Strategic leadership and operational management

Our Portfolios and Offices enable the University to adapt and innovate, undertake principal research, and advance our educational offerings.

Macquarie University comprises an intricate network of dedicated and talented academics, researchers and professionals. Through the combined work of our Portfolios and Offices, Macquarie University is enabled to operate as one organisation.


Professor S. Bruce Dowton

The Vice-Chancellor has overall responsibility for academic, research, administrative, financial, and development strategies.

The Office of Advancement is responsible for University philanthropy, including wills and bequests, in memory giving, community fundraising, crowdfunding, and student and staff donations.

Contact Advancement

Office of Advancement
Level 2, 16 University Avenue
Macquarie University NSW 2109

T: +61 (2) 9850 1324 or +61 (2) 9850 4278

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)

Professor Sakkie Pretorius

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) is responsible for the development and strategic enhancement of the University’s research, research training, and innovation profile as well as the creation, support and advancement of local, national and international research collaborations and partnerships.

The Office of Pro Vice-Chancellor (Graduate Research) is responsible for the management and administration of candidature and scholarships for domestic and international candidates.

Contact Graduate Research

Office of Graduate Research
Level 2, 16 Wally’s Walk
Macquarie University NSW 2109

T: +61 (2) 9850 4741

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The Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Innovation) provides strategic leadership on all matters relating to research and development, research innovation, translation and commercialisation.

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Corporate Engagement

The Office of Corporate Engagement is responsible for facilitating partnerships and engagement between businesses and organisations and the University.

Contact Corporate Engagement

Office of Corporate Engagement
Level 2, 16 University Avenue
Macquarie University NSW 2109

T: +61 (2) 9850 1323

Incubation and Entrepreneurship

The Incubation and Entrepreneurship Office is responsible for connecting startups with our researchers to develop new, globally competitive products and services.

Contact the Incubator

Macquarie University Incubator
8 Hadenfeld Avenue
Macquarie University NSW 2109

T: +61 (2) 9850 6397

The Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Integrity and Development) contributes to strategic development and oversight to improve researcher development and research integrity across the University.

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The Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Performance) supports the University’s vision for an accelerating and impactful performance in discovery. It also provides strategic leadership to improve our research fitness and adaptability in a challenging and changing environment.

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Research Services work in partnership with colleagues across the University’s research ecosystem to deliver research support services for pre award, post award and reporting, research ethics and integrity, and research policy, contracts, compliance and biosafety.

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Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)

Professor Rorden Wilkinson

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) is the chief academic officer of the University and is a member of the University Executive with overall responsibility for the planning, quality and delivery of education provided to Macquarie’s undergraduate and graduate students.

The Office of Dean of Students leads the development of the student experience and sense of community across the university, both on campus and digitally. The Office leads the University’s work on student: engagement, inclusion and belonging; safety; wellbeing; conduct and provides support to student groups and the Student Representative Council.

Contact the Office

Dean of Students
18 Wally's Walk
Macquarie University
Wallumattagal Campus


The Executive Director, Strategy and Operations in the Office of the DVC Academic has responsibility for institutional education strategy, monitoring of student performance, academic quality and standards and student compliance.

Contact the Office

Office of the DVC Academic
The Chancellery
Level 1, 19 Eastern Road
Macquarie University NSW 2109


The Office of the PVCE is instrumental in the operationalisation of educational strategies, programs and services that support the overall University mission. The Office leads on academic excellence, student access and success, graduate futures, and is home to Macquarie University College.

Contact the Office

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education)
The Chancellery
Level 1, 19 Eastern Road
Macquarie University NSW 2109

T: +61 (2) 9850 4795

The Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous) is responsible for a whole of university approach to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander success. The Office includes Walanga Muru which supports the success of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Contact the Office

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous)
The Chancellery
Level 1, 19 Eastern Road
Macquarie University NSW 2109


Contact Walanga Muru

Walanga Muru
Level 3, 6 First Walk
Macquarie University NSW 2109

T: +61 (2) 9850 4209

The University Library holds a wealth of books, articles, unit readings and more. Our MultiSearch discovery platform makes it easy to find what you’re looking for.

