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Executive staff

Professor Judyth SachsDeputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President, Academic

FACE FACEL MAICD BS MA PhD

Contact Information

DVCA Suite, Building 1, Room C87
Telephone: +61 2 6201 5064
Email: DeputyVice-ChancellorAcademic@canberra.edu.au
Postal Address: University of Canberra, ACT 2601
Website: www.canberra.edu.au/about-uc/learning-at-uc

Executive Assistant: Ms Cheryl Henschell
Telephone: +61 2 6201 5064
Email: DeputyVice-ChancellorAcademic@canberra.edu.au

Biography

Professor Sachs holds a PhD in Anthropology of Education from the University of Queensland. She has had a distinguished career as an educator, administrator and change agent. She has held senior positions at Griffith University, the University of Sydney and most recently at Macquarie University where she was Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost from 2006 to 2014. At Macquarie, she was responsible for the restructuring of the university, establishment of a policy framework and quality assurance and improvement protocols, and renewal of the undergraduate curriculum and post graduate coursework. Her greatest legacy at Macquarie is the multiple award-winning PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) program, which every student must complete.

Since leaving Macquarie, Professor Sachs has worked as a consultant with KPMG and established her own consulting business where she has completed projects in curriculum renewal, identifying best practice in Work Integrated Learning and run workshops on leadership.

Professor Leigh Sullivan

Professor Leigh Sullivan

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research and Innovation

Contact Information


Telephone: +61 2 6201 2884
Email: DVCR&I@canberra.edu.au
Postal Address: University of Canberra, ACT 2601

Executive Assistant: Mrs Karina Doblander-Azurin
Telephone: +61 2 6201 2884
Email: DVCR&I@canberra.edu.au

Biography

Professor Leigh Sullivan holds a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Honors) and a Doctor of Philosophy from The University of Sydney. He joined the University of Canberra in November 2018 from Federation University Australia where he was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research and Innovation. Prior to this, Leigh has held many senior roles at both Federation University Australia and Southern Cross University including Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Development), Dean, Graduate Studies, and he is the founding Director of Southern Cross GeoScience, a Special Research Centre.

Professor Leigh Sullivan has an international reputation for his research in geochemistry, especially on acid sulfate soils and carbon biosequestration. He has published over 300 articles, books and chapters. He was the Chair of the International Union of Soil Sciences’ Acid Sulfate Soil Working Group between 2002-2010 and then again between 2014-2018. Professor Sullivan has also secured international patents arising from his research activities and is currently a Director of two R&D companies formed to commercialise these intellectual properties.

Professor Sullivan has been Deputy Chair and member of the Physics, Chemistry and Environment Panel for the Australian Research Council’s College of Experts (2012-2014). He has also served on other Australian Research Council advisory and selection committees including those for Centres for Excellence (2015-2016) and the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA 2015).

At Federation University part of Professor Sullivan’s portfolio was responsibility for Federation University Technology Park, the largest regional technology park in Australia which comprised of 65 enterprises (including IBM), employing over 1,250 employees, having a capital value of $100 million, and contributing over $300 million pa to the local economy.

Professor Sullivan has contributed to the development of numerous environmental policies and activities both as chair and member of advisory committees for State and Commonwealth Governments and statutory authorities. Most recently he was lead author of a series of national guidance manuals on acid sulfate soil assessment and management published in 2018 for the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.

Ms Belinda Robinson

Vice-President, University Relations and Strategy

Contact information

Location: Building 1, Level D, Room 128
Telephone: 02 6206 8766
Email: VPUR&S@canberra.edu.au
Postal address: University of Canberra, ACT 2601

Executive Assistant: Ann McDowell
Telephone: 02 6201 2092
EmailAnn.McDowell@canberra.edu.au

Biography

Ms Belinda Robinson is the Vice-President, University Relations and Strategy at the University of Canberra. Belinda is responsible for providing leadership to a diverse team of professionals to deliver strategies, solutions and services in line with the University’s strategic plan Distinctive by Design. Her primary responsibility is to engage with external stakeholders to promote the role the University plays in the local, national and international market.

Belinda is regarded as one of the most experienced and respected experts in the higher education sector in Australia. She spent seven years leading Australia’s peak university body, Universities Australia, before starting at the University in 2018. Prior to Universities Australia, she served as Chief Executive of a number of peak industry representative bodies and has held senior positions in national, state and local governments – including eight years in senior roles with the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Belinda holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New England and graduated with a Master of Environmental Law from the Australian National University. She is an experienced company director of ASX listed entities and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She was recently appointed the Independent Chair of the Board of Directors of the Cooperative Research Centres Association.

Mrs Vicki Williams

Vice-President and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Finance and Infrastructure

Contact Information

Location: Building 1, Room D139
Telephone: +61 2 6201 5045
Email: VPFI@canberra.edu.au
Postal Address: University of Canberra, ACT 2601

Executive Assistant: Ms Alexis Johnson
Telephone: +61 2 6201 5045
Email: VPFI@canberra.edu.au

Biography

Mrs Vicki Williams is the Vice-President and Deputy Vice-Chancellor Finance and Infrastructure at the University of Canberra (UC).  Vicki has responsibility for the University’s core business services of Finance, Commercial Services, Campus Estate, Information Management and Technology, Quality, Business Process 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.

Kirsty Dwyer

Chief Executive, People & Diversity

Contact Information

Location: Building 1, Level C, Room 6
Postal Address: University of Canberra, ACT 2601

Executive Assistant: Ms Priya Larsen
Telephone: +61 2 6201 2026
Email: CEP&D@canberra.edu.au

Mrs Kirsty Dwyer is the Chief Executive, People and Diversity at the University of Canberra. Kirsty 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.

Kirsty commenced at the University of Canberra in February 2014 initially as the Director Human Resources. Kirsty’s experience spans private and public sector organisations across the spectrum of Business Management including operations, line management, people management, sales and account management, financial performance and customer service delivery. A move into Human Resources leadership positions over the past 15 years covers strategy, organisation design and development, transformational change, HR services and issues management, HR systems, analytics and reporting, talent management, workforce  planning, industrial relations and recruitment.

Kirsty holds a Bachelor of Business and a Masters in Human Resource Management coupled with accreditations in a range of assessment, development and psychometric testing tools. Kirsty is a Certified Professional of the Australian Human Resource Institute and a past AHRI council representative and holds membership with the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Kirsty is active in her community, is a Rotarian, enjoys music and is married with 3 children.