The ANU Union

About the Union

Brief History of the Union

The Union was set up in 1965 to provide a meeting place for students, graduates and staff. The Union evolved from the Student’s Association. It concentrated on small scale activities such as debates, films, music, food and even art exhibitions. In 1965 the Union was established in the Pauline Griffin Building and in 1973 it moved to the former Union Building in Union Court (building 20). The Union was incorporated in 2009.

Prior to the Kambri development The Union was the hub for a majority of the food, beverage services and entertainment on the ANU campus. Due to the redevelopment of Union Court, the Union vacated its premises in August 2017. In March of 2019, the Union reopened in a new location at 3 Rimmer Street, ANU.

The Union Board

The Union Board is the governing body of the ANU Union.  It is responsible for keeping the management of the ANU Union accountable, ensuring fiscal stability and guiding the Union’s strategic direction.  The Board conducts these functions through regular Board meetings and through liaison with the General Manager.  The Board is made up of nine Directors: six undergraduates, one post graduate, and two university representatives.

Board of Directors 2019/2020

Francis Claessens – Chair

(Elected on the 6th of March 2018) 

Nathalie Rosales-Cheng – Deputy Chair

(Elected 22nd March 2019)

Hugo Reitano – Director                                                                         

Appointed on the 29th of May 2019

Abby Flynn – Director

(Elected 22nd March 2019)

Zoe Ranganathan – Director

(Elected 22nd March 2019)

Jane Boyer – Director

(Elected 22nd March 2019)

Jonathan Klug – Director

Appointed on the 26th of June 2019

Madeleine Lezon – ANUSA representative

Suranga Abeygunasekara – Public Officer and General Manager