Executive leadership

Members of the Executive Committee

Providing advice to the Vice-Chancellor on matters of strategic and operational significance, the primary role of the Executive Committee is to define and focus the strategic direction of the University in line with the Strategic Plan, and prioritise operational decisions according to this framework.

Professor Alex Zelinsky AO

Vice-Chancellor and President (Chair)

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Professor Mark Hoffman

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and Vice-President

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Professor Kent Anderson

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global)

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Professor Elizabeth Sullivan

Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation)

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Mr David Toll

Chief Operating Officer

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Ms Paula Johnston

Chief Financial Officer

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Mr Martin Sainsbury

Chief People and Culture Officer

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Professor Lee Smith

Pro Vice-Chancellor, College of Engineering, Science and Environment

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Professor John Fischetti

Pro Vice-Chancellor, College of Human and Social Futures

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Professor Zee Upton

Pro Vice-Chancellor, College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing

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Mr Nathan Towney

Pro Vice-Chancellor, Indigenous Strategy and Leadership

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Professor Tony Travaglione

Pro Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer (Newcastle Australia IHE)

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Professor Michael Bowyer

Interim Executive Dean (Central Coast)

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