About us

The Division of Business Development, led by the Vice-President (Business Development), oversees the development and management of strategic partnerships with external individuals and organisations in the pursuit of QUT corporate objectives and priorities. Its offices, departments and reporting entities include:

Vice-President (Business Development) and team

Vice-President (Business Development)

  • Professor Mark Harvey

Director, Strategic Business Development

  • Romaine Carpenter

Executive Assistant to the Vice-President (Business Development)

  • (vacant)

Areas of responsibility

The Vice-President (Business Development) leads QUT’s business development strategy and determines key corporate engagement priorities. He builds and fosters strong connections and partnerships with people, government and industry.

The Vice-President (Business Development) provides central monitoring and coordination of the University’s commercial opportunities, including providing executive oversight of QUT’s holding company and subsidiaries, and the University’s technology transfer company. In addition to business development, the division encompasses alumni and community relations, development (fundraising) and advancement services.

Our structure

The following position reports to the Vice-President (Business Development):

Executive Director, Advancement

  • Ms Margo Powell
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U Block
Level 2, 230
Gardens Point