Under the organisational structure of Murdoch University, the Vice Chancellor is the chief executive officer and academic principal of the University. The Vice Chancellor is tasked with the leadership and development of the University, and the achievement of its Strategic Plan.
Professor Eeva Leinonen
The Vice Chancellor is the most senior executive position at Murdoch University – serving as both the principal academic officer and chief executive officer for the university. The Vice Chancellor embodies the values of Murdoch and promotes the university's external goals, including stakeholder relations and community engagement. The Vice Chancellor encourages, promotes and facilitates the very best academic and organisational performance across the whole University.
Deputy Vice Chancellor – Education
Professor Romy Lawson
The Deputy The Deputy Vice Chancellor – Education will lead the University’s academic mission with respect to learning and teaching, curriculum development and student experience. This position is engaging with students to excel in academic support, flexible learning options and better employment outcomes through real world learning. In addition the DVC-education role was created to support the University’s ambitious plans for students, education and international development.
Deputy Vice Chancellor - Research & Innovation
Professor David Morrison
The Deputy Vice Chancellor - Research & Innovation has overall responsibility for the strategic direction and focus of research undertaken within the University. This position is active in developing closer research links and a funding base with both private and public sector users and providers. In addition the DVC-R&I is responsible for ensuring the promotion of research for the public good and educating the public about the benefits of research and its contribution to society.
Deputy Vice Chancellor – International
Professor Lyn Karstadt
The Deputy Vice Chancellor- International position at Murdoch University is driven on leading the University’s internationalisation focus, including transnational education programs in Singapore and Dubai, and the development of strategic global partners to expand the international reach of the University. With Murdoch University’s successful transitional education enterprises in the Middle East and Southeast Asia the DVC-International will lead on our bold international development plans.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr Darren McKee
The Chief Operating Officer is responsible for supporting the Vice-Chancellor on all matters of administration, management and people development. The COO’s responsibilities include infrastructure, finances, marketing, technology and people and culture.