Our executive team are experts in education and their field of specialisation. Discover more about their dedication to high-quality education, service and experience.
Meet our executive team
Vice-Chancellor and President of Swinburne
Professor Pascale Quester guides Swinburne’s vision to be a world-class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation.
Professor Chris Pilgrim
Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer
Professor Karen Hapgood
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research
Professor Simon Ridings
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, External Engagement
Professor Pip Pattison
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education, Experience and Employability) (Interim)
Chief Operating Officer
Dr Werner van der Merwe
Vice President (Innovation and Enterprise)
Meet Swinburne's Pro Vice-Chancellors who lead strategic areas including research, education and student advancement.
Professor John Evans
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement)
Professor Qing-Long Han
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Quality)
Professor Lau Hieng Ho
Pro Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer (Sarawak)
Professor Tara Magdalinski
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education and Quality)
Dr Douglas Proctor
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement)
Professor Beth Webster
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Impact and Translation)
Pro Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive Vocational Education (Acting)
Explore how Swinburne is governed
The Academic Senate provides up-to-date advice to Council on the conduct and content of all programs and courses.
The Council is responsible for the affairs of the university, overseeing statutes and regulations, finances, management and policy frameworks.