The Executive Planning Group

Executive Planning Group The Executive Planning Group

The Executive Planning Group (EPG) is the peak senior information forum of Australian Catholic University (ACU). The EPG provides a forum for free discussion and consideration of strategic, managerial and operational matters affecting the University and the Higher Education sector generally.

It provides an opportunity for the Vice-Chancellor to brief members of EPG on important emerging issues, including major policy decisions.

Other key functions include:

  • providing input into the development of the University’s Strategic Plan, receives reports on its implementation and monitors progress
  • providing a forum for discussion and consideration of institutional performance and regulatory compliance
  • facilitating the continued development of University-wide communication and collaboration.

The EPG is chaired by the Vice-Chancellor of the University. The EPG will meet up to five times per year, the committee will rotate locations between Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

Name Title
Professor Greg Craven Vice-Chancellor
Professor Pauline Nugent Provost
Dr Stephen Weller Chief Operating Officer
Professor Anne Cummins Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students, Learning & Teaching)
Professor Wayne McKenna  Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
Professor Michelle Campbell Executive Dean, Health Sciences
Professor Tania Aspland Executive Dean, Education and Arts
Professor David Spencer Academic Director 
Dr Dermot Nestor
Acting Executive Dean, Theology & Philosophy
Professor Jim Nyland Associate Vice-Chancellor, Brisbane
Dr John Ballard Associate Vice-Chancellor, Melbourne
Professor Marea Nicholson Associate Vice-Chancellor, Sydney
A/Professor Patrick McArdle Campus Dean, Canberra
A/Professor Joe Fleming Campus Dean, Ballarat
Ms Kathryn Blyth Academic Registrar
Professor Margot Hillel Chair, Academic Board
Jane CeolinActing Director, Centre of Indigenous Education and Research
Mr Rick Van Haeften Director, Information Technology
Andrea Turley Director, Marketing & External Relations
Ms Diana Chegwidden Director, Human Resources
Dr Judy Laverty Director, Strategic Projects
Mr Julian Leeser Director, Government Relations, Policy and Strategy
Father Anthony Casamento Director, Identity & Mission
Dr Dana Skelin Director, Properties
Mr Paul Campbell Deputy Chief Operating Officer & Executive Director, Infrastructure
Mr Simon Potts
Director, Planning & Strategic Management
Mr Chris Riley Executive Director, International
Mr Scott Jenkins Director, Finance
Ms Fides Lawton Director, Libraries
Ms Carol Kirby Director, Governance
Mr Tom Ristoski Director, Centre of Professional and Executive Education
Professor Jude Butcher Director, Institute for Advancing Community Engagement
Professor Susan Dann National Head of School of Business
Professor Therese Joiner Executive Dean, Law and Business
Professor Brian Fitzgerald
Dean, Thomas More Law School
Brother David Hall
(Commencing 5 Jan 2015)
Dean, La Salle Academy for Religious Education
Dr Richard Colledge National Head of School of Philosophy
Dr Dermot Nestor National Head of School of Theology
Professor Mary Courtney National Head of School of Nursing, Midwifery & Paramedicine, Faculty of Health Sciences
Professor Christine Imms National Head of School of Allied Health, Faculty of Health Sciences
Dr Christian Lorenzen Acting National Head of School of Exercise Science, Faculty of Health Sciences
Dr Suzanne Kuys Acting National Head of School of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences
Professor Meg Stuart National Head of Science, Faculty of Health Sciences

Professor John Gleeson

National Head of School of Psychology, Faculty of Health Sciences
Mrs Evelyn Picot Director, Office for Student Success
Professor Kevin Ashford-Rowe Director, Learning and Teaching Centre
Mr Paul McJannett Director, Student Engagement & Services
Professor Patrick Heaven Dean of Research
National Head of School of Education
A/Professor Michael Ondaatje National Head of School of Arts
Professor Geraldine Castleton Deputy Dean, Education and Arts
Professor Simon Stewart Director, The Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research
Professor Rhonda CravenDirector, Institute for Positive Psychology and Education
Professor Claire Wyatt-Smith
Director, Learning Sciences Institute of Australia
Professor Nikolas KompridisDirector, Institute for Social Justice
Professor Bryan TurnerDirector, Institute for Religion, Politics and Society
Professor James MacLarenActing Director for Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry
Professor Marita McCabe
Director, Institute for Health and Ageing