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

Academic Senate

Chair: Professor Bernadine Van Gramberg
Deputy Chair: Vacant


Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)

Professor Duncan Bentley

  • Commercial Partnerships
  • Education and Quality
  • FBL*
  • FHAD*
  • FSET*
  • International
  • Learning Transformations
  • NICA

    *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

  • Business Development
  • Business and Finance
  • Design, Media and ICT
  • Educational Leadership and Student Experience
  • Foundation and Pathways
  • Health, Science, Education and Social Services
  • Trades and Engineering Technology

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Development)

Professor Aleksandar Subic

  • Swinburne Research Office
  • Graduate Research and Research Training
  • International Research Engagement and Development
  • Research Business Development, Innovation and Commercialisation
  • Research Performance (International Rankings and Research Assessments)
  • Research Policy and Impact
  • Research Quality
  • Research Institutes
  • Swinburne Innovation Precinct
  • Digital Research and Innovation Capability Platform
  • Swinburne Ventures

Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer Sarawak

Professor Janet Gregory

  • Academic Affairs
  • Audit and Risk
  • Business Development and Liaison
  • Finance and Business Analysis
  • Government and External Liaison
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Research and Consultancy
  • Student and Corporate Services
  • Student Engagement

Vice-President (Engagement)(Acting)

Ms Jane Ward

  • Advancement
  • Collaborations and Partnerships
  • Government Affairs
  • Industry Solutions
  • Multicultural Engagement
  • Professional Placements
  • Student Engagement
  • Swinburne Student Amenities Association

Vice-President (People and Culture)

Ms Rita Cincotta

  • HR Partnering and Advice
  • Internal Communications
  • Organisational Development
  • Payroll, Systems and Reporting
  • Workplace Relations and OHS

Vice-President (Students)

Dr Andrew J Smith

  • Academic Services
  • Customer Service and Relations
  • External Communications
  • Health Services
  • Information Resources
  • International and Student Operations
  • Marketing and Future Students
  • Student Communications

Chief Operating Officer

Mr Andrew Field

  • Facilities and Services (including BRAM)
  • Finance*
  • Information Technology
  • Strategy and Business Innovation

    *CFO has a dotted reporting line to VC and President