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.

Professor Greg Craven Vice-Chancellor and President
Professor Pauline Nugent Provost
Dr Stephen Weller Chief Operating Officer
Father Anthony Casamento Vice President
Professor Wayne McKenna  Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research
Professor Zlatko Skrbis Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Education & Innovation
Professor Hayden Ramsay Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Coordination
Mr Chris Riley Pro Vice-Chancellor, Global and Education Pathways
Professor James McLaren Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research
Professor Sandra Jones Pro Vice-Chancellor, Engagement
Professor Margot Hillel Chair, Academic Board
Vacant Associate Vice-Chancellor, NSW
Professor Jim Nyland Associate Vice-Chancellor, QLD
Dr John Ballard Associate Vice-Chancellor, VIC
Professor Michelle Campbell Executive Dean of Health Sciences
Professor Elizabeth Labone Executive Dean, Education and Arts
Professor Therese Joiner Executive Dean, Law and Business
Professor Dermot Nestor Executive Dean, Theology & Philosophy
Professor Susan Dann National Head, Peter Faber Business School
Dr Richard Colledge   National Head of School, Philosophy
Assoc. Prof. Stephen Downs National Head of School, Theology
Assoc. Prof. Karen Nightingale National Head of School of Nursing, Midwifery & Para-medicine
Professor Suzanne Kuys National Head of School of Allied Health
Professor Justin Kemp National Head of School, School of Behavioural & Health Sciences
Professor Shukri Sanber National Head of School, Education
Professor Michael Ondaatje National Head of School of Arts
Professor Geraldine Castleton Deputy Dean, Education and Arts
Professor Karen Flowers Deputy Dean, Health Sciences
Mr Scott Jenkins Chief Financial Officer
Assoc. Prof. Patrick McArdle Campus Dean, Canberra
Professor Bridget Aitchison Campus Dean, Ballarat
Assoc. Prof. Miriam Tanti Campus Dean, Strathfield
Mr Tom Ristoski Executive Director, Strategic Partnerships and Executive Education
Ms Kathryn Blyth Academic Registrar and Director, Student Administration
Ms Jane Ceolin Director, First Peoples and Equity Pathways
Mr Niranjan Prabhu Director, Information Technology
Ms Kathy Vozella Director, Marketing & External Relations
Ms Diana Chegwidden Director, Human Resources
Dr Judy Laverty Director, Strategic Projects
Mr Ashley Midalia Director, Government, Policy and Strategy
Mr Michael Tracey Director, Properties and Facilities
Ms Fides Lawton Director, Libraries
Dr Diane Barker Director, Governance and General Counsel
Professor Meg Stuart Director, Learning and Teaching Centre
Mr Paul Campbell Deputy Chief Operating Officer
Dr Omer Yezdani Director, Office of Planning & Strategic Management
Mr Paul McJannett Director, Student Engagement & Services
Mrs Evelyn Picot Director, Office for Student Success
Professor Rocque Reynolds Dean, Thomas More Law School
Br David Hall Dean, La Salle Academy
Professor Tania Aspland Dean, Education Policy and Strategy
Professor John Hawley Director, The Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research
Professor Rhonda Craven Director, Institute for Positive Psychology and Education
Professor Stephen Finlay Director, Institute of Philosophy
Professor Claire Wyatt-Smith Director, Institute for Learning Sciences and Teacher Education
Dr Joshua Roose Director, Institute for Religion, Politics and Society
Professor Peter Howard Director, Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry
Professor Daryl Higgins Director, Institute of Child Protection Studies
Dr Michael Casey Director, PM Glynn Institute
Ms Simone Chetcuti Director, Office of the Vice-Chancellor and President

Zachary Fitzpatrick
Acting Communications & Secretariat Officer, Office of the Vice-Chancellor and President

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