Executive

Executive

The Executive is the principal decision-making body for all significant matters of University strategy, management, administration and related policy. The Executive are bound by the Executive Group Charter. Individual Executive members are responsible for specific portfolios, as described in the Macquarie University organisation chart.

The Vice-Chancellor is responsible for:

  • Overseeing the strategic and operational aspects of the University
  • Representing the University externally
  • Building and maintaining internal cohesion within the University

The Vice-Chancellor is an ex officio member of the University Council and Academic Senate, and Chair of the University Executive.

The Vice-Chancellor is Professor S Bruce Dowton

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) is responsible for:

  • Overseeing the development and implementation of strategies aimed at improving research quality, capacity and capability across the University
  • Overseeing the development and implementation of strategies aimed at maximising research funding streams and collaborations
  • Overseeing the development and implementation of strategies aimed at increasing Higher Degree Research enrolment and completions
  • Identifying, exploring and promoting research as an integral part of the University's culture
  • Overseeing the development and implementation of policies and systems to promote and monitor the ethical conduct of research across the University
  • Building and managing relationships with internal and external research stakeholders
  • Managing, coaching and setting the direction for senior management teams within the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) portfolio

Portfolio areas:

  • Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research Integrity and Development)
  • Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research Performance and Innovation)
  • Research Office, Dean
  • Higher Degree Research Office
  • Animal Facilities
  • Enterprise Partnerships and Commercialisation
  • Research Office

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) is Professor Sakkie Pretorius.

The Chief Operating Officer is responsible for:

  • Managing the University's finances in alignment with strategy
  • Managing and preserving the University's property assets developing people capability to evolve and sustain the University for the future
  • Advancing the University's digital future
  • Overseeing risk identification, management and compliance
  • Managing government relations
  • Embedding sustainability into the practice, strategies and policies of the University

The Chief Operating Officer is Tim Beresford.

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) is responsible for:

  • Engaging with external regulatory and statutory authorities involved in the teaching/learning mission of the University.
  • Interfacing closely with the Academic Senate and all offices of the University involved in oversight of enhancing academic quality.
  • Interfacing closely with the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) who has carriage of the other core aspect of the University's academic focus.
  • Overseeing and planning the delivery of the University's undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programs.
  • Overseeing the development of a balanced academic staff profile for the University as well as the capabilities of the academy.
  • Developing and implementing strategies aimed at improving the quality of learning and teaching as well as capacity and capability.
  • Development and implementation of strategies aimed at increasing quality assurance in the delivery of teaching programs.
  • Development and implementation of strategies aimed at developing academic leadership capability and increasing academic staff engagement.
  • Review, implementation and management of academic policies, processes, structures and resources aimed at ensuring excellence in teaching, learning and scholarship.
  • Initiating, building and managing relationships and networks with key internal and external stakeholders and strategic academic partners.

The following areas fall within this portfolio:

  • Office of the Pro-Vice Chancellor Learning and Teaching (and direct reports)
  • Art Gallery
  • Indigenous Strategy
  • Macquarie University International College
  • Macquarie University City Campus
  • Sustainability
  • University Library
  • Widening Participation
  • 2SER Radio Station

The current Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) is Professor John Simons.

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students and Registrar) is responsible for:

  • Embedding a student-centric service culture across the student lifecycle, from admission through to graduation
  • Providing effective and accessible student support services, including disability, counselling and welfare services and student advocacy
  • Fostering an engaged and supportive University community through a vibrant calendar of student events and supporting over 170 student clubs and societies on campus
  • Providing governance and compliance services to the University, including secretariat support to the University Council and Academic Senate, student grievance and disciplinary management, policy development and implementation, and quality assurance.

Portfolio areas:

  • Office of the Deputy Registrar.
  • Campus Wellbeing and Support Services.
  • Campus Life.

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students and Registrar) is Deidre Anderson.

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Corporate Engagement and Advancement) is responsible for:

  • Identifying and developing strategic relationships with corporate partners, including those in the neighbouring Macquarie Park, home to major multinational companies, to support research and learning/teaching activities
  • Providing strategic direction to the Office of Advancement, ensuring that strong influential relationships are established and maintained among our alumni community, donors and supporters
  • Leading efforts to raise philanthropic income to support the University's priorities via major gifts, corporate sponsorship, annual funding, trusts and foundations, and planned giving
  • Overseeing the University's multichannel internal, domestic and international marketing, communications, undergraduate student recruitment and media relations strategies, ensuring university-wide integration and alignment with the University's strategic plan

Portfolio areas:

  • Office of Corporate Engagement
  • Office of Advancement
  • Office of Marketing and Communications

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Corporate Engagement and Advancement) is Professor David Wilkinson.

