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. 

Governance

Chancellor

Mr Graham Goldsmith

Vice-Chancellor and President

Professor Linda Kristjanson

Academic Senate

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

Portfolios 

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)

Professor Duncan Bentley

  • Commercial Partnerships PVC – vacant
  • Education & Quality PVC – Prof Chris Pilgrim
  • Learning Transformations PVC – vacant
  • Faculty of Business & Law* – Executive Dean Prof Michael Gilding
  • Faculty of Health, Arts & Design* – Executive Dean Prof Scott Thompson-Whiteside
  • Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology* – Executive Dean Prof John Wilson

    *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

  • Dept of Business & Finance Director – Ms Mish Eastman
  • Dept of Design, Media & ICT Director – Ms Simona Jobbagy
  • Dept of Educational Leadership & Student Experience Director – Ms Pauline Farrell
  • Dept of Foundation & Pathways Director – Ms Kathleen Drew
  • Dept of Health, Science & Community Director – Ms Christine Hayes
  • Dept of Trades & Engineering Technology Director – Ms Sharon Rice
  • PAVE Operations Director – Ms Caryn Phillips

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Development)

Professor Aleksandar Subic

  • Graduate Research & Research Training PVC – Prof Bernadine Van Gramberg
  • International Research Engagement PVC – Prof Ajay Kapoor
  • Research Executive Director – Dr Tania Bezzobs
  • Research Development, Innovation & Commercialisation PVC – Prof Matthew Cuthbertson
  • Research Performance & Development PVC – Prof Alan Kin-Tak Lau
  • Research Policy & Impact PVC – Prof Beth Webster
  • Research Quality PVC – Prof Qing-Long Han
  • Data Science Research Institute Director – Prof Timos Sellis
  • Iverson Health Innovations Research Institute Director – vacant
  • Manufacturing Futures Research Institute Director – Prof Bronwyn Fox
  • Smart Cities Research Institute Director – vacant
  • 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 & Risk Manager – Mr Ahmad Hisham Abdul Halim
  • Business Development & Liaison Director – Mr James Ho Kok Chai
  • Finance & Business Analysis Manager – Ms Jessie Kok
  • Resources Manager – Ms Andrea Sim
  • Marketing & Communications Director – Mr Jagdish Singh
  • Research & Consultancy Director – A/Prof Wallace Wong
  • Student & Corporate Services Director – Ms Caroline Hon
  • Student Engagement Registrar & Director – Haji Hussain bin Taiban

Vice-President (Engagement)

Ms Jane Ward

  • Advancement Director – Ms Michelle MacGregor-Owen
  • Collaborations & Partnerships Director – vacant
  • Swinburne Professional Director – Mr Robert Chetwynd
  • Multicultural Engagement Director – Mr Chin Tan
  • Professional Placements Director – Ms Xenia Haysom
  • Student Engagement Director PVC – 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 Sue Baker
  • Head of P&C Services – Mr Steve Johnson
  • Head of Workplace Relations, Health, Safety & Wellbeing – Mr Tim Kelly

Vice-President (Students)

Dr Andrew J Smith

  • Academic Services Director – Ms Moyra Rheinberger
  • Customer Service & Relations Director – Ms Michelle Gillespie
  • External Communications Director – Ms Julia Scott
  • Information Resources Chief Digital Officer – Ms Teula Morgan
  • International & Student Operations Director – Ms Deb Langton
  • Marketing & Future Students, Chief Marketing Officer – Ms Sarah Graham

Chief Operating Officer

Mr Andrew Field

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

*CFO has a dotted reporting line to VC and President