Senior executive team
The senior executive team at Murdoch University are responsible for the strategic management and development of all aspects of university business.
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.
Professor Romy Lawson
The Provost is the deputy to the Vice Chancellor. The Provost’s role is to oversee academic endeavours for the University. This includes providing senior level strategic leadership for academic quality, student support and management, professional learning, course portfolio and delivery approaches, domestic student recruitment and building the capacity of our two Colleges.
Professor David Morrison
Deputy Vice Chancellor Research & Innovation
The DVC 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.
Professor Lyn Karstadt
Deputy Vice Chancellor International
The DVC International leads the University’s transnational education programs in Singapore and Dubai, and the development of strategic global partnerships to expand the reach of the University. This includes the University’s successful educational activities in the Middle East and Southeast Asia. The DVC-I also has oversight and responsibility for the University’s Alumni and Advancement activities.
Mr Darren McKee
Chief Operating Officer
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.
Mr Michael Conry
Chief Financial Officer
Mr David Harrison
Chief of Staff
The Chief of Staff to the Vice Chancellor oversees the University’s strategic external engagement, managing the Office of the Vice Chancellery, strategic projects, and planning and performance. The Chief of Staff provides strategic advice and support to the Vice Chancellor and the University Executive.