The Chancellor and Pro-Chancellor head up our chief governing body, the Senate, and ensure ACU is governed in accordance with our constitution.
Understand how the university is governed, meet key personnel, and learn about our governing bodies including the Senate and Academic Board.
For a visual representation of the governance structure of ACU, download a copy of our governance chart.
The Hon John Fahey AC
The Chancellor is the chairperson of the Senate, the chief governing body of ACU.
Mr Julien O'Connell AM
The Pro-Chancellor sits on the Senate, acts as deputy to the Chancellor, and chairs the Standing and Finance Committee.
Australian Catholic University Limited is incorporated in Victoria as a public company. The object of the Corporation is to conduct the University as a Catholic University.
|Vice-Chancellor and President||
Professor Greg Craven AO, GCSG
The Vice-Chancellor and President is the chief executive officer of ACU, represents the University both nationally and internationally, and provides strategic leadership and management.
|Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)||
Professor Pauline Nugent
The Provost is responsible for the Academic Portfolio: ensuring academic quality is maintained, overseeing the faculties, and providing the operational delivery of ACU's academic program.
|Senior Executive Group||
Senior Executive Group
The Senior Executive Group is the peak senior strategic forum of the University.
|Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration)||
Dr Stephen Weller
The Chief Operating Officer is responsible for the Corporate Services Portfolio. This portfolio covers a broad range of areas including: properties and facilities, student administration, information technology, and finance.
|Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)||
Professor Wayne McKenna
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) oversees this growth area for ACU, and works with researchers to foster ACU?s culture of research excellence and maintain our world-leading research outputs.
|Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education)||
Professor Zlatko Skrbis
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) is responsible for the following portfolios: First Peoples and Equity Pathways, Libraries, Learning and Teaching Centre, Office of Student Success, Student Engagement and Services, and Student Strategies.
The Senate is the governing authority of the University.
ACU has State Chapters in Queensland, New South Wales, ACT and Victoria. These provide advice to the Senate on local needs and demands, and serve as important links to community interests.
The Academic Board is ACU's senior academic governance committee. Its principle responsibility is to maintain the highest standards in teaching, scholarship and research, and to safeguard the academic freedom of the University.
The Senate and Academic Board hold elections to fill a number of representative positions.
We engage with all levels of government to help develop public policy and ensure we’re meeting government regulations.Browse activity
Our statutes, regulations and policies direct the internal organisation, management and governance of the University.Read documents
Learn about our organisational structure, understand the role of key executive and academic personnel, and download an organisational chart.Review chart
Meet the personnel within our Governance Directorate, and get an overview of the directorate’s role at the University.Meet the team