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Office of the Vice-Chancellor

The Vice-Chancellor of QUT is Professor Peter Coaldrake AO.

The Vice-Chancellor is responsible to Council for providing leadership to the university and for the academic, financial and administrative functions of the university.

The Vice-Chancellor is also responsible to Council for:

  • representing the university in appropriate external forums including government, the higher education sector, and business and the professions
  • coordinating planning within the university and preparing the university's strategic plan
  • providing leadership to executive deans of faculty and heads of division in planning and review processes
  • providing leadership to staff reporting directly to him

Organisational areas associated with the Office of the Vice-Chancellor are:

About our Vice-Chancellor

Professor Peter Coaldrake AO is Vice-Chancellor and President of QUT, a position he took up in April 2003. Peter is a dual Fulbright Scholar, and author or editor of a number of books and monographs, including most recently as co-author (with Dr Lawrence Stedman), of Raising the Stakes: Gambling with the Future of Universities (UQP, April 2013). A second edition was published in 2016.

Peter Coaldrake served a two year term as Chair of the Board of Universities Australia until May 2011. He returned as a member of the Board in May 2014. He was Chair of the Queensland Heritage Council from 2011 – 2016; he is a trustee of both the Queensland Performing Arts Trust and the Queensland Museum Foundation. Peter is the current Chair of the National Fulbright Selection Committee and of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management.


Executive Assistant to the Vice-Chancellor
Ms Angela Young

Contact Angela with any enquiries or correspondence for the Vice-Chancellor.