Executive Committee

The Executive is the senior management team of PARSA and is comprised of the President, Vice President, Equity Officer and Education Officer, and any other PRC members selected by the President. The Executive team members provide greater management and operational oversight of the financial, legal and strategic activity of the organisation and contribute to the decision-making of the organisation on an operational level.

President: Zyl Hovenga-Wauchope

E: parsa.president@anu.edu.au

Job Description


Degree: Master of Laws

Zyl is the President of PARSA for 2018 to 2019 and served as the Vice President of PARSA between 2017 and 2018, during which time he worked on governance and advocacy matters including constitutional review and accommodation issues for postgraduate students. Zyl served on the Board of ANU Sport from 2017 to present and in executive roles in Clubs and Societies at the ANU during 2016 and 2017, where he organised many community events and activities. In all of his roles, Zyl has advocated for the rights and wellbeing of postgraduate students and worked to promote an inclusive and vibrant community at the ANU.

Zyl completed a Graduate Certificate of Law at the ANU in 2016 and is currently studying a Master of Laws at the ANU, focusing on negotiation, contractual drafting, and the commercialisation of intellectual property. Zyl completed a Bachelor of Creative Arts majoring in music and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Musicology at the Australian Catholic University Melbourne in 2014 and 2015 respectively.

Outside of study, Zyl is a lifelong member of the World Scouting movement and has held leadership and mentoring roles leading international contingents of Scouts and supporting youth members locally. Zyl is a proud member of the artistic community as a musician, writer, and performer, and has performed in many theatrical and musical productions including performing in and directing the 2018 ANU Law Revue.

Zyl represents PARSA on the following committees:

  • ANU Council
  • Campus Planning Committee (as an observer)
  • ANU Finance Committee (as an observer)
  • Honorary Degrees Committee
  • Academic Board (as an observer)
  • Student Experience Committee
  • UniSafe Committee
  • Campus Development Advisory Committee
  • Student Associations Finances Committee
  • Board of Governors, University Endowment for Excellence
  • University House Board of Fellows
  • The ANU Sport and Recreation Association Council
  • Library Advisory Committee
  • University Naming Committee
  • Respectful Relationships Steering Committee
  • Project Control Group (Union Court)
  • Student Hub Workplace Design Group
  • Coursework Admissions and Awards Committee
  • ANU Masterplanning Committee
  • Kambri Committee
  • Respectful Relationships Student Working Group (Co-Chair)
  • Postgraduate Residences Committee (Co-Chair)


Vice-President: Utsav Gupta

E: parsa.vp@anu.edu.au

Job Description


Education Officer: Zoë Tulip

E: parsa.education@anu.edu.au

Job Description


Zoë represents PARSA on the following committees:

  • Academic Board
  • University Research Committee (as Observer)
  • Academic Quality Assurance Committee
  • Teaching and Learning Development Committee
  • ANU Appeals Committee
  • Vice-Chancellors Awards Committee
  • Beyond SELT Steering Committee
  • Student Survey Working Group
  • PARSA Education Committee (Chair)

Equity Officer: Bernardo Cielo II

E: parsa.equity@anu.edu.au

Job Description


Bernard represents PARSA on the following committees:

  • Mental Health Working Group
  • University Access and Equity Committee
  • ANU Ally Committee
  • Respectful Relationships Student Working Group
  • Postgraduate Residences Committee
  • PARSA Equity Committee (Chair)

Contact PARSA

PARSA Office
Level 2, Di Riddell Student Centre
Kambri Precinct
Australian National University
Canberra ACT 2601

Office Hours:

9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday (except public holidays)
Call Us: +61 (02) 6125 4187
Write to Us: parsa@anu.edu.au