Corporate Services - Executive Appointments

Updated: 5 months ago

Job no:498718
Work type:full-time
Categories:Finance, Information Technology, Trades & Services

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is a member of the prestigious Group-of-Eight leading Australian research-intensive universities.  With a reputation for international excellence and ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world, UWA's continued success is on target for its longer term goal of reaching the world top 50 by 2050.

The Corporate Services portfolio provides leadership and delivery of a number of core functions of the University including Finance, Campus Management, Information Technology and Service Delivery Centres. 


The Executive Director (ED), Corporate Services is a member of the University Executive and is responsible for the overall strategy, leadership and operations of the Corporate Services portfolio.  Working with a team of dedicated experts, the ED, Corporate Services will be expected to provide outstanding leadership, and enhance and build capability while aligning performance and outcomes with the University's strategic priorities.

Strong collaboration and the ability to build constructive and effective relationships both across the portfolio and beyond with relevant stakeholders regionally, nationally and internationally will be crucial. To be successful in this role, candidates will have demonstrated experience in leading a complex organisation through transformation and change while driving a high performance, service oriented culture.


The role of CIO is a critical one, responsible for providing strategic leadership and management of best practice IT and digital activity in order to support the activities of the University and improve operational effectiveness.

Complete with a mandate to design and implement a comprehensive Information Technology and Digital Strategy, the appointment is key to ensuring the University is well positioned to achieve its strategic goals and provide a world class education platform for current and future students.


The CFO, in close partnership with key stakeholders, provides a strategic fiscal vision and operational plan for the University whilst ensuring a high level of innovation, transparency, collaboration and accountability.  The CFO will develop and operationalise a financial strategy that supports the University's strategic priorities, inspiring a more agile financial organisation.

With responsibility for accurate financial planning and reporting, operating and capital budgets, risk and debt management, the CFO is joining at a critical time for reimagining the financial infrastructure of the University.


The DCM oversees the aesthetic delivery of the Crawley Campus, acclaimed as one of the most beautiful in the world, together with a campus in the Perth suburb of Claremont, and one in Albany, in the south of Western Australia. 

The DCM leads multi-disciplinary teams of professional staff, clients, stakeholders, consultants, and contractors responsible for managing the University's estate, and provides strategic leadership across campus planning and design, delivery of major capital development, and facilities based client services. 

Closing date for all applications: Monday, 24th April 2017

To learn more about these outstanding leadership opportunities, please contact our partner consultants at Odgers Berndtson:

Executive Director Corporate Services

Caroline Dever

Phone: +61 429 939 399


Chief Information Officer

Paul Rush

Phone: +61 2 8905 3734


Chief Finance Officer

Phil McCann

Phone: +61 2 8905 3704


Director Campus Management

Paul Hill

Phone: +61 407 766 756


Advertised:20 Mar 2017 W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close:24 Apr 2017 11:55 PM W. Australia Standard Time

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