New leadership team for UNE

Published 28 April 2015

The University of New England has greatly strengthened its management and leadership credentials with four industry leaders joining its Senior Executive.

Professor Sue Thomas has been appointed as UNE’s Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor. Prof. Thomas has extensive leadership experience in the University sector, in academic and research domains, as well as an MBA in Technology Management and a PhD in Microbiology. Since 2009 she has held the position of Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Vice-President at Charles Sturt University.

Dr Catherine Mackenzie joins UNE as the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic). Currently the Director of Studies at Selwyn College, Cambridge University UK, Dr Mackenzie has a distinguished career as a legal academic at the Australian National University, Oxford University and Cambridge University.

Mr Trevor Goldstone has been appointed as Pro Vice-Chancellor (External Relations). Mr Goldstone career has had a strong focus on business development and management within the university, government and private sector. He is currently the Director of External Engagement at James Cook University.

UNE’s new Chief Services Officer will be Professor Peter Creamer. Prof. Creamer has a long career in corporate development and management in the university sector in Australia and overseas. Currently the Vice President (Infrastructure) and Chief Information Officer at Victoria University, Prof. Creamer has extensive experience in facilities and infrastructure management.

UNE Vice-Chancellor, Professor Annabelle Duncan, said the high level appointments are the result of a worldwide recruitment search and demonstrate the calibre of UNE’s reputation in the sector.

“I am delighted to have such talented and innovative professionals joining the management team at UNE,” Prof. Duncan said.

“Their skills as individuals and as a collective enhance and complement our existing Senior Executive.

“They join the University at a time when we are experiencing great change in the sector and their expertise will be invaluable in setting the strategic direction for UNE – ensuring we remain a strong and competitive University.”

Prof. Thomas, Dr Mackenzie, Mr Goldstone and Prof. Creamer will commence their positons early in the second half of 2015.