School Manager
336 54621 or 0402 893 437

To provide leadership and management of the School’s support operations and staff, either directly, or indirectly as the client representative of centrally-provided functions, ranging from student and research administration to finance, HR, engagement, facilities and safety. The position provides executive-level policy and planning support to the Head of School and is a member and resource of the School’s Executive Committee and other decision-making bodies.  It implements governance and compliance protocols.


I completed a BA with a major in Journalism and a double major in Geography at UQ in 1980. I commenced work at UQ as a Graduate Clerk in 1981, gaining experience in a number of student and academic administration areas. In 1986 I became officer-in-charge, Enrolments Section. This position was reclassified in seniority twice while I was in it, following the merger with Gatton College, the introduction of HECS, and the addition of a systems role to the section. In 1996 I was appointed Manager, Academic Facilities, with responsibility for class timetabling, teaching space booking and refurbishment, and management of the University's auditorium. In 2001 I became the School Manager in Information Technology & Electrical Engineering, and in 2008, the School Manager, Chemistry & Molecular Biosciences.

Significant Professional Activities and Awards: 

I am a member of The University of Queensland Senate, elected by and from the professional staff of the University.  I served a term 2006-2009, was re-elected for 2010-2013 and again for 2014-2017. I have served on the Senate's Student Appeals Committee and am currrently a member of Senate's Buildings & Grounds Committee.

I have been a member of numerous UQ committees related to the setting of employee conditions, including joint consulative committees, enterprise bargaining negotiation teams, classification working parties, workloads working party, Wellness Steering Committee.

I am Vice-President (General Division) of the Together Union, a branch of the Australian Services Union, and a member its Executive, Finance, Ombudsman and Corporate Governance committees.

I am a member of the Association for Tertiary Education Management.