Senior executive team

The senior executive team at Murdoch University are responsible for the strategic management and development of all aspects of university business.


 
Eeva Leinonen

Professor Eeva Leinonen
Vice Chancellor

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.

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Romy Lawson

Professor Romy Lawson
Provost

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.

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David Morrison

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.

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Lyn Karstadt

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.

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Darren McKee

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.

Michael Conry

Mr Michael Conry
Chief Financial Officer

The Chief Financial Officer is the lead financial advisor to the Vice Chancellor and University Executive. The CFO is responsible for development of the finance strategy and framework to meet the demands for the development of the University.
David Harrison

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.

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Catherine Itsiopoulos

Professor Catherine Itsiopoulos
Pro Vice Chancellor College of Science, Health, Engineering and Education

The Pro Vice Chancellor College of Science, Health, Engineering and Education provides academic and executive leadership across the College's activities. The PVC is accountable for fostering a culture of innovation and continuous improvement, high quality student experience, research excellence, and productive external engagement. She is responsible for leading the College in the delivery of Murdoch's strategic plan.
Grant O'Neill

Professor Grant O'Neill
Pro Vice Chancellor College of Arts, Business, Law and Social Sciences

The Pro Vice Chancellor College of Arts, Business, Law and Social Sciences provides academic and executive leadership across the College’s activities. The PVC is accountable for fostering a culture of innovation and continuous improvement, high quality student experience, research excellence, and productive external engagement. He is responsible for leading the College in the delivery of Murdoch’s strategic plan.

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