VC Search

The advertisement for the new Vice-Chancellor and President position closed on Monday 29 May 2023.  

We have encouraged staff and students to let us know the qualities and attributes that are important to our community in our next Vice-Chancellor.

We have received some great and useful feedback to better understand the needs and priorities of our community and ensure we select a candidate who is the right fit for ANU. 

Your opinions and feedback are confidential and will only be used for the purpose of informing our search for a new Vice-Chancellor. If you have any feedback or questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to our People and Culture team at or fill our anonymous form

Feedback received

The community engagement feedback for the next ANU Vice-Chancellor is currently highlighting a need for a progressive, innovative, and forward-thinking leader with a strong academic background. Other key themes include a focus on diversity, equity, inclusion. Strong leadership, management, and communication skills are important, as is a genuine care for student and staff well-being and challenges.

Additionally, promoting sustainability and combating climate change, integrating technology with research and teaching, and aiming for diverse representation are crucial. Moreover, some members of the ANU community have suggested specific candidates. We will pass on all candidate recommendation to our search partners to be included in the process. 

People and Culture Team are still receiving feedback so feel free to email the team or fill out the anonymous form

VC Search Consultations

Keep an eye out in the University's weekly newsletter On Campus for upcoming VC Search Consultations.

VC Search Consultation for ANU Staff

Tuesday 20 June, 11.00 am - 12.00pm

Online event via zoom



Hosted by Naomi Flutter, Pro-Chancellor

  • Join the town hall discussion with the Pro-Chancellor Naomi Flutter. 
  • We will share an overview of the process to date and reflect on the ANU Community feedback to date.
  • Be part of this interactive session and share your input to this critically important appointment process for our Community.


Please register your attendance here