Leadership and governance
As Deakin continues to move into a bold and exciting future, sound leadership and governance ensure we meet and exceed the highest standards in the quality of our courses, research, community engagement, administration and policies.
The Vice-Chancellor is supported by the University Executive and the Senior Management Group in managing the operational aspects of the University.
The University's principal executive officer and sixth Vice-Chancellor.
Deakin's primary management decision-making body.
Senior Management Group
A critical channel of consultation on and communication of executive decision-making.
The organisational chart shows the structure of the University Executive and Senior Management Group.
Deakin University is governed in accordance with the Deakin University Act 2009, which defines the responsibilities of the Council, the Vice-Chancellor and the Academic Board.
Deakin’s governing body is responsible for the general direction and superintendence of the University.
The Academic Board is the principal academic authority within the University, and is responsible for maintaining the highest standards of teaching and research.
Deakin University regularly holds elections for positions on its boards and committees. The University encourages staff and students to participate in elections for boards and committees where they are eligible to stand as candidates or to vote.
Legislation, policies and procedures
Find links to our annual reports, strategic plans and reports and publications from the Academic Board and University Council.
Freedom of information
Deakin University makes information about its operations available to the public through its website and its publications.