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University Executive

The Executive provides the leadership for the activities of Deakin University and is led by the Vice-Chancellor.

Professor Jane den Hollander

Vice-Chancellor: Professor Jane den Hollander

Professor Jane den Hollander is Vice-Chancellor and President of Deakin University and Chief Executive of the University.


Professor Lee Astheimer

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research): Professor Lee Astheimer

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) has overall responsibility for research, research training and commercialisation.


Professor Beverley Oliver

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education): Professor Beverley Oliver

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) leads Deakin's ambitious curriculum reform and management of the student learning experience.


Gary Smith

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement): Professor Gary Smith

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Global Engagement) provides strategic leadership at Deakin for the development, nurturing and monitoring of domestic and international academic and research partnerships; the branding, marketing and positioning of the University globally; and the recruitment of domestic and international students.


Professor Chris Gray

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Planning and Integrity): Professor Chris Gray

The Pro Vice-Chancellor (Planning and Integrity) is part of the Office of the Vice-Chancellor and is responsible for quality assurance and regulatory compliance. The Pro Vice-Chancellor (Planning and Integrity) is the primary liaison with the Australian Government Education Department (currently DIISRTE), the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and the Australian Qualifications Framework Council (AQFC).


Ron Fairchild

Vice-President (Advancement): Mr Ron Fairchild

The Vice-President (Advancement) is responsible for a broad range of activities related to building effective and deep community engagement with Deakin's alumni, business and industry partners and its wider communities surrounding its Campuses. The Vice-President (Advancement) is also charged with building Deakin's philanthropic support. The portfolio of the Vice-President (Advancement) comprises the External Relations (including philanthropy and alumni), Government and Media Relations and Community Relations teams.


Kean J Selway

Vice-President (Enterprise): Mr Kean Selway

The Vice-President (Enterprise) has strategic and leadership responsibility for the services, resources and facilities Deakin provides for its students, staff and communities it serves. The portfolio includes: Division of Student Administration; Division of Student Life; Equity and Diversity; Human Resources Division; Campus Services; and Facilities Services.


Mr Andrew Walters

Chief Financial Officer: Mr Andrew Walters

The Chief Financial Officer has overall responsibility for the financial operations of the University; the finance function in Faculties, Institutes and other areas; commercial management; governance; the University's insurance portfolio and the provision of legal advice and services.


Mr William Confalonieri

Chief Digital Officer: Mr William Confalonieri 

The Chief Digital Officer (CDO) leads the development and implementation of the University's Digital Strategy and is responsible for the University's Information Management Strategy, for the provision of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) services, and the full range of digital disciplines.


Professor Brenda Cherednichenko

Pro Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Arts and Education: Professor Brenda Cherednichenko

The Faculty is comprised of the Schools of: Communication and Creative Arts; Education and Humanities and Social Sciences.


Professor Mike Ewing

Pro Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Business and Law: Professor Mike Ewing

The Faculty is comprised of the Schools of: Accounting, Economics and Finance; Information Systems; Law; Management and Marketing; and the Deakin Graduate School of Business.


Professor Brendan Crotty

Pro Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Health: Professor Brendan Crotty

The Faculty is comprised of the Schools of: Exercise and Nutrition Sciences; Health and Social Development; Medicine; Nursing and Midwifery; and Psychology.


Professor Trevor Day

Pro Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment: Professor Trevor Day

The Faculty is comprised of the Schools of: Architecture and Built Environment; Engineering; Information Technology; and Life and Environmental Sciences.



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