The Guild Council

Find student representation by students, for students

The Guild Council is run by our diverse group of council members to ensure all Murdoch students have a voice! Council members sit on university boards, panels, committees, groups and working parties.

Our council members are elected by the student body every year to represent students to the university and ensure that students are at the forefront of university decision-making.

Got a question or concern? Keep scrolling to see who’s on Council this year and how to contact them.

The Guild Elections

Elections are held in second semester each year. Find out more on Murdoch University’s website.

Guild Executives

President - Heidee Austic

Heidee is our 47th and 48th Guild President and represents the student body both within the University and to external organisations.

Email: president@murdochguildcouncil.com.au

Education Vice President - Tshering Gyeltshen

The Education Vice President is the spokesperson on education issues, assists the Guild President and coordinates the work of student representatives.

Email: evp@murdochguildcouncil.com.au

General Secretary - Haris Bin Rehan

Haris ensures that the Guild Council is run properly.

Email: gensec@murdochguildcouncil.com.au

Representatives

Murdoch University Postgraduate Student (MUPSA) President - Tshering Tshering

Email: mupsa@murdochguildcouncil.com.au

Murdoch University Postagraduate Student Association (MUPSA) Vice President - Avnish Kumar

Email: mupsa@murdochguildcouncil.com.au

Murdoch International Student Association (MISA) President - Rayyan Chowdhury

Email: misa.president@murdochguildcouncil.com.au

External Representative - Jess Murphy

Email: external@murdochguildcouncil.com.au

Women's Representative - Daisy Bond

Email: women@murdochguildcouncil.com.au

Sustainability Representative -

Email: sustainability@murdochguildcouncil.com.au

Disability Representative - Keiran Leeson

Email: disability@murdochguildcouncil.com.au

Ordinary Guild Councillors

Redwan Hossain, Arif Julainie, Mohammed Habib, Sharenii John Baranedran and Marcel Lee.

Positions for Mandurah Representative, Indigenous Representative and Queer Representative are still open. If you are interested in being part of council or want to find out more, contact Harish at gensec@murdochguild.com.au for more information.

See our list of past Guild Presidents

  • 1977 Mark Ames
  • 1978 John Patterson
  • 1979 Des Fleay
  • 1980 Gordon Aplin
  • 1981 Veronica Cook
  • 1982 Mandy Gillet
  • 1983 Michael Jesser
  • 1984 Bonita Mason
  • 1985 Lila Carlton-Doney
  • 1986 Graham Giffard
  • 1987 Jacky Easter / Kurt Rogers
  • 1988 Ken Thomas
  • 1989 Paul Stevenage
  • 1990 Anthony Iheakanwa
  • 1991 Justin O’Malley
  • 1992 Andy Fitzgerald
  • 1993 Anita Gardner
  • 1994 Adam Bandt
  • 1995 Alison Humphrey
  • 1996 Kelly Shay
  • 1997 Charles Noonan
  • 1998 Paula Langley
  • 1999 Phil Harrold
  • 2000 Alison Xamon
  • 2001 Alisha Ryans-Taylor
  • 2002 Alisha Ryans-Taylor
  • 2003 Mal Bradley
  • 2004 Mal Bradley
  • 2005 Barbara Whelan
  • 2006 Gerry Georgatos
  • 2007 Reece Harley
  • 2008 Clare Middlemas
  • 2009 Basha Stasak
  • 2010 Brendan Stewart / Brodie Lewis
  • 2011 Brodie Lewis
  • 2012 Bec Thompson
  • 2013 Bec Thompson
  • 2014 Roland Belford
  • 2015 Raeesah Khan
  • 2016 Guy McDonald
  • 2017 Louis Williams
  • 2018 Rukomborero Mashumba
  • 2019 Rukomborero Mashumba
  • 2020 Jethro Schoeman
  • 2021 David Ugrinov
  • 2022 David Ugrinov
  • 2023 Heidee Austic

See our list of past Education Vice Presidents

  • 2014 Katherine O’Brien
  • 2015 Roland Belford
  • 2016 Brodie Skalko
  • 2017 Julian Hasleby
  • 2018 Jethro Schoeman
  • 2019 Jethro Schoeman
  • 2020 Chewe Chisanga
  • 2021 Chewe Chisanga
  • 2022 Shaanan Suthesh
  • 2023 Kevin Kurian
  • 2023 Jaztine Cusi

See our list of past General Secretaries

  • 2014 Raeesah Khan
  • 2015 Guy Mcdonald
  • 2016 Andy Hunter
  • 2017 Carmel Hooshmand
  • 2018 Loic Munso
  • 2019 Loic Munso
  • 2020 Kombo Mashumba
  • 2021 Shaanan Suthesh
  • 2022 Chewe Chisanga
  • 2023 Christopher Nonis

Click here and head to Murdoch University’s Regulations webpage to view Guild Council and Election Regulations.