The North-West Advisory Board was established in 1996 to provide advice to the University about the higher education needs of the north-west community. The terms of reference for the Board are:
- To provide advice to the Vice-Chancellor about the provision of higher education programs in the North-West of Tasmania.
- To provide advice to the University in the development of its North-West Strategic Plan with regard to the development of long term strategies for raising the higher education participation rate in the region.
- To facilitate input and support for the University's courses and other activities in the region from the North-West community, including business, industry and local government groups.
Current members of the North-West Advisory board include:
|Prof Peter Rathjen||Vice Chancellor, University of Tasmania|
|Prof Mike Calford||Provost, University of Tasmania|
|Prof David Adams||Pro Vice-Chancellor, Community, Partnerships and Regional Development, University of Tasmania|
|Prof Janelle Allison||Principal, Associate Degrees, University of Tasmania|
|Lee Whiteley||Managing Director, Southern Prospect|
|Lara Hendriks||Regional Manager North West Region, Department of State Growth|
|Sue Chen||Former Principal Marist College, University Council|
|Sarah Jones||Facilitator (Tasmania), AusIndustry – Entrepreneur Development|
|Vince De Santis||Managing Director, Elphinstone Group|
|Alderman Ron Blake OAM||Burnie City Council|
|Brett Smith||Chief Executive Officer, Cradle Coast Authority|