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Executive staff

Geoff Crisp

Professor Geoff Crisp


DVCA Suite, Building 1, Room C87
+61 2 6201 5064

Professor Crisp completed his Bachelor of Science (Honours, First Class) at the University of Queensland in 1977 and his PhD in Chemistry at the Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University in 1981. After completing a Humboldt Fellowship at the Max Planck Institute in Mulheim an der Ruhr and postdoctoral positions at Colorado State University and the Australian National University, Geoff began his first academic appointment in 1985 in the Chemistry Department at the University of Melbourne.

In 1988 he moved to the Chemistry Department at the University of Adelaide and continued discipline research and teaching until 2001. Professor Crisp developed his passion for learning and teaching as well as continuing his work in chemistry during this time, being Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching for the Faculty of Science from 1999-2001. Professor Crisp was actively involved in the development of online learning and was appointed the Director of the Online Learning and Teaching Unit in 2001 to oversee the implementation of the university online system.

From 2002-2011, Professor Crisp was the Director of the Centre for Learning and Professional Development at the University of Adelaide and was the Dean, Learning and Teaching at RMIT University in Melbourne from 2012-2015.

In 2016 he moved to the University of New South Wales in Sydney as Pro Vice Chancellor (Education) where he has specific responsibility for academic policy, online provision, academic development and the learning environment.

Professor Crisp has received a number of prizes in his career, including the University of Adelaide’s Stephen Cole the Elder Prize (Excellence in Teaching) in 1999; the Royal Australian Chemical Institute Stranks Medal for Chemical Education in 2003 and Australian Learning and Teaching Council Fellowships in 2006 and 2009. Professor Crisp is a HERDSA Fellow and a Principal Fellow of the HEA.

Vicki Williams

Mrs Vicki Williams

Building 1, Room D139
+61 2 6201 5045

Mrs Vicki Williams is the Chief Operating Officer, Vice-President Operations at the University of Canberra (UC). Vicki has responsibility for the University’s core business services of Finance, Commercial, Campus operations and development, Digital Information Technology, People and Diversity (Human Resources), Quality and Service Improvement, and Planning and Analytics. Her primary responsibility is to provide strong financial guidance and sound business acumen to support and enable the delivery of the University’s education, research and campus development objectives.

Vicki has held senior leadership positions for over 25 years managing the delivery of services across finance, human resources, information technology, capital program delivery, facilities and asset management. This experience has been developed across a broad range of industries in management roles with PwC, Walter Turnbull, Calvary Health Care, AirServices Australia, the Housing Industry Association (HIA) and Prime Television.

Vicki is an alumnus of the University of Canberra, is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, a graduate of the Australian Institute of Directors Company Directors program, and a member of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Corporate group, a committee of Universities Australia. Prior to her appointment into this role, Vicki held the position of UC’s Chief Finance Officer and Director of Finance and Business Services for a period of five years. Her extensive and practical knowledge of a diverse range of business models complements her sound contribution to the strategic leadership of the University.

Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research and Enterprise

Professor Mick Cardew-Hall

+61 2 6201 2884


Professor Mick Cardew-Hall is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and Institution of Engineers Australia. Before joining academia in 1993, he held technical and management positions in the aerospace industry in the United Kingdom. Since joining academia, he has been an active researcher and collaborated with industry partners, particularly in the automotive sector.

Professor Cardew-Hall holds several senior positions including Chair of the Board of Australian Scientific Instruments, the Social Research Centre Pty Ltd, ANU Connect Ventures, Executive Chair of WearOptimo Pty Ltd, and is a Venture Partner with Significant Capital Ventures. He has also been involved in spin-off start-up companies, and has served as Director of Lithicon AS, Simile Systems, Cicada Innovations and CBRIN. Professor Cardew-Hall also has ongoing interests in technology transfer, commercialisation and industrial policy.

He was Pro-Vice Chancellor-Innovation/CEO ANU Enterprise at the ANU for eleven years, was Head of Department of Engineering, Deputy Dean, and Acting Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at the ANU. In 2020, when he stepped down from the ANU, he was awarded Professor Emeritus.

Professor Cardew-Hall will lead the Research and Enterprise Portfolio whilst we search for the next Deputy Vice Chancellor Research and Enterprise.

Mrs Wendy Flint

Building 1, Level D, Room 135

Executive Advisor
Amy McGarry
+61 2 6201 2026

Mrs Wendy Flint is the acting Chief Executive, People and Diversity at the University of Canberra. Wendy holds responsibility for the University’s people. The portfolio covers the people and workforce strategy and design, safety and wellbeing, diversity, equity, inclusion and access, talent attraction and retention, engagement and development.

Wendy joined the University of Canberra is 2015 as Deputy Director of Human Resources. Wendy has over 25 years of HR generalist and specialist knowledge both internationally and within Australia. Wendy is highly skilled in Training Delivery, Management, Succession Planning, Organizational Development, and Recruiting. Wendy takes a highly collaborative and participative approach and believes in making a measurable contribution through network leadership and a partnering approach.

Wendy holds a CIPD focused in Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General degree from Wokingham & Bracknell College UK.