Mr Christopher Price
Chris Price is the Chief Operating Officer of the Australian National University, leading all professional and service functions across the University in support of the University's strategy. Chris's portfolio responsibilities include coordination of the University's budget, resource allocation and strategic planning, as well as the delivery of essential services such as finance, people and culture, and physical and digital infrastructure. Chris is also responsible for the development and implementation of the University's engagement. This includes communications and marketing, international strategy and relationships, and ANU engagement with government and the Commonwealth.
Chris was appointed COO in 2023, after serving as Chief of Staff, Head of the Vice-Chancellor's Portfolio and Director of the Office of the Vice-Chancellor at ANU. Prior to joining ANU in 2016, Chris spent four years as Senior Advisor and Chief of Staff to the Vice-Chancellor at the University of Newcastle, NSW. Chris began his career in the UK and spent eight years in leadership roles at the University of London, including four years managing international relations for the UCL Institute of Education.
Chris completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Warwick, holds an MBA in Higher Education Management from the UCL Institute of Education at the University of London, and was awarded the Public Leadership Credential (with distinction) from the Harvard Kennedy School. He also holds qualifications from the Chartered Institute of Marketing in the UK, and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.