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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.

Professor Leigh Sullivan

Professor Leigh Sullivan

+61 2 6201 2884

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.

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.