Leadership at UON

Vice-Chancellor and Chancellor sign CharterThe University of Newcastle is recognised as a world-class university with current rankings placing us in the top three per cent of universities world-wide. This is a remarkable achievement for a university that is only 50 years old.

Under the governance and strategic leadership of our Chancellor Mr Paul Jeans and Vice-Chancellor Professor Caroline McMillen, supported by the Council and Executive Committee, the UON workforce of academic and professional staff are working toward the realisation of our 2025 vision.


UON stands as a global leader distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence and to creating a better future for its regions through a focus on innovation and impact.

2025 Vision, NeW Futures Strategic Plan 2016-25

At UON, we value leadership at all levels. Leaders understand the environment in which we operate, they think big and they act strategically. Most importantly, they envision success for themselves, those around them and for UON as a whole. At UON we encourage and support our emerging leaders to acquire, develop and practice their leadership skills - making a valuable investment in their own development and the University's future.


What makes a UON leader?

Leadership capabilities