The portfolio of the Senior Vice-President, Future Students and Planning has a broad range of responsibilities. Through its 170+ staff, the group leads strategy and operations on a number of critical external-facing functions in local and global contexts, including accountability for the following:

  • future students and marketing
  • transnational education programs
  • international student mobility programs
  • Victoria University Sydney
  • new ventures opportunity development
  • planning and performance
  • engagement and advancement.

The Senior Vice-President, Future Students and Planning is a member of the University’s Senior Executive Group.

Steve is an international specialist with over twenty years’ experience gained through leadership roles in the dynamic, complex and endlessly fascinating world of international education.

Following an early teaching career, Steve has played key management roles in both the public and private education sectors in the UK and Australia.


Steve oversees the Future Students and Planning portfolio. This includes:

  • Future Students and Marketing
  • Transnational Education Partnerships
  • Victoria University International
  • VU Innovations
  • Victoria University Sydney
  • Engagement and Advancement
  • Planning and Performance.

Contact details

Melanie Jenkinson
Executive Assistant
+61 (3) 9919 1134