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 Senior Management Group and the portfolios they oversee below.

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Vice-Chancellor & President

Professor Brian P. Schmidt AC FAA FRS

The Vice-Chancellor and President is the leader and chief executive officer of ANU. The Vice-Chancellor provides executive leadership to the University and takes overall responsibility for delivering…

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Professor Grady Venville
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)

Professor Grady Venville

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…

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Professor Keith Nugent
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation)

Professor Keith Nugent

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…

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Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education & Digital)

Professor Maryanne Dever

Professor Maryanne Dever holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from the University of Queensland and a Master of Arts (Hons) and PhD from the University of Sydney. Prior to joining ANU in 2021 she worked…

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Vice-President (First Nations)

Professor Peter Yu

Professor Peter Yu is a Yawuru man from Broome in the Kimberley region in Northwest Australia with over 40 years' experience in Indigenous development and advocacy in the Kimberley, and at the state…

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Vice-President (Advancement)

Mr Alex Furman

The Vice-President (Advancement) leads the strategic direction for Advancement activities across the University, encompassing fundraising, alumni and stakeholder relations, and operations. The goals…

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Anna Tsikouris
Chief Financial Officer

Ms Anna Tsikouris

The Chief Financial Officer provides financial leadership and strategic business advice to the Vice-Chancellor, Executive, University and Council.  As Interim CFO Anna oversees: Development and…

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