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
NameProfessor Greg Craven TitleVice-Chancellor and President (Chair)
NameProfessor Pauline Nugent TitleProvost
NameDr Stephen Weller TitleChief Operating Officer
NameProf Wayne McKenna TitleDeputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
NameProf Anne Cummins TitleDeputy Vice-Chancellor (Students, Learning & Teaching)
NameProf Marea Nicholson TitleAssociate Vice-Chancellor, NSW
NameProf Jim Nyland TitleAssociate Vice Chancellor, QLD
NameDr John Ballard TitleAssociate Vice-Chancellor, VIC
NameAshley Midalia TitleDirector Government, Policy & Strategy
NameMs Jane Ceolin TitleDirector, First Peoples and Equity Pathways
NameFather Anthony Casamento csma TitleVice President
NameDr Nigel Zimmermann TitleAssociate Director, Church Policy, Office of the Vice President
NameMr Omer Yezdani TitleDirector, Office of Planning and Strategic Management
NameProfessor Elizabeth Labone TitleActing Executive Dean, Education and Arts
NameProfessor Dermot Nestor TitleExecutive Dean, Theology & Philosophy
NameProfessor Michelle Campbell TitleExecutive Dean, Health Sciences
NameProfessor Therese Joiner TitleExecutive Dean, Law and Business
NameProfessor Rocque Reynolds TitleDean, Thomas More Law School (Academy of Law)
NameBr David Hall TitleDean, La Salle Academy for Faith Formation and Religious Education
NameProfessor Margot Hillel TitleChair, Academic Board
NameMr Paul Campbell TitleExecutive Director, Infrastructure
NameMr Chris Riley TitlePro Vice-Chancellor, International
NameProfessor James McLaren TitlePro Vice-Chancellor, Research
NameProfessor Sandra Jones TitlePro Vice-Chancellor, Engagement
NameMs Simone Chetcuti TitleDirector, Office of the Vice-Chancellor and President
NameKathy Vozella TitleDirector, Marketing and External Relations
NameMr Scott Jenkins TitleChief Financial Officer
NameDr Michael Casey TitleDirector, Patrick McMahon Glynn Institute
NameProfessor Hayden Ramsay TitlePro 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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