Contact the Library

Macquarie University Library
16 Macquarie Walk
Macquarie University NSW 2109

T: 1800 300 753 or +61 (2) 9850 7500

The Macquarie University Art Gallery offers regular, changing exhibition programs to engage audiences from all walks of life.

Contact the Art Gallery

Macquarie University Art Gallery
The Chancellery, 19 Eastern Road
Macquarie University NSW 2109

T: +61 (2) 9850 7437

Vice-President, Professional Services

Nicole Gower

The Vice-President, Professional Services, has executive responsibility for people and culture, information technology, marketing and communications, global and domestic student recruitment, and the provision of shared services.

Future Students is responsible for domestic and international student recruitment into sub-bachelor, undergraduate and postgraduate programs aligned with the University-wide strategic framework. We work across all aspects of the recruitment cycle to support the decision-making process.

Contact Future Students

T: +61 (2) 9850 6767

Group Marketing is responsible for developing and coordinating end-to-end marketing solutions that drive our University’s success.

Our Group Marketing team also includes Communications and Events and Protocol teams.

Learn more about Group Marketing

Human Resources is responsible for University-wide people and culture strategies and provision of advice and solutions for managers and staff on a range of HR matters. This includes recruitment and induction, workforce planning, succession planning, change management, organisational and leadership development, staff engagement, diversity and inclusion strategies, performance management, industrial relations and compensation.

Contact Human Resources

Information Technology is responsible for the design, deployment and management of information and communication technologies in support of University's operations, and the delivery of the University's digital strategy and roadmap.

Contact Information Technology:

IT Service Desk
Ground floor, 18 Wally’s Walk
Macquarie University NSW 2109

T: +61 (2) 9850 4357 (HELP) or 1800 674 357 (1800 MQ HELP)

Service Connect is our shared services function bringing together Scholarships and Admissions, Student Services, Enabling Services and Finance, HR and IT shared services to provide a single-entry service point and seamless customer service to our students and staff.

Contact Shared Services

Executive Director Office

T:  +61 (2) 9850 9449

Vice-President, Finance and Resources

Robin Payne

The Vice-President, Finance and Resources is responsible for the financial management and operations of the University. Portfolio responsibility includes statutory and management reporting and systems, financial accounting, budgeting, treasury, procurement and accounts payable, assets, revenue, and tax. The Vice-President, Finance and Resources is a member of the University Executive.

Finance is responsible for deploying standardised processes and efficient systems to deliver consistent, high-quality finance and finance administrative services to the Macquarie University community.

Group Risk is responsible for the University’s Insurance Program, including the proactive management and mitigation of known insurable risk events and the purchase of insurance policies.

Contact Group Risk


Macquarie University Property provides a wide range of key building, infrastructure, development, investment and asset management services across the North Ryde and City campuses.

Contact Property

T: +61 (2) 9850 7145

Strategic Procurement is responsible for the ideation, creation, delivery and continuous improvement of procurement-related policies and frameworks supporting the University’s strategic objectives.

Contact Strategic Procurement

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Campus Life (U@MQ) supports various non-academic experiences for students and staff on campus, including our childcare centres, Sport and Aquatic Centre, and food and beverage outlets.

Contact Campus Life

Campus Hub Building, Level 0
Macquarie University NSW 2109

T: +61 (2) 9850 7610

Vice-President, Strategy, Planning and Performance

Jonathan Wylie

The Vice-President, Strategy, Planning & Performance has executive responsibility for the development and execution of University strategy, for cross-institutional planning and for oversight of organisational level performance. The role supports the Vice-Chancellor, Executive Group and University Council in ensuring the long-term sustainability and strategic direction of the University and its subsidiaries.

Business Intelligence and Reporting leverages a central source of truth and systems of record to create unbiased analysis and actionable insights across various delivery methods for faculty, research and operational units.

Contact Business Intelligence and Reporting

Australian Hearing Hub
Level 5, 16 University Avenue
Macquarie University NSW 2109


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General Counsel

Carol Kirby

The General Counsel’s Office is responsible for providing legal services to the University, including providing legal advice to the Council, the Chancellor, the Vice-Chancellor, senior executives and other officers of the University. The Office also coordinates any external legal services provided to the University. They do not provide advice to students or personal advice to staff.

Learn more about the Office of the General Counsel.

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