as LGBTIQ+ students, women students and students with families.

GSA holds elections annually. Any enrolled graduate student at the University of Melbourne is eligible to nominate (stand) and vote in GSA elections.

Learn more about Council

Meet your current Council


Vice President

General Secretary

Activities Officer

Matthew Harper-Gomm

Women's Officer

Catherine Allingham

International Officer

Health and Welfare Officer

Ruby Gardner-Russell

Education & Research Officer

LGBTIQ Officer

Isadora Reynolds


Stefan Joksic


Lia Fernanda Grimmer Perez


William Kabira


Lynton Gunn

Families Officer