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Our portfolios

Our portfolios and professional service units support our operations

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:

  • Vice-Chancellor
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education)
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy and Services)
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
  • Vice-President (Advancement)
  • Vice-President (External Engagement)
  • Vice-President (Operations)
  • Vice-President (Strategy)

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.


High-level offices and professional services units

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 President (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.

Contact COS

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

  • General enquiries: +61 2 9351 3487
  • Emergencies (24 hours): +61 2 9351 3333

The Education Portfolio is responsible for enhancing the student experience and the quality of our teaching and learning.

The Portfolio oversees our curriculum, education strategy, graduate research, educational integrity, quality and analytics, educational innovation, and academic enrichment.

Contact the Education Portfolio.

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External Engagement leads our work to improve coordination of the University’s external engagement activities, and includes Student Recruitment and Admissions, Media and Public Relations, Marketing and Communications, the Events Office and Museums and Cultural Engagement.

Contact External Engagement

External Engagement
+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

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.

Investment Report 2022 (pdf, 502.3KB)

Investment Report 2021 (pdf, 514KB)

Investment Report 2020 (pdf, 422KB)

Investment Report 2019 (pdf, 336KB)

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.

Olivia Perks
General Counsel
+61 2 9036 5277

Hope Warner
Executive Officer to General Counsel
+61 2 9036 5277

The General Counsel is responsible for the following services.

Legal 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:

  • corporate and commercial
  • employment, administrative and discrimination law as well as student affairs
  • intellectual property (IP), commercial and research 
  • property and construction
  • philanthropy and trusts.

Lydia Sorial
Senior Solicitor, Corporate and Commercial

Mike Clarke
Senior Solicitor, Intellectual Property, Commercial and Research

Ashley Fry
Senior Solicitor, Employment, Administrative and Discrimination Law

Belinda Walker
Senior Solicitor, Property and Construction

Katrina Williams
Senior Solicitor, Trusts and Philanthropy

Policy Management Unit 

Develops and manages the University’s internal policy framework and provides policy advice to administrative portfolios and faculties. Manages the Policy Register.

Kerrie Henderson
University Policy Manager

Trusts Office 

Responsible for the Gift Management Register and advice and support in relation to the permitted use of donations and bequests to the University.

Moira Keane
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 Government Relations team is co-located with the Higher Education Policy and Projects team within the Vice-Chancellor’s Office.

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.

Liz Hannan
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. 

See recent submissions to government

Tim Payne
Director, Higher Education Policy and Projects
+61 2 9351 4750

Human Resources is responsible for recruitment, professional development, equal opportunity employment and work, health and safety.

Contact Human Resources

Phone: +61 2 8627 1300


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


The Internal Audit team helps the University accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to reviewing the University’s systems and processes. It assists management to improve the effectiveness of its controls. The team identifies, investigates and appropriately addresses allegations of wrongdoing.

Internal Audit is also responsible for managing the University’s general insurance portfolio.

Internal Audit Framework (pdf, 200KB)
Internal Audit Charter (pdf, 65KB)

Report a wrongdoing

General enquiries:
+61 2 9351 4103

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


Phone: +61 2 8627 9918

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.

It also oversees our research centres, major facilities and commercial development and industry partnerships.

Contact the Research portfolio.

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The Strategy portfolio comprises Strategic Planning, Strategic Ventures and the Central Program Management Office.

Contact the Strategy portfolio.