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Mr Kean Selway



Executive Vice-President Futures


EVP Futures


Office of the EVP Futures


Geelong Waterfront Campus

+61 3 522 78588


Kean Selway is the Executive Vice-President [Futures] for Deakin University. He has held various senior leadership positions at Deakin and has been a member of the University's Executive since 2002.

Kean has strategic and leadership responsibility for enabling and developing Deakin’s best futures in education, research and innovation through: Developing, promoting and recruiting our student markets in Australia and internationally; establishing and shaping institutional and commercial entities and partnerships with governments, industry and communities; and transforming and integrating our digital and information technology capabilities, and campus infrastructure, precincts, operations and environments to be a truly blended, world-class and sustainable university for future generations.

He has a key role in representing and advocating for the University with political, government, industry and community leaders and negotiating strategic and multi-lateral partnerships, development and  funding opportunities. He also fulfils strategic governance roles on behalf of the University as chair or member of University committees, University controlled entities and boards of external organisations.

He currently serves as Chair of the Boards of Deakin Residential Services, Unilink Limited and the Bowater Trust, and as a member of the Finance and Business Affairs Committee of Deakin University Council. He is also Chair of the Education Strategy and Innovation Committee of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand Board, and Deputy Chair of G21 Geelong Region Alliance.

Kean was the Chief Operating Officer for Deakin University from 2011-22. Prior to this he was Pro Vice-Chancellor [Engagement] from 2009-11 and Chief Executive Officer of DeakinPrime, the University’s corporate education arm, from 2002-09. He was also Acting Vice-President [Administration] from 2005-06. Prior to joining Deakin, he was Founder and Managing Director of the Synergy Management Group.

He was immediate past Deputy Chair of Barwon Regional Partnership, past Chair of the Boards of Callista Software Services, the Australian Masters Games, the Australian Human Resources Institute and member of Council of The Geelong College and the Board of the Committee for Geelong.

Kean has a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from Monash University and a Graduate Diploma of Management from Victoria University. He has completed the Senior Executive Programme at the London Business School, the Executive Certificate of Global Strategy and Innovation at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Executive Colloquium at the Cranlana Centre for Ethical Leadership.

Kean has been a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD) since 2003.

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