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 to ensure that your voice is heard.

The council is made of students elected to be your Guild Executives, Association Presidents, Representatives and Guild Councillors. They are elected by the student body every year to represent student voice 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 - David Ugrinov

David is our 46th Guild President and represents the student body both within the University and to external organisations.

Email: president@murdochguildcouncil.com.au

Education Vice President - Shaanan Suthesh

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

Email: evp@murdochguildcouncil.com.au

General Secretary - Chewe Chisanga

Ensures the proper running of Guild Committees.

Email: gensec@murdochguildcouncil.com.au

Representatives

Indigenous - Allira Scott

Email: indigenous@murdochguildcouncil.com.au

Queer - Luke Morgan

Email: queer@murdochguildcouncil.com.au

Disability - Devin Grimm-Kos

Email: disability@murdochguildcouncil.com.au

Women - Vishwa Hewage

Email: women@murdochguildcouncil.com.au

External - James Bidstrup

Email: external@murdochguildcouncil.com.au

Sustainability - Zoe Brennan

Email: sustainability@murdochguildcouncil.com.au

Ordinary Guild Councillors

Kevin Kurian, Christopher Nonis, Ryan Garvey, Andre Hoogenboezem, Minh Hoang and Jaztine Cusi

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

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

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