Leadership

University Senior Team (as at 31 December 2015)

President and Vice-Chancellor
Professor Ian Jacobs
BA MA Cam MBBS UCL MD London FRCOG

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and Vice-President  
Professor Iain Martin
MBChB(Hons) MEd(Dist) MD Leeds

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) and Vice-President
Professor Les Field AM
BSc PhD DSc Syd, FAA FRACI

President, Academic Board
Professor Prem Ramburuth
BA DipEd South Africa, MEd Syd, EdD UNSW, Licentiate RAM, London, GradDipEd, TESOL South Australia, MAICD

Chief of Staff and Vice-President
Mr Peter Noble
MBA Leeds

Chief Financial Officer and Vice-President
Mr Andrew Walters
BCom UKZN BAccSci (Hons) South Africa CA

Vice-President, Advancement and Chief Executive Officer, UNSW Foundation
Ms Jennie Lang
BA BEd (Dist.) MEd N’cle NSW

Vice-President, Campus Life and Community Engagement
Mr Neil Morris
BA N’cle NSW, TGM INSEAD

Vice-President, Human Resources
Mr David Ward
BA (Hons) MCom UNSW

Senior Officers

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research)
Professor Brian Boyle
BSc Hons Edinburgh DPhil Durham

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research Training)
Professor Laura Poole-Warren
BSc (Hons) PhD UNSW

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research Infrastructure)
Associate Professor Grainne Moran
BSc PhD NUI Galway

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Students)
Professor Wai Fong Chua AM
BA (Hons) PhD Sheffield, FCPA FCA GAICD

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International)
Ms Fiona Docherty
MA (Hons) Glasgow

University Executive Team

The key advisory body for the Vice-Chancellor meets fortnightly and comprises the University Senior Team, Deans and Senior Officers.

Deans

Art & Design
Professor Ross Harley
BA (Hons) Griffith, MA DCA UTS

Arts & Social Sciences
Professor Eileen Baldry (Interim Dean)
BA DipEd Syd, MWP PhD UNSW

Built Environment
Professor Alec Tzannes
BSc (Arch) BArch Syd, MSc Columbia, Hon. AIA Hon. MRAIC Hon. FNZIA LFRAIA FAIB

Business School
Professor Chris Styles
BCom (Hons) UWA, PhD London Business School

Engineering
Professor Mark Hoffman
BMechEng (Hons) PhD Syd, MBT UNSW

Law
Professor David Dixon
BA Camb, BPhil Hull, PhD Wales

Medicine
Professor Rodney Phillips
FMedSci MA Oxon MD Melb FRCP FRACP

Science
Professor Merlin Crossley
BSc (Hons) Melb, DPhil Oxon

UNSW Canberra
Professor Michael Frater (Rector)
BSc BE Syd, MHEd UNSW, PhD ANU, MIEEE FIEAust

Senior Management Appointments

In December 2015, the Vice-Chancellor announced new senior leadership arrangements effective from 2016, including the following new appointments:

  • Professor Les Field, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) and Vice-President was announced as Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor effective 29 February 2016.
  • Professor Merlin Crossley, Dean of the Faculty of Science, was appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) and Vice-President.
  • Professor Brian Boyle, who joined UNSW as Director, Research Strategy from CSIRO and assumed the role of Pro-Vice-Chancellor Research in September 2015, was appointed acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) and Vice-President.

Other senior management appointments announced included:

  • Professor Geoffrey Crisp joins UNSW in the role of Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) from RMIT where he was Dean, Learning and Teaching.
  • Professor Helen Lochhead, Deputy NSW Government Architect and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Sydney, was appointed Dean of the Faculty of the Built Environment, to commence in February 2016.
  • Professor Susan Dodds as Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences and Professor of Philosophy. Professor Dodds has been Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Tasmania since 2009 and will assume the role at UNSW on 4 April 2016.
  • Mr Jon Paparsenos was appointed to the new role of Vice-President, Philanthropy, commencing in February 2016. Mr Paparsenos comes to UNSW from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) where he was Executive Director of Development, Academic Divisions and Regions.