Membership

Membership is position based and will include staff acting in these roles.

The Chair may invite other senior staff to attend when it is considered that their input may assist the discussion of particular issues.

  1. Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Chair)
  2. Deputy Chief Operating Officer
  3. Director, Corporate Services
  4. Executive Officer, Office of the Chief Operating Officer
  5. National Manager, Service Improvement Team
  6. National Infrastructure Manager
  7. Academic Registrar and Director, Student Administration
  8. Associate Director, Student Administrative Services
  9. Associate Director, Student Systems
  10. Associate Director, User Experience
  11. Chief Financial Officer
  12. Associate Director, Financial Operations
  13. Associate Director, Financial Corporate Services
  14. General Counsel and Director, Governance
  15. Deputy General Counsel
  16. Director, Human Resources
  17. Associate Director, HR Business Partnering
  18. Associate Director, Workforce Systems & Processes
  19. Director, Information Technology (IT)
  20. Associate Director, IT Infrastructure
  21. Associate Director, IT Applications
  22. Associate Director, IT Strategy and Planning
  23. Director Marketing and External Relations
  24. Associate Director, Marketing and Communications
  25. Associate Director, Digital Strategy
  26. Associate Director, Future Students
  27. Director, Planning & Strategic Management
  28. Director, Properties and Facilities
  29. Associate Director, Facilities Management
  30. Associate Director, Development and Capital Projects
  31. Director, Student Engagement and Services

Date of establishment

April 2013

Meeting frequency

Five times per year– one of which shall be an annual conference

Responsible officer

Chief Operating Officer

Meeting secretary

Director, Corporate Services

Purpose

  • The Portfolio Leadership Forum (PLF) will operate as a senior information meeting for the portfolio of the Chief Operating Officer (Corporate Services). It will comprise the senior managers of the business units that report to the Chief Operating Officer.
  • The membership of PLF is position based and will include staff acting in these roles. The Chair may invite other staff when it is considered that their input would assist the discussion of particular issues.
  • The PLF aims to provide a collaborative and collegiate forum that provides opportunities for:
    • collaborative work across the portfolio;
    • information sharing;
    • deepening the understanding of all portfolio functions, opportunities and challenges;
    • enhancing communication;
    • building networks;
    • discussing and responding to major organisational issues;
    • building leadership capabilities;
    • integration of services across the portfolio for optimum impact; and
    • fostering a positive and high performing work place culture.

Terms of reference

  • To share information and discuss institutional and regional matters of importance to the University and portfolio.
  • To brief staff on important emerging issues including major policy decisions and major projects.
  • To discuss issues relating to the individual business units of the portfolio.
  • To act as a monitoring mechanism for significant issues and matters that impact ACU.
  • To provide a forum for free discussion and consideration of strategic, managerial and operational matters affecting the University, higher education sector and portfolio.
  • To co-ordinate a response to relevant legislation, policies and procedures.

Meeting format

  • Apologies for the meeting shall be submitted in advance to the meeting Secretary.
  • The meetings will be a mix of face-to-face and videoconference.
  • The meeting agenda will contain the following elements:
  • Welcome and Apologies
  • Standing Items
    • COO Update on current and emerging institutional or portfolio matters.
  • General Business
    • Items related to the priorities and operations of the portfolio or institution.
    • Guest speakers may be invited to address an issue of relevance to the PLF.

Communication

PLF members are expected to report back to their staff regarding the information and outcomes of the meeting.

Review

The PLF reviews its terms of reference on an annual basis.

Last modified

August 2019


Members of the Portfolio Leadership Forum (PLF)

 

Title

Name

Executive Officer

1

Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Dr Stephen Weller

Leonie Edwards

2

Deputy Chief Operating Officer

Paul Campbell

 

3

Director, Corporate Services

Sharone Ciancio

Elizabeth Chlebicka

4

Executive Officer, Office of the Chief Operating Officer

Leonie Edwards

 

5

National Manager, Service Improvement Team

William McKendry

 

6

National Infrastructure Manager

Jane Caton

 

7

Academic Registrar and Director, Student Administration

Kathryn Blyth

Cariza Sy

8

Associate Director, Student Administrative Services

Helen Murnane

 

9

Associate Director, Student Systems

Patrick Player

 

10

Associate Director, User Experience

Elizabeth Moon

 

11

Chief Financial Officer

Scott Jenkins

Linda Bugarin (acting)

12

Associate Director, Financial Operations

Mitch Srbinovski

 

13

Associate Director, Financial Corporate Services

Paul Zappia

 

14

General Counsel and Director, Governance

Diane Barker

Maria Stella Panopio (Mariela)

15

Deputy General Counsel

Vacant

 

16

Director, Human Resources

Diana Chegwidden

Liz Jones

17

Associate Director, HR Business Partnering

Liza Rainbird

 

18

Associate Director, Workforce Systems and Processes

Kya Simpson

 

19

Director, Information Technology

Niranjan Prabhu

Beena Daniel

20

Associate Director, IT Infrastructure

Wil Daniels

 

21

Associate Director, IT Applications

Bernard Stepien

 

22

Associate Director, IT Strategy and Planning

Mark Brodsky

 

23

Director, Marketing and External Relations

Kathy Vozella

Amanda Bemet

24

Associate Director, Marketing and Communications

Alisse Graffiti

 

25

Associate Director, Digital Strategy

Luke Williams

 

26

Acting Associate Director, Future Students

Caroline Taouk

 

27s

Director, Planning & Strategic Management

Omer Yezdani

Maria Fernandes

28

Director, Properties and Facilities

Michael Tracey

Michaela York

29

Associate Director, Facilities Management

Jye West

 

30

Associate Director, Development and Capital Projects

Stephen Zaczkiewicz

 

31

Director, Student Engagement and Services

Paul McJannett

Jackie Trajcevska



Download the Portfolio Leadership Forum Terms of Reference (PDF 107KB)

 

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