Organisational structure

The Swinburne University of Technology Act 2010 governs the University under Victorian law. See the Leadership and governance section for information about the Council and Academic Senate. 

Our organisational structure is detailed below. 



Mr Graham Goldsmith

Vice-Chancellor and President

Professor Linda Kristjanson AO

Academic Senate

Chair: Professor Bernadine Van Gramberg
Deputy Chair: Professor Chris Pilgrim


Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)

Professor Duncan Bentley

  • Commercial Partnerships Pro Vice-Chancellor – vacant
  • Education and Quality Pro Vice-Chancellor – Prof Chris Pilgrim
  • International Pro Vice-Chancellor – Prof Monica Kennedy
  • Learning Transformations Pro Vice-Chancellor – vacant
  • Faculty of Business and Law* – Executive Dean Prof Michael Gilding
  • Faculty of Health, Arts and Design* – Executive Dean Prof Scott Thompson-Whiteside
  • Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology* – Executive Dean Prof Sarah Maddison
  • Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship Director – Mr Alexander Kaiser

    *Executive Deans have a dotted reporting line to DVC – R&D for Research Performance
      Executive Deans are members of the Swinburne Executive Group

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Pathways and Vocational Education)

Mr David Coltman

  • PAVE Operations, Executive Director – Mish Eastman
  • Major Projects, Executive Director – Sharon Rice
  • Director, Business, Design, Media and ICT Programs – Simona Jobbagy
  • Director, Health, Science and Community Programs – Christine Hayes
  • Director, Trades and Engineering Technologies Programs – Terry McEvoy (Acting)
  • Director, Foundation and Pathways Programs – Kathleen Drew (Acting)
  • Director, Learning Innovations – Pauline Farrell
  • Director, Business Services – Caryn Phillips
  • Director of Business Development – vacant

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Development)

Professor Aleksandar Subic

  • Graduate Research and Research Training Pro Vice-Chancellor – Prof Bernadine Van Gramberg
  • International Research Engagement Pro Vice-Chancellor – Prof Ajay Kapoor
  • Research Executive Director – Dr Tania Bezzobs
  • Research Development, Innovation and Commercialisation Pro Vice-Chancellor – Prof Matthew Cuthbertson
  • Research Performance and Development PVC – Prof Alan Kin-Tak Lau
  • Research Policy and Impact Pro Vice-Chancellor – Prof Beth Webster
  • Research Quality Pro Vice-Chancellor – Prof Qing-Long Han
  • Data Science Research Institute Director – Prof Timos Sellis
  • Iverson Health Innovations Research Institute Director – Prof Gavin Lambert
  • Manufacturing Futures Research Institute Director – Prof Bronwyn Fox
  • Smart Cities Research Institute Director – Prof Mark Burry
  • Social Innovation Research Institute Director – Prof Jane Farmer

Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer Sarawak

Professor Janet Gregory

  • Academic Affairs Director – A/Prof Enn Ong
  • Audit and Risk Manager – Mr Ahmad Hisham Abdul Halim
  • Business Development and Liaison Director – Mr James Ho Kok Chai
  • Finance and Business Analysis Manager – Ms Jessie Kok
  • Resources Manager – Ms Andrea Sim
  • Marketing and Communications Director – Mr Jagdish Singh
  • Research and Consultancy Director – A/Prof Wallace Wong
  • Student and Corporate Services Director – Ms Caroline Hon
  • Student Engagement Registrar and Director – Haji Hussain bin Taiban

Vice-President (Engagement)

Ms Jane Ward

  • Advancement Director – Ms Michelle MacGregor-Owen
  • Collaborations and Partnerships Director – vacant
  • Swinburne Professional Director – Mr Robert Chetwynd
  • Multicultural Engagement Director – Mr Chin Tan
  • Professional Placements Director – Ms Xenia Haysom
  • Student Engagement Director, Pro Vice-Chancellor – Prof Glen Bates
  • Swinburne Student Amenities Association Director – Mr Rod Thomson

Vice-President (People and Culture)

Ms Rita Cincotta

  • Head of Internal Communications – Mr Struan Robertson
  • Head of Organisational Development – Ms Gaynor Watts
  • Head of Partnerships – Ms Vanessa McEvoy
  • Head of People and Culture Services – Mr Steve Johnson
  • Head of Workplace Relations, Health, Safety and Wellbeing – Mr Tim Kelly

Vice-President (Students)

Dr Andrew J Smith

  • Student Administration and Library Services Director – Ms Michelle Gillespie
  • Media and External Communications Director – Ms Julia Scott
  • Marketing, Recruitment and Channel Integration Director – Ms Sarah Graham
  • Student and Academic Services Director – Ms Vivian Allard

Chief Operating Officer

Mr Andrew Field

  • Business Analytics, Director – Mr Matthew Rudd
  • Facilities and Services (including BRAM) Director – Ms Kirsten Jeffery
  • Finance,* Chief Financial Officer – Ms Fiona Schutt
  • Governance, Legal and Integrity, General Counsel – Mr Tom Rowan
  • Information Technology, Chief Information Officer – Mr Peter Mahler
  • Strategy and Commercial, Head – Mr David McCall

*CFO has a dotted reporting line to VC and President