The Vice-Chancellor’s Strategy Group (VCSG) is the peak senior planning forum of Australian Catholic University (ACU). The VCSG meets to consider and discuss institutional issues that span across all University operations.

It provides an opportunity for the Vice-Chancellor to brief executive staff on current and emerging management matters.

Other key functions include:

  • To provide a forum for discussion and consideration of progress of strategies against the strategic plan;
  • Provide advice to the Vice-Chancellor on major initiatives related to the strategic plan;
  • Provide a forum for discussion on matters of importance to the Vice-Chancellor and
  • Consider matters of external policy both professional and stakeholder that influence unit operations

The VCSG is chaired by the Vice-Chancellor of the University and meets monthly from February to December in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

Name Title
NameNameProfessor Greg Craven TitleTitleVice-Chancellor and President (Chair)
NameNameProfessor Pauline Nugent TitleTitleProvost
NameNameDr Stephen Weller TitleTitleChief Operating Officer
NameNameProf Wayne McKenna TitleTitleDeputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
NameNameProf Anne Cummins TitleTitleDeputy Vice-Chancellor (Students, Learning & Teaching)
NameNameProf Marea Nicholson TitleTitleAssociate Vice-Chancellor, NSW
NameNameProf Jim Nyland TitleTitleAssociate Vice Chancellor, QLD
NameNameDr John Ballard TitleTitleAssociate Vice-Chancellor, VIC
NameNameAshley Midalia TitleTitleDirector Government, Policy & Strategy
NameNameMs Jane Ceolin TitleTitleDirector, First Peoples and Equity Pathways
NameNameFather Anthony Casamento csma TitleTitleVice President
NameNameDr Nigel Zimmermann TitleTitleAssociate Director, Church Policy, Office of the Vice President
NameNameMr Omer Yezdani TitleTitleDirector, Office of Planning and Strategic Management
NameNameProfessor Elizabeth Labone Executive Dean, Education and Arts
NameNameProfessor Dermot Nestor TitleTitleExecutive Dean, Theology & Philosophy
NameNameProfessor Michelle Campbell TitleTitleExecutive Dean, Health Sciences
NameNameProfessor Therese Joiner TitleTitleExecutive Dean, Law and Business
NameNameProfessor Rocque Reynolds TitleTitleDean, Thomas More Law School (Academy of Law)
NameNameBr David Hall TitleTitleDean, La Salle Academy for Faith Formation and Religious Education
NameNameProfessor Margot Hillel TitleTitleChair, Academic Board
NameNameMr Paul Campbell TitleTitleExecutive Director, Infrastructure
NameNameMr Chris Riley TitleTitlePro Vice-Chancellor, International
NameNameProfessor James McLaren TitleTitlePro Vice-Chancellor, Research
NameNameProfessor Sandra Jones TitleTitlePro Vice-Chancellor, Engagement
NameNameMs Simone Chetcuti TitleTitleDirector, Office of the Vice-Chancellor and President
NameNameKathy Vozella TitleTitleDirector, Marketing and External Relations
NameNameMr Scott Jenkins TitleTitleChief Financial Officer
NameNameDr Michael Casey TitleTitleDirector, Patrick McMahon Glynn Institute
NameNameProfessor Hayden Ramsay TitleTitlePro Vice-Chancellor Assisting the Vice-Chancellor and President and Professor of Catholic Philosophy


Mrs Ewa Kluk 
Executive Officer, Office of the Vice-Chancellor and President



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