Leadership at Curtin
The day-to-day running of the University is under the leadership of the Vice-Chancellor and a group of senior officers from academic and corporate areas.
The University Council is our governing authority according to the Curtin University Act 1966. The Chancellor leads the council. The Senior Executive Team (SET) is an advisory body that meets weekly to advise the Vice-Chancellor on strategic and operational issues. All decisions are actioned in accordance with the delegations contained in the Register of Delegations.
Senior Executive Team
The Senior Executive Team (SET) is responsible for establishing and overseeing matters relating to the University’s strategic positioning and strategy implementation.
The SET develops the University’s strategic plan, prepares the annual University budget, monitors performance against plans and budgets, and oversees the University’s strategic projects.
The team also provides advice on matters that impact on the long-term direction of the University. It has the capacity to establish sub-committees to provide more focused discussion around specific projects, process and governance issues.
The team usually meets each Thursday morning and relevant outcomes from the meetings are shared by SET members with their teams and by the Vice-Chancellor through the Note to Staff and other means of communication.
For any queries about the SET, please contact the Vice-Chancellor’s Chief of Staff on +61 8 9266 1867.
Professor Harlene Hayne
Professor Jeremy Kilburn
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic
Professor Paul Brunton
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research (Interim)
Professor Lindy Fitzgerald
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, International
Professor Seth Kunin
Chief Operating Officer
Mrs Fiona Notley
Interim Pro Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Business and Law
Professor Vanessa Chang
Interim Pro Vice-Chancellor, Health Sciences
Professor Helen McCutcheon
Pro Vice-Chancellor, Humanities
Professor Richard Blythe
Pro Vice-Chancellor, Science and Engineering
Professor Mark Ogden
Pro Vice-Chancellor Curtin Singapore
Professor Linley Lord
Pro Vice-Chancellor Curtin Dubai
Professor Ammar Kaka
Pro-Vice Chancellor and President, Curtin Malaysia
Professor Simon Leunig
Pro-Vice Chancellor and President Curtin Mauritius
Professor Lina Pelliccione
Chief Financial Officer
Mr David Menarry
Chief Strategy Officer
Dr Marco Schultheis
Chief Legal Officer
Mr Al Donald