University Executive

The ANU Executive Leadership Team is headed by our Vice-Chancellor, President and Chief Executive Officer Professor Brian P. Schmidt AC.  Professor Schmidt and his team develop and implement strategies, policies and procedures to support ANU to meet its strategic goals and operational needs.

Learn more about the Executive Leadership Team and the portfolios they oversee.

Executive structure

Executive structure
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Professor Brian Schmidt

Professor Brian P. Schmidt AC FAA FRS

The Vice-Chancellor is the President and Chief Executive Officer of ANU. The Vice-Chancellor guides strategy and day-to-day leadership for the University and is also a member of the Council....
Professor Mike Calford

Professor Mike Calford

Professor Calford, has come to ANU from the position of Provost of the University of Tasmania. He has served in senior leadership in Australian higher education for more than 15 years. His leadership...
Professor Margaret Harding
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation)

Professor Margaret Harding

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) is responsible for the development and implementation of strategies, policies and systems to achieve the University's strategic goals in research...
Professor Marnie Hughes-Warrington
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)

Professor Marnie Hughes-Warrington

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) holds responsibility for the establishment and satisfaction of academic standards at ANU, including the delivery of an exceptional educational and student...
Chris Grange
Chief Operating Officer

Mr Chris Grange

The Chief Operating Officer provides leadership to service divisions and brings a support-services perspective to strategic discussions. The portfolio's key roles are to: Ensure that administration...
Professor Michael Cardew-Hall
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Innovation)

Professor Michael Cardew-Hall

The Pro Vice-Chancellor (Innovation) provides leadership of strategic initiatives to build growth in research and education outcomes through strategic partnerships with industry, government and not-...
Professor Richard Baker
Pro Vice-Chancellor (University Experience)

Professor Richard Baker

The Pro Vice-Chancellor (University Experience) provides leadership of strategic initiatives that promote student and staff equity, Indigenous Reconciliation and improve the quality of the student...
Grady Venville
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education)

Professor Grady Venville

As Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education) at the Australian National University, Professor Grady Venville has executive responsibility for special educational initiatives within the academic portfolio. The...
Vice-President (Engagement & Corporate Affairs)

Ms Jane O’Dwyer

The Vice-President (Engagement & Corporate Affairs) works with colleagues across the University to lead innovative, strategic engagement activity that enhances the unique position and nature of...
Barbara Miles
Vice-President (Advancement)

Ms Barbara Miles

The Vice-President (Advancement) leads the strategic direction for Advancement activities across the University. This is achieved through collaboration with all areas, and in particular, working with...

Reporting business units:

ANU Advancement
Adam Black
Chief Financial Officer

Mr Adam Black

The Chief Financial Officer provides financial leadership and strategic business advice to the Vice-Chancellor, Executive, University and Council.  As standing Deputy to the Chief Operating Officer,...

Reporting business units:

Finance & Business Services