Vice-Chancellor and CEO

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University of New England

Armidale, NSW

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Role Managed by:

Janelle Entwistle

Managing Partner, Australia

t: +61 2 6198 3270


Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: commensurate with experience

The University of New England (UNE) has commenced a comprehensive global search for its next Vice-Chancellor and CEO. Based in Armidale NSW, UNE is Australia's most experienced provider of distance and online education and is one of Australia’s largest online Universities. UNE aims to provide students with a personal and flexible approach to learning and offers more than 200 courses at undergraduate, postgraduate coursework and higher degree research levels with options to study online or on campus.

UNE has a strong commitment to providing access to and widening participation in tertiary education. In addition to its Armidale Campus and Australian wide distance and online offerings, UNE has study centres located across NSW, including UNE Tamworth, UNE Taree and UNE Sydney (Parramatta), along with a Regional Study Centre network across New England and North West NSW, and is active in strategic partnerships and research including in the Asia-Pacific region.

This is an excellent opportunity to lead a unique institution through its next phase of growth and development. The Vice-Chancellor and CEO will bring agility and inspiration to the role, combined with the experience and gravitas to facilitate strong external relationships with industry, government and the communities UNE serves. A strong commitment to engagement across the sector and UNE communities and the expertise to leverage the strengths of the University and to identify and realise opportunities for the institution will be of critical importance, along with a clear track record of executive leadership whilst reinforcing institutional values and building a culture of inclusion, engagement and equity for staff and students.

The University of New England will be supported in its global search for this appointment by the executive search firm Perrett Laver. If you wish to discuss this role further in confidence, please contact Janelle Entwistle (Managing Partner, Australia) on +61 2 6198 3270 or via