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
NameNameProfessor Greg Craven TitleTitleVice-Chancellor and President (Chair)
NameNameProfessor Pauline Nugent TitleTitleProvost
NameNameDr Stephen Weller TitleTitleChief Operating Officer
NameNameProfessor Wayne McKenna TitleTitleDeputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
NameNameProfessor Anne Cummins TitleTitleDeputy Vice-Chancellor (Students, Learning & Teaching)
NameNameProfessor Michelle Campbell TitleTitleExecutive Dean of Health Sciences
NameNameProfessor Elizabeth Labone TitleTitleActing Executive Dean, Education and Arts
NameNameProfessor Dermot Nestor TitleTitleExecutive Dean, Theology & Philosophy
NameNameProfessor Jim Nyland TitleTitleAssociate Vice Chancellor, QLD
NameNameDr John Ballard TitleTitleAssociate Vice-Chancellor, VIC
NameNameProfessor Marea Nicholson TitleTitleAssociate Vice-Chancellor, NSW
NameNameA/Professor Patrick McArdle TitleTitleCampus Dean, Canberra
NameNameProfessor Bridget Aitchison TitleTitleCampus Dean, Ballarat
NameNameMs Kathryn Blyth TitleTitleAcademic Registrar
NameNameProfessor Margot Hillel TitleTitleChair, Academic Board
NameNameMs Jane Ceolin TitleTitleDirector, First Peoples and Equity Pathways
NameNameMr Niranjan Prabhu TitleTitleDirector, Information Technology
NameNameKathy Vozella TitleTitleDirector, Marketing & Communications
NameNameMs Diana Chegwidden TitleTitleDirector, Human Resources
NameNameDr Judy Laverty TitleTitleDirector, Strategic Projects
NameNameMr Ashley Midalia TitleTitleDirector, Government, Policy and Strategy
NameNameFather Anthony Casamento csma TitleTitleVice President
NameNameDr Nigel Zimmermann TitleTitleAssociate Director, Church Policy, Office of the Vice President
NameNameMr Michael Tracey TitleTitleDirector, Properties
NameNameMr Paul Campbell TitleTitleDeputy Chief Operating Officer & Executive Director, Infrastructure
NameNameMr Omer Yezdani TitleTitleDirector, Office of Planning and Strategic Management
NameNameMr Scott Jenkins TitleTitleChief Financial Officer
NameNameMs Fides Lawton TitleTitleDirector, Libraries
NameNameMrs Diane Barker TitleTitleDirector, Governance and General Counsel
NameNameMr Tom Ristoski TitleTitleExecutive Director, Strategic Partnerships and Executive Education
NameNameVacant TitleTitleDeputy Provost
NameNameProfessor Susan Dann TitleTitleNational Head of School, Business
NameNameProfessor Therese Joiner TitleTitleExecutive Dean, Law and Business
NameNameProfessor Rocque Reynolds TitleTitleDean, Thomas More Law School
NameNameBr David Hall TitleTitleDean, La Salle Academy for Faith Formation and Religious Education
NameNameDr Richard Colledge TitleTitleNational Head of School, Philosophy
NameNameDr Emmanuel Nathan TitleTitleNational Head of School, Theology
NameNameProfessor Patrick Crookes TitleTitleNational Head of School of Nursing, Midwifery & Paramedicine, Faculty of Health Sciences
NameNameProfessor Christine Imms TitleTitleNational Head of School of Allied Health, Faculty of Health Sciences
NameNameProfessor Justin Kemp TitleTitleNational Head of School of Exercise Science
NameNameProfessor Suzanne Kuys TitleTitleNational Head of School of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences
NameNameProfessor Meg Stuart TitleTitleNational School of Science, Faculty of Health Sciences
NameNameProf John Gleeson TitleTitleNational Head of School Psychology, Faculty of Health Sciences
NameNameMrs Evelyn Picot TitleTitleDirector, Office for Student Success
NameNameProfessor Kevin Ashford-Rowe TitleTitleDirector, Learning and Teaching Centre
NameNameMr Paul McJannett TitleTitleDirector, Student Engagement & Services
NameNameProfessor Sandra Jones TitleTitlePro Vice-Chancellor, Engagement
NameNameMr Chris Riley TitleTitlePro Vice-Chancellor, International
NameNameProfessor James McLaren TitleTitlePro Vice-Chancellor, Research
NameNameProfessor Shukri Sanber TitleTitleActing National Head of School, Education
NameNameProfessor Michael Ondaatje TitleTitleNational Head of School, Arts
NameNameProfessor Geraldine Castleton TitleTitleDeputy Dean, Education and Arts
NameNameProfessor Karen Flowers TitleTitleDeputy Dean, Health Sciences
NameNameDr Michael Casey TitleTitleDirector, PM Glynn Institute
NameNameProfessor Rhonda Craven TitleTitleDirector, Institute for Positive Psychology and Education
NameNameProfessor Claire Wyatt-Smith TitleTitleDirector, Institute for Learning Sciences and Teacher Education
NameNameProfessor Daryl Higgins TitleTitleDirector, Institute of Child Protection Studies
NameNameProfessor Nikolas Kompridis TitleTitleDirector, Institute for Social Justice
NameNameDr Joshua Roose TitleTitleDirector, Institute for Religion, Politics and Society
NameNameProfessor David Runia TitleTitleDirector, Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry
NameName TitleTitleDirector, Institute for Health and Ageing
NameNameProfessor Hayden Ramsay TitleTitlePro Vice-Chancellor Assisting the Vice-Chancellor and President and Professor of Catholic Philosophy
NameNameProfessor John Hawley TitleTitleDirector, The Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research
NameNameProfessor Tania Aspland TitleTitleDean, Education Policy and Strategy


Mrs Sheyana La Brooy
Senior Communications and Administration Officer, Office of the Vice-Chancellor and President



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