Meet the VU management team and learn about their portfolios and expertise.

The University is led by Professor Adam Shoemaker, who became the fourth Vice-Chancellor and President of Victoria University on 14 December 2020. The Vice-Chancellor is appointed by the University Council and is responsible to Council for ensuring that the University is well led and managed, for promoting its educational excellence and for securing its financial sustainability.

The Chancellor, Steve Bracks, as the Chair of the University Council, is the champion of effective and ethical governance, and leads a dynamic team of councillors in their strategic decision making and oversight of the University’s operations.

 

Higher Education

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Higher Education

Professor John Germov

Contact: Hollie Grant, Executive Assistant
Phone+61 3 9919 7150
Email: [email protected]

 

Higher Education senior leaders

Role Name Contact

Dean, First Year College

Professor Andrew Smallridge

Phone: +61 3 9919 4758
Email: [email protected]

Dean, College of Arts & Education Professor Rob Strathdee Phone: +61 3 9919 5594
Email: [email protected]
Dean, College of Health & Biomedicine Professor Karen Dodd Phone: +61 3 9919 2342
Email: [email protected]
Dean, College of Engineering & Science Vacant  
Dean, College of Law & Justice Professor Lidia Xynas Phone: +61 3 9919 1897
Email: [email protected]
Head of Victoria University Business School Associate Professor Romana Garma Phone: +61 3 9919 1515
Email: [email protected]
Dean, College of Sport & Exercise Science Professor Andy Stewart Phone: +61 3 9919 5200
Email: [email protected]
Director, Academic Quality & Standards Deb Tyler Phone: +61 3 9919 4310
Email: [email protected]
Director, Victoria Business Confucius Institute (VBCI) Professor Colin Clark Phone: +61 3 9919 1565
Email: colin.cl[email protected]
Director, TNE & Partnerships Caryn Nery Phone: +61 3 9919 1155
Email: [email protected]
Campus Director & Principal, VU Sydney Felicity Davis Rafferty Phone: +61 2 8265 3266
Email: [email protected]
Structure Transition Lead Vacant  
Chief Executive Officer, VU Online Michael Ratcliff Phone: +61 3 9919 1137
Email: [email protected]
Chief International Officer Monty Singh Phone: +61 3 9919 5664
Email: [email protected]
Connected Learning    

 

Vocational Education

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Vocational Education

Dianne Semmens

Phone+61 3 9919 8804
Email: [email protected]

 

Vocational Education senior leaders

Role Name Contact

Executive Director, College of Education, Skills & Jobs

Anne Howard

Phone: +61 3 9919 2263
Email: [email protected]

Executive Director, College of Health & Community Yvonne Russell Phone: +61 3 9919 8648
Email: [email protected]vu.edu.au
Executive Director, College of Trades & Technology Arvind Sharma Phone: +61 3 9919 7246
Email: [email protected]
Executive Director, College of Pathways & Dual Sector Operations Wayne Butson Phone: +61 3 9919 8756
Email: [email protected]
Director, Wyndham Tech School Gail Bray Phone: +61 3 9919 4138
Email: [email protected]
General Manager, Course Development & Design Vacant   
General Manager, Course Quality, Risk & Compliance Maria Juj Phone: +61 3 9919 7715
Email: [email protected]

 

Research & Impact

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research & Impact

Professor Andy Hill

Contact: Steve Gauci, Executive Officer
Phone+61 3 9919 5006
Email: [email protected]

 

Research & Impact senior leaders

Role Name Contact

Executive Director, Institute for Health & Sport

Professor Alex Parker

Phone: +61 3 9919 5874
Email: [email protected]

Executive Director, Institute for Sustainable Industries & Liveable Cities Professor Stephen Gray Phone: +61 3 9919 8097
Email: [email protected]
Director, Research Services Bree Nicholas (Acting) Phone: +61 3 9919 5672
Email: [email protected]
Dean, Graduate Research Professor Anne-Marie Hede Phone: +61 3 9919 1547
Email: [email protected]
Director, Mitchell Institute for Education & Health Policy Dr Peter Hurley Phone: +61 3 9919 1180
Email: [email protected]
Director, Centre for Policy Studies Professor James Giesecke Phone: +61 3 9919 1487
Email: [email protected]
Pro Vice-Chancellor Research Partnerships Professor Vasso Apostolopoulos Phone: +61 3 9919 2025
Email: [email protected]
Executive Director, VU Rise David Day (Acting) Phone: +61 3 9919 5797
Email: [email protected]

