Our complex organisation relies on a variety of highly skilled experts in education, research and professional services.
University-wide strategies and projects are managed by the relevant portfolios and led by the following senior executives:
Each portfolio is responsible for a specific suite of activities and strategic functions – both academic and administrative.
Find out more about our Senior Leadership Team.
The Advancement portfolio is responsible for providing the direction, coordination and management of the fundraising programs for the University including the major giving, planned giving and donor relations programs. It also engages with alumni and the broader community through a wide range of communications, events and engagement programs.
Contact alumni relations
+61 2 9036 9222
General gift enquiries and donations
+61 2 9552 2539
To donate money to support education and research, visit our giving page.
Within the portfolio of Vice-Principal (Operations) Central Operations Services (COS) is responsible for the ongoing use of our infrastructure, through a focus on the strategic whole-of-life asset management, protective services, safety, as well as enhanced delivery of essential operational services which delivers to our sustainability objectives.
COS manages building/facilities and ground services and maintenance, repairs, cleaning, internal mail, waste collection and recycling, protective services, building access, and venue bookings, and client-service teams.
If you’re a member of staff or a student, you can submit a service request or ask a question through Campus Assist or by calling 1300 226 787.
Contact Campus Security
The Portfolio oversees our curriculum, education strategy, graduate research, educational integrity, quality and analytics, educational innovation, and academic enrichment.
External Relations leads our work to improve coordination of the University’s external engagement activities, and includes Student Recruitment and Admissions, External Engagement, Media and Public Relations, Marketing and Communications, the Events Office and Museums and Cultural Engagement.
Contact External Relations
+61 2 9351 5100
Marketing and Communications
Our Financial Services team coordinates all aspects of our financial management and provides practical support for faculty and corporate financial operations, including reporting, billing, purchasing and payments.
Financial Services also manages the areas of Investment and Capital Management and Procurement Services.
Contact Financial Services
+61 2 9351 3133
Investment and Capital Management invests selected donations and bequests gifted to the University. These funds are invested to financially support intended academic and research outcomes.
Contact Investment and Capital Management
+61 2 9351 5400
The Office of General Counsel (OGC) is responsible for the provision of legal and other services to the University.
The General Counsel is authorised to accept process of service on behalf of the University.
Richard Fisher AM
+61 2 9036 5277
Executive Officer to General Counsel
+61 2 9036 5277
The General Counsel is responsible for the following services.
Provides legal advice to the Senate, the Chancellor, the Vice-Chancellor, senior executives and other officers. Coordinates any external legal services provided to the University.
The principal areas of practice of the Legal Services team are:
Director, Legal Services
Senior Solicitor, Corporate and Commercial
Senior Solicitor, Intellectual Property, Commercial and Research
Senior Solicitor, Employment, Administrative and Discrimination Law
Senior Solicitor, Property and Construction
Senior Solicitor, Trusts and Philanthropy
Manages and oversees access to the corporate recordkeeping system and the University Archives. Responsible for responding to FoI Requests under the Government Information (Public Access) Act and compliance by the University with its privacy obligations.
Prepares and maintains information on the University’s diverse governance relationships, including internal and external entities, archives and records management and legislative compliance.
+61 2 9351 4545
Develops and manages the University’s internal policy framework and provides policy advice to administrative portfolios and faculties. Manages the Policy Register.
University Policy Manager
Responsible for the Gift Management Register and advice and support in relation to the permitted use of donations and bequests to the University.
Director, Trusts Office
Our Office of Global Engagement develops innovative and focused partnerships with leading universities, government, industry and international organisations. It also manages a program of activities including overseas events, international networks and specialist units.
Find out more about our global engagement activities.
The team works closely with academic and professional staff to advance and support the University’s interests in all levels of government - federal, state and local - and with both elected representatives and senior public servants.
Manager, Government Relations
+61 2 8627 6182
Co-located with Government Relations within the Vice-Chancellor’s Office, our Higher Education Policy and Projects team provides advice to members of the University’s senior management team and staff around the University on developments in the external policy and funding relevant to its operations. The team works closely with departments across the University to coordinate its policy advice to government and other organisations. It also manages the early stages of projects arising from changes in government policy and funding.
Director, Higher Education Policy and Projects
+61 2 9351 4750
The Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy and Services) leads our promotion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation, including engagement, education, research and participation, and our outreach to communities.
The office also implements the Indigenous strategy.
Contact the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy and Services)
Phone: 1800 622 742
Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is responsible for the development, implementation and support of technology-based services that support the core functions of the University.
Contact the ICT help desk
Phone: +61 2 9351 6000
Together with the Vice-Chancellor, the Provost is responsible for the general management of the University. The Provost is also responsible for the strategic leadership and operational delivery of our academic objectives.
Contact the Provost’s office.
The Research portfolio supports our research strengths and provides fertile ground for innovation. It also provides ongoing planning and research support, including help with grants, applications, scholarships and funding.
Contact the Research portfolio.
The Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor represents the Vice-Chancellor in a number of forums and is responsible for special projects approved by the Vice-Chancellor, including, as co-sponsor, the Sydney Operating Model program.
He also oversees Internal Audit, which helps the University accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach that improves the effectiveness of its controls. It identifies, investigates and appropriately addresses allegations of wrongdoing.
+61 2 8627 5504