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 LOCATION

Professor Greg Craven

Vice-Chancellor and President

North Sydney

Dr Stephen Weller

Chief Operating Officer

North Sydney

Professor Wayne McKenna

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research

North Sydney

Professor Zlatko Skrbis

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Education & Innovation

North Sydney

Professor Hayden Ramsay

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Coordination

North Sydney

Father Anthony Casamento

Vice President

North Sydney

Mr Chris Riley

Pro Vice-Chancellor, Global and Educational Pathways

North Sydney

Professor Michael Ondaatje

Pro Vice-Chancellor, Arts and Academic Culture

North Sydney

Professor Elizabeth Labone

Executive Dean, Education and Arts

North Sydney

Professor Dermot Nestor

Executive Dean, Theology & Philosophy

North Sydney

Professor Br David Hall

Dean, La Salle Academy for Faith Formation & Religious Education

North Sydney

Mr Paul Campbell

Deputy Chief Operating Officer

North Sydney

Mr Scott Jenkins

Chief Financial Officer

North Sydney

Ms Kathryn Blyth

Academic Registrar and Director, Student Administration

North Sydney

Professor Rhonda Craven

Director, Institute for Positive Psychology and Education

North Sydney

Ms Kathy Vozella

Director, Marketing & External Relations

North Sydney

Ms Diana Chegwidden

Director, Human Resources

North Sydney

Dr Judy Laverty

Director, Portfolio and Program Management

North Sydney

Ms Fides Lawton

Director, Libraries

North Sydney

Dr Diane Barker

Director, Governance and General Counsel

North Sydney

Mr Paul McJannett

Director, Student Engagement & Services

North Sydney

Mrs Evelyn Picot

Director, Office for Student Success

North Sydney

Dr Michael Casey

Director, PM Glynn Institute

North Sydney

Ms Samantha Jonsson

Director, Programs and Policies

North Sydney

Ms Simone Chetcuti

Director, Office of Vice-Chancellor and President

North Sydney

Professor Meg Stuart

Director, Learning and Teaching Centre

North Sydney

Mr Tom Ristoski

Director, Strategic Partnerships and Executive Education

North Sydney

Assoc. Prof. Miriam Tanti

Campus Dean, Strathfield

Strathfield

Professor Shukri Sanber

National Head of School of Education

Strathfield

Assoc. Prof. Patrick McArdle

Campus Dean, Canberra

Canberra

Professor Pauline Nugent

Provost

Melbourne

Professor James McLaren

Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research

Melbourne

Professor Sandra Jones

Pro Vice-Chancellor, Engagement

Melbourne

Professor Rocque Reynolds

Dean, Thomas More Law School

Melbourne

Professor Margot Hillel

Chair, Academic Board

Melbourne

Ms Sharone Ciancio

Director, Corporate Services

Melbourne

Dr John Ballard

Associate Vice-Chancellor, VIC

Melbourne

Professor Michelle Campbell

Executive Dean, Health Sciences

Melbourne

Professor Therese Joiner

Executive Dean, Law and Business

Melbourne

Professor Daryl Higgins

Director, Institute of Child Protection Studies

Melbourne

Professor Bridget Aitchison

Campus Dean, Ballarat

Melbourne

Professor John Hawley

Director, The Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research

Melbourne

Mr Niranjan Prabhu

Director, Information Technology

Melbourne

Mr Ashley Midalia

Director, Government, Policy and Strategy

Melbourne

Mr Michael Tracey

Director, Properties and Facilities

Melbourne

Professor Stephen Finlay

Director, Dianoia Institute of Philosophy

Melbourne

Professor Karen Nightingale

National Head of School of Nursing, Midwifery and Para-medicine

Melbourne

Professor Peter Howard

Director, Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry

Melbourne

Professor Justin Kemp

National Head of School, School of Behavioural and Health Sciences

Melbourne

Professor Susan Dann

National Head, Peter Faber Business School

Brisbane

Dr Richard Colledge

National Head of School, Philosophy

Brisbane

Professor Suzanne Kuys

National Head of School, Allied Health

Brisbane

Professor Karen Flowers

Deputy Dean, Health Sciences

Brisbane

Ms Jane Ceolin

Director, First Peoples and Equity Pathways

Brisbane

Dr Omer Yezdani

Director, Office of Planning and Strategic Management

Brisbane

Professor Jim Nyland

Associate Vice-Chancellor, QLD

Brisbane

Professor Claire Wyatt-Smith

Director, Institute for Learning Sciences and Teacher Education

Brisbane

Assoc. Prof. Stephen Downs

National Head of School, Theology

Adelaide

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