 

External Relations & Partnerships

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, External Relations & Partnerships

The Honourable Wade Noonan

Contact: Melanie Jenkinson, Senior Executive Assistant
Phone+61 3 9919 1134
Email: [email protected]

 

External Relations & Partnerships senior leaders

Role Name Contact

Executive Director, Engagement & Advancement

Dr Ross Coller

Phone: +61 3 9919 1520
Email: [email protected]

Executive Director, Industry & Growth Louise Robinson Phone: +61 3 9919 8505
Email: [email protected]
Chief Marketing Officer David Llewellyn Phone: +61 3 9919 5270
Email: [email protected]
Director, Precincts, Strategies & Communities Kerry O'Neill Phone: +61 3 9919 4855
Email: [email protected]
Director, Western Health Partnership John Barnes Phone: +61 3 9919 5059
Email: [email protected]

 

Corporate

Chief Financial Officer

Lucy Franzmann

Contact: Georgette Karagiozis, Executive Officer
Phone+61 3 9919 4564
Email: [email protected]

Corporate senior leaders

Role Name Contact

Deputy CFO

Diana Ortisi

Phone: +61 3 9919 5210
Email: [email protected]

Executive Director, Procurement & Finance Operations Adrian Wong Phone: +61 3 9919 5844
Email: [email protected]
Director, Data Insights Ann Hogan Phone: +61 3 9919 5922
Email: [email protected]
Director, Finance Business Services Kannen Muthu Phone: +61 3 9919 2934
Email: [email protected]
Associate Director, Growth Planning Daniel House Phone: +61 3 9919 5667
Email: [email protected]
Director, Risk & Compliance Noni Clarkson Phone: +61 3 9919 4774
Email: [email protected]
Senior Manager, Integrity & Safer Community Katrina Galanos Phone: +61 3 9919 5103
Email: [email protected]
Head of Legal Services John Lambrick Phone: +61 3 9919 5280
Email: [email protected]

 

Enterprise & Digital

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Enterprise & Digital

Lisa Line

Phone+61 3 9919 9440
Email: [email protected]

 

Enterprise & Digital senior leaders

Role Name Contact

Project Director, VU City West

Kirsten Jeffery

Phone: +61 3 9919 5145

Email: [email protected]

Executive Director, Facilities Kevin Mccarthy Phone: +61 3 9919 5012
Email: [email protected]
Executive Director, Information Technology Stuart Hildyard Phone: +61 3 9919 5576
Email: [email protected]

 

Moondani Balluk Indigenous Academic Unit

Executive Director, Moondani Balluk

Karen Jackson

Phone+61 3 9919 2836
Email: [email protected]

 

Moondani Balluk senior leaders

Role Name Contact

Director of Research

Clare Land

Phone: +61 3 9919 2552
Email: [email protected]

Professor Professor Gary Foley Phone: +61 3 9919 5705
Email: [email protected]
Director, Learning & Teaching Paola Balla Phone: +61 3 9919 2611
Email: [email protected]

 

People & Organisation

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, People & Organisation

Professor Peter Radoll

Contact: Ann Proctor, Executive Officer
Phone: +61 3 9919 4521
Email: [email protected]

People & organisation senior leaders

Role Name Contact

Chief Student Officer

Vacant

Marriam Shehzad, EA
Phone: +61 3 9919 5631
Email: [email protected]

Chief Human Resources Officer Simone Wright Phone: +61 3 9919 5447
Email: [email protected]
Associate Director, Inclusion & Engagement Marian Cronin Phone: +61 3 9919 9507
Email: [email protected]
Director VU Sport James Nightingale Phone: +61 3 9919 4607
Email: [email protected]
Director Library Learning Resources Technology & Infrastructure Adrian Gallagher Phone: +61 3 9919 4503
Email: [email protected]
Director Library Education & Research Services Frances O'Neil Phone: +61 3 9919 4065
Email: [email protected]

 

Contact us

Visit the contact us page for an overview of key contact areas, including:

  • general enquiries
  • future local and international students
  • research and academic colleges.