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Leadership and Structure

Senior executives

Charles Darwin University

The Executive Group, comprised of the Vice-Chancellor, Deputy Vice-Chancellors and Pro Vice-Chancellors ensures the University can deliver outstanding education and research outcomes.

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Simon Maddocks

Vice-Chancellor and President

Professor Simon Maddocks became President and Vice-Chancellor of Charles Darwin University in March 2014. Professor Maddocks has extensive leadership experience at senior levels of both academia and government.

Sue Carthew

Provost and Vice-President

Professor Sue Carthew (BSc PhD) was appointed to the position of Provost and Vice-President in July 2016. Previously  the Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Engineering, Health, Science & the Environment at CDU.


Andrew Everett

Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President Global Strategy and Advancement

Mr Everett has worked in senior university positions in international engagement for over 15 years. Also, he has provided consultation services to universities, government and the school's sector regarding international education and training.

Meredith Parry

Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President Operations

Meredith Parry is Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President Operations. Ms Parry has worked both in the vocational and higher education sectors for 25 years.


Bogdan Dlugogorski

Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President Research and Innovation

Professor Bogdan Dlugogorski is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President, Research and Innovation at Charles Darwin University. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Chartered Chemist with a distinguished record as a researcher, inventor and academic leader.

Robert Fitzgerald

Pro Vice-Chancellor, Education Strategy 

Professor Robert Fitzgerald is Pro Vice-Chancellor, Education Strategy at Charles Darwin University overseeing excellence and innovation in learning and teaching.


Ashar Ehsan

Pro Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Vocational Education and Training 

Ashar Ehsan is the Acting Pro Vice-Chancellor responsible for the Faculty of Vocational Education and Training (VET).

Professor Reuben Bolt

Pro Vice-Chancellor, Indigenous Leadership

Professor Reuben Bolt is Pro Vice-Chancellor, Indigenous Leadership at Charles Darwin University.


Acting Pro Vice-Chancellor, Student Engagement and Success

Sam Jacob is the Acting Pro Vice-Chancellor, Student Engagement and Success at CDU.

Anne Coulter

Chief Financial Officer

Anne Coulter oversees the Office of Financial Services and the Office of Procurement Services.

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