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.

University management

The Vice-Chancellor is supported by the University Executive and the Senior Management Group in managing the operational aspects of the University.

Vice-Chancellor

The University's principal executive officer and sixth Vice-Chancellor.

Meet Professor Jane den Hollander

University Executive

Deakin's primary management decision-making body.

Meet the University Executive

Senior Management Group

A critical channel of consultation on and communication of executive decision-making.

Meet the Senior Management Group

Organisational chart

The organisational chart shows the structure of the University Executive and Senior Management Group.

Review the organisational chart

University governance

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.

University Council

Deakin’s governing body is responsible for the general direction and superintendence of the University.

Meet the University Council

Academic Board

The Academic Board is the principal academic authority within the University, and is responsible for maintaining the highest standards of teaching and research.

Meet the Academic Board

University elections

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.

Find out more about University elections

Legislation, policies and procedures

Find links to our annual reports, strategic plans and reports and publications from the Academic Board and University Council. 

Read more about Deakin's reports and policies

Freedom of information

Deakin University makes information about its operations available to the public through its website and its publications.

Learn more about our freedom of information policy