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 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...
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 Shirley Leitch
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement)

Professor Shirley Leitch  »

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement) provides leadership across a broad portfolio, including international alliances and partnerships, national and international government relations,...
Vice-President (Engagement & Corporate Affairs)

Ms Jane O’Dwyer GAICD »

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...
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...
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...