Departures at QUT and who gets to call the Boss boss at VU

Leadership changes at QUT

The university’s provost Carol Dickenson will retire at year end and DVC Research and Innovation Arun Sharma will leave on July 31. Dean of Law John Humphrey is also going, returning to private practise mid-June.  Nursing school head Patsy Yates will be DVC R while a successor to Professor Sharma is recruited.

Vice Chancellor Margaret Sheil tells staff she expects the new provost and DVC R will be in place “for 2020”.

Changes at Victoria U roll on

Early this month Vice Chancellor Peter Dawkins appointed a new DVC R, Corinne Reid from the University of Edinburgh, and changed the titles of three top staff ( CMM April 4). Yesterday he announced a new PVC position to lead business and law, which will become an academic “cluster”.

Professor Dawkins has also reduced his direct reports, from all eleven members of the Senior Executive Group, to five. The portfolios in his VC’s Executive are, research, future students and planning, senior deputy VCvoc ed and pathways and COO.


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