Operational leaders

Leadership for change

The COO portfolio provides key professional services under the guidance of innovative and experienced leaders.

In overseeing their respective operational areas, each of our leaders play an important role in developing, managing, building and undertaking key strategies, projects and initiatives that underpin the University's goals while supporting clients, staff, students and the wider UQ community.

The Chief Operating Officer is primarily responsible for planning, management and delivery of professional services at the University.

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Matt Toomey

Acting Chief Financial Officer

As acting CFO, Matt Toomey is charged with providing guidance and leadership across UQ’s Finance Division, which utilises expert advice, systems and support to secure UQ's financial future.

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Daphne Drewes

Acting Director, Governance and Risk

Daphne Drewes provides leadership in ensuring the Governance and Risk function delivers on its primary purpose to enable management, compliance and assurance across UQ.

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Jim Carmichael

Director, Health, Safety and Wellness

As the Director of Health, Safety and Wellness, Jim Carmichael is responsible for promoting the highest practicable standard of occupational health, safety and wellness across UQ.

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Dr Al Jury

Chief Human Resources Officer

Dr Al Jury oversees the Human Resources function, which exists to promote a diverse and progressive workplace that fuels the success of our employees, teams, leaders and enterprise.

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Rowan Salt

Chief Information Officer (Acting)

As the acting CIO, Rowan Salt is charged with managing the provision, security, architecture and governance of information technology for staff, students and the wider UQ community.

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David Lavell

Director, Integrity Unit

David Lavell oversees the Integrity and Investigations function, creating and managing strategies that promote ethical behaviour and decision-making in the workplace.

Learn about the Integrity Unit

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Connie Seeto

General Counsel

As General Counsel, Connie Seeto is responsible for managing the delivery of legal services to the Vice-Chancellor, executive management and other key decision makers at UQ.

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Kelly Robinson

Chief Marketing and Communication Officer

As CMCO, Kelly Robinson leads UQ's marketing and communication function responsible for increasing domestic and global awareness of the University and supporting engagement that enriches communities.

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Fabby Ernesta

Director, Property and Facilities

Leading the Properties and Facilities division, Fabby Ernesta manages the delivery of comprehensive facilities management as well as the planning and delivery of the capital works program to support UQ’s teaching and research goals.

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Dr Jacques Liebenberg

Director, Strategic Program Office

Dr Jacques Liebenberg oversees the development and delivery of strategic initiatives designed to support UQ’s core functions of learning, discovery and engagement.

Learn about the Strategic Program Office

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Jeremy Crowley

Director, Corporate Operations

As Director Corporate Operations, Jeremy Crowley provides high level operational support, research and advice to senior management on administrative matters and operational opportunities to enhance delivery of professional services.

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Rob Moffatt AM

Executive Director

Rob Moffatt oversees key strategic initiatives, including implementing the new Human Capital Management System and CRM platform, and the operational model for the new Student Residences. He is also an adviser to the Chief Operating Officer.