Deputy Vice-Chancellors

The position of Deputy Vice-Chancellor – to assist the Vice-Chancellor as the Vice-Chancellor may require – has existed since 1955.

Today, together with the Vice-Chancellor, the deputy vice-chancellors form a leadership team that contributes to decision-making across the University on all significant issues covering strategy, management, administration and related policies.

Titles of Deputy Vice-Chancellor with a specific designation are included below.

Updated 3 April 2014


1955 Emeritus Professor Christopher Ralph McRae, MA DipEd Melbourne PhD Lond 
1961             Emeritus Professor Alexander George Mitchell, MA Sydney PhD Lond
1965-1978 Emeritus Professor William Matthew O'Neil AO, MA DipEd, FASSA
1975-1991 Professor Michael Gleeson Taylor, MD BS Adelaide PhD DSc Lond, FRAC
1979-1981 Professor John Manning Ward, MA LLB Sydney, FAHA FASSA FRAHS
1982-1986 Professor Arthur John Dunston, Cav, BA R'dg MA Camb 
1989-1995 Professor Susan Evelyn Dorsch, MB BS PhD Sydney
1992-1999 Professor Derek John Anderson, BSc Nott PhD Wales
– from 1997, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic & Staffing)
1995-1996 Professor Lawrence Cram, BSc BE PhD Sydney (Acting)
1996-2004 Professor Kenneth John Eltis, BA UNE MA PhD Macquarie DipEd UNSW
Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Planning & Resources) 1996
– Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Planning & Resources) 1997-2002
– Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor 2002-2004
1997-2002 Professor Judith Kinnear, MSc PhD Melbourne BEd La Trobe GradDipComputerSim SIT 
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International & Development) 1997-1998
– Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic & International) 1999-2002
2002-2009 Mr Borislav (Bob) Kotic, BBus(Accounting) UTS MEc Macquarie, FCP
Chief Finance Officer & Deputy Vice-Chancellor 2002-2006
– Chief Operating Officer & Deputy Vice-Chancellor 2006-2009
2003 Professor Geoffrey Sherington, BA Sydney MA UNSW PhD McM, FRAHS (Acting) 
2003-2006 Professor Timothy Raymond Hirst, BSc Kent DPhil York 
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation) 
2004-2013 Professor John Patrick Hearn, MSc Dublin PhD ANU
– Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) 2004-2005
– Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic & International) 2005-2006
– Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International) 2006-2013 
2004 Professor Michael Fry, ME Camb MSc Lond PhD Sydney
– Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Infrastructure)
2005– Professor Ann Brewer, BA Macquarie MCom PhD UNSW
– Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Infrastructure) 2005-2006
– Deputy Vice-Chancellor 2006-2008
– Deputy Vice-Chancellor (The Sydney College Project) 2008-2010
– Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Office of the Vice-Chancellor) 2010-2011
– Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Strategic Management) 2011–
2005-2009 Professor Don Nutbeam, BEd MA PhD S'ton
Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation) 2005-2006
– Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor 2006-2009
2006-2009 Professor Andrew J S Coats, MB BChir Camb MA DM Oxf MBA LondBus DSc Lond, FRACP FRCP FESC FACC FAHA FCSANZ
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Community)
2006-2008 Professor P Merlin Crossley, BSc Melb DPhil Oxf 
Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
2008-2013 Professor Derrick Armstrong BA Lond MA PhD Lanc
Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) 2008
– Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) 2008-2013
2008 Professor S I (Charlie) Benrimoj, BPharm PhD Bradford
– Acting Chief Operating Officer & Deputy Vice-Chancellor
2009 – Professor Jill Trewhella, MSc UNSW PhD Sydney, FAAS
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
2009 – Professor Stephen Garton, BA Sydney PhD UNSW, FAHA FASSA FRAHS
Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor
2011 – Professor Shane Houston, PhD Curtin
– Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy & Services)
2013 – Professor Marie Carroll
Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education)
2014 – Professor Tyrone Carlin, BCom UNSW LLB(Hons) Sydney MCom(Hons) UNSW LLM Sydney PhD Macq GradDipFinSIA, CA FCPA FFin
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Registrar)