The Chief Financial Officer is responsible for:

  • Providing strategic financial management for the University and its controlled entities
  • Ensuring financial sustainability of the University
  • Providing central services for accounts payable and receivable, tax, systems and procedures, management and financial accounting, business modelling, budgeting and planning, and treasury

Portfolio areas:

  • Office of Financial Services
  • Finance

The Chief Financial Officer is John Gorman.

The Director of Human Resources is responsible for:

  • Talent management and succession planning
  • Building a high performance culture, including staff development and leadership capability
  • Staff engagement and culture
  • Employee attraction and retention strategies
  • Change management and workforce planning

Portfolio areas:

  • Client Relationships
  • Employee Relations
  • Equity and Diversity
  • HR Systems
  • Organisation and Staff Development
  • Payroll & Superannuation (Remuneration)
  • Strategic Resourcing and Talent Management

The Director of Human Resources is Nicole Gower.

The Executive Dean of Arts is responsible for:

  • Providing strategic and operational leadership to the faculty for all learning and teaching, and research activities
  • Planning and delivery of quality education provided to undergraduate and graduate students within the faculty
  • Increasing international student recruitment
  • Increasing ERA scores

Portfolio areas:

  • Faculty of Arts.

The Executive Dean of Arts is Professor Martina Möllering.

The Executive Dean for the Faculty of Business and Economics is responsible for:

  • Providing a quality-driven, research informed and contemporary business curriculum to students through excellence in teaching
  • Developing high quality and impactful research with an applied business focus
  • Developing capable and well-trained Higher Degree Research graduates and support the development of research-active academic staff
  • Engaging with professional, business and academic communities to inform teaching, learning and research
  • ​Attracting capable students who are well supported and contribute to society
  • Develop strategies to maximise research funding streams
  • Develop and increase learning and teaching quality, innovation and capability to deliver innovative and industry relevant courses

Portfolio areas:

  • Faculty of Business and Economics.
    • Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance
    • Department of Applied Finance and Actuarial Studies
    • Department of Economics
    • Department of Marketing and Management

The Interim Executive Dean for the Faculty of Business and Economics is Professor Kevin Jameson.

The Executive Dean of the Faculty of Human Sciences is responsible for:

  • Delivering high quality, innovative and socially relevant courses that attract capable students who are well supported to successfully complete and contribute to society
  • Supporting the delivery of continued improvement in research productivity in areas of research strength while also building new areas for the future
  • Increasing productive engagement with industry, government, the professions and community to enhance the University's profile as a place of innovation and service
  • Improving engagement with international partners to increase research, enhance student diversity and recruitment, and contribute to local and global development
  • Promoting a safe and sustainable student experience and staff workplace through effective and efficient services and management

Portfolio areas:

  • Faculty of Human Sciences.
  • Australian Hearing Hub (AHH).

The Executive Dean of the Faculty of Human Sciences is Professor Simon Handley

The Executive Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences is responsible for:

  • Overseeing a comprehensive strategy to integrate the learning and teaching, research and clinical practice of the University's academic health enterprise
  • Developing high quality undergraduate and postgraduate educational programs that result in an excellent student experience
  • Developing and overseeing strategies that result in impactful health and medical research
  • Collaborating with Macquarie University Hospital to develop and implement strategies that strengthen and support clinical leadership, quality of care and patient safety
  • Developing, implementing and managing enduring strategic local, national and international partnerships
  • Encouraging and supporting collaboration within the faculty and across the University
  • Participating as a full member of the University Executive

Portfolio areas:

  • Department of Health Professions.
  • Department of Biomedical Sciences.
  • Department of Clinical Medicine.
  • Department of Health Systems and Populations.
  • Australian Institute of Health Innovation.

The Executive Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences is Professor Patrick McNeil.

The Executive Dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineering is responsible for:

  • Developing and overseeing the implementation of strategies aimed at improving research performance and quality, capacity and capability within the faculty
  • Developing strategies aimed at maximizing research funding streams and collaborations
  • Increasing learning and teaching quality, innovation and capability
  • Developing and managing deep, productive and strategic local, national and international partnerships
  • Initiating, building and managing relationships with key stakeholders
  • Collaborating with members of the University Executive to develop the University's vision and overseeing the implementation of university-wide strategy.
  • Developing and overseeing strategies within the faculty to enhance the student experience across all aspects of the faculty's operations
  • Developing and overseeing the implementation of strategies aimed at increasing/ensuring efficiency of enabling services with due regard to the balance between central and devolved functions
  • Managing, coaching and setting the direction for the management team within the faculty

The Executive Dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineering is Barbara Messerle.

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