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

Our organisational structure

Swinburne's management, educational and research structure includes our Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor and President, Academic Senate and executive team


Our complex organisation relies on a variety of highly skilled experts in education, research and professional services. Lead by our senior executives and Vice-Chancellor, our structure is comprised of several portfolios, each responsible for a specific suite of activities and strategic functions, both academic and administrative.


Position Name
Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer Professor Chris Pilgrim
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education and Quality) Professor Tara Magdalinski
Pro Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive (Vocational Education and Training) Mr Andrew Kong
Dean, School of Business, Law and Entrepreneurship Professor Keryn Chalmers
Dean, School of Social Sciences, Media, Film and Education Professor Mia Lindgren
Dean, School of Design and Architecture Professor Jane Burry
Dean, School of Health Sciences Professor Bruce Thompson
Dean, School of Engineering Professor Emad Gad
Dean, School of Science, Computing and Engineering Technologies Professor Alex Stojcevski
Director, Schools Operations Ms Jayne Borensztajn
Director, Schools Operations Ms Roberta Anderson
Director, Schools Operations Ms Deryn Vahl-Meyer

Education, Experience and Employability

Position Name
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education, Experience and Employability) Professor Sarah Maddison
Director, Student Administration and Library Services Michelle Gillespie
Director, Learning Transformations Associate Professor Linda Corrin
Director, Student Engagement Associate Professor Nadine Zacharias
Director, Employability Professor Ruth Bridgstock


Position Name
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research Professor Karen Hapgood
Pro Vice-Chancellor (International and Digital Research) Professor Alan Kin-Tak Lau
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Impact and Translation) Professor Beth Webster
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Quality) Professor Qing-Long Han
Director, Research Services Dr Tania Bezzobs
Swinburne Chief Scientist Professor Virginia Kilborn
Dean, Graduate Research Professor Georgina Kelly


Position Name
Vice-President, Innovation & Enterprise Dr Werner van der Merwe
Executive Director, Swinburne Edge Craig McCallum
Director, Commercial Innovation Abhay (Abs) Seth
Director, Design Factory Melbourne Dr Anita Kocsis
Director, Industry Engagement Ros Hore

Global and Community Engagement

Position Name
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global and Community Engagement) – Interim Dr Andrew J Smith
Pro Vice-Chancellor, Global Engagement Dr Douglas Proctor
Pro Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer, Swinburne Sarawak Ir. Professor Lau Hieng Ho
Director, Government, Industry and Community Engagement Chris Hennessy
Director, Advancement Belinda Collins
Chief Marketing Officer Carolyn Bendall
Executive Director, Reconciliation Strategy and Leadership and Executive Director, Moondani Toombadool Centre Professor Andrew Gunstone


Position Name
Chief Operating Officer Nancy Collins
Chief Financial Officer Michael O’Shea
Chief Information Officer Phillip Roe
Director, Facilities and Services Mhairi Donohoe
Director, Sustainability and Procurement Rhiannon Jones
Director, Strategic Planning and Data Analytics Vicky Rosios
Director, People and Culture Nigel Waugh
Associate Director, Health and Wellbeing Services Glenda Langford
General Counsel Tom Rowan
Director Commercial David McCall

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