As an ambitious young university focused on embedding excellence, strong leadership and governance is our bedrock. It supports the smooth functioning of a complex organisation, allowing the many layers of leadership and multiple departments to work effectively together to deliver the best outcomes for students, staff and the wider community.
And ours is a more complex university than most. ACU is a public institution, recognised and funded by the Commonwealth Government, but also a public company. Our incorporation allows us to conduct ourselves as a Catholic university, and means we are governed in accordance with our constitution.
Leadership is a team effort
Working alongside our Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Greg Craven, the members of our leadership team are all responsible for a number of portfolios within the university from the four Faculties to Student Administration.
Our leadership team
Meet the men and women leading ACU into an exciting future. Making up the Senior Executive Group, our leadership team are dedicated to leading by example and living our mission and values everyday.
Led by the Chancellor and Pro-Chancellor, ACU is governed by a number of decision-making bodies, including the Senate and Academic Board.
Our chief governing body is the Senate, and the Academic Board is our senior academic governance committee. Read the responsibilities of these and associated groups, and learn more about their members.
Starting with our Constitution, there are a number of statutes, regulations and policies that law the foundations for how the University runs. Explore the documents for a better understanding of ACU’s principles.
Government plays a big role in legislating regulation for the Tertiary sector. Beyond that, government is also a large-scale employer of university graduates and a source of funding. We actively engage with government to provide the best outcomes for our students and the University.