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 
 Professor Greg Craven  Vice-Chancellor and President (Chair)
 Professor Pauline Nugent  Provost
 Dr Stephen Weller  Chief Operating Officer
 Prof Wayne McKenna  Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
 Prof Anne Cummins  Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students, Learning & Teaching)
 Prof Marea Nicholson  Associate Vice-Chancellor, NSW
 Prof Jim Nyland  Associate Vice Chancellor, QLD
 Dr John Ballard  Associate Vice-Chancellor, VIC
 Ashley Midalia  Director Government, Policy & Strategy
 Ms Jane Ceolin  Director, First Peoples and Equity Pathways
 Father Anthony Casamento csma  Vice President
 Dr Nigel Zimmermann  Associate Director, Church Policy, Office of the Vice President
 Mr Omer Yezdani  Director, Office of Planning and Strategic Management
 Professor Elizabeth Labone  Executive Dean, Education and Arts
 Professor Dermot Nestor  Executive Dean, Theology & Philosophy
 Professor Michelle Campbell  Executive Dean, Health Sciences
 Professor Therese Joiner  Executive Dean, Law and Business
 Professor Rocque Reynolds  Dean, Thomas More Law School (Academy of Law)
 Br David Hall  Dean, La Salle Academy for Faith Formation and Religious Education
 Professor Margot Hillel  Chair, Academic Board
 Mr Paul Campbell  Executive Director, Infrastructure
 Mr Chris Riley  Pro Vice-Chancellor, International
 Professor James McLaren  Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research
 Professor Sandra Jones  Pro Vice-Chancellor, Engagement
 Ms Simone Chetcuti  Director, Office of the Vice-Chancellor and President
 Kathy Vozella  Director, Marketing and External Relations
 Mr Scott Jenkins  Chief Financial Officer
 Dr Michael Casey  Director, Patrick McMahon Glynn Institute
 Professor Hayden Ramsay  Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Coordination)


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


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