Good directors talk about action, great directors take it. Get an overview of our directorates – the departments, offices, units and teams that ensure the day-to-day running of ACU – as well as the directors they report into. 

On the path to impact

ACU is more than its campuses and cafes. Our university is a living, breathing ecosystem of academics, staff and students, who each bring to it their skills and experience – and willingness to learn for a better world for everyone.

So this ecosystem flourishes, each directorate, faculty, office and unit is overseen by one or more directors. These directors specialise in a vital function of the University, including learning and teaching, student services, strategy, operations, academia and research.

Find out who reports to whom with our directorate overview. Alternatively, jump to a specific director or directing team using the anchor links below:

Vice-Chancellor and President


Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Vice-Chancellor

  • Finance Directorate
  • Governance Directorate
  • General Counsel
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing and External Relations
  • Planning and Strategic Management
  • Properties and Facilities
  • Student Administration

Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students, Learning and Teaching)

Vice President


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Leadership and governance

Find out how we get good things done. Learn more about our leaders, key decision-making bodies, and organisational and governance structures.

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Our history

Discover the story of ACU so far. Read about our founding antecedent institutions and campus histories, and learn about St Mary MacKillop.

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Strategic plan

Developed with our partners and guided by our mission and values, our Strategic Plan 2015-2020 is the highest-level plan for the University. 

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Find staff

To connect with one of our staff members, you can find their office contact details by searching our staff directory.

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