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The Executive Group comprises the Vice-Chancellor, Deputy Vice-Chancellors and Pro Vice-Chancellors to ensure the University can deliver outstanding education and research outcomes.

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Scott Bowman

Vice-Chancellor and President of Charles Darwin University

Professor Scott Bowman AO joins CDU with considerable university leadership experience. Professor Bowman served as Vice-Chancellor and President of Central Queensland University (CQU). For over a decade, his vision and leadership helped transform CQU into one of Australia’s largest and most engaged regional universities.

Professor Mike Wilson

Provost of Charles Darwin University

Professor Mike Wilson is Provost of Charles Darwin University. Formerly, Provost at Zayed University, United Arab Emirates, he has significant leadership experience and a distinguished academic career.

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.


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.

Associate Professor Noordin Shehabuddeen

Pro Vice-Chancellor, Vocational Education and Training

Associate Professor Noordin Shehabuddeen has a track record of championing institutional portfolios across Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Higher Education. His leadership experience transcends strategic industry engagement, practice-led teaching and learning, and institutional innovation.


Professor Reuben Bolt

Pro Vice-Chancellor, Indigenous Leadership

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

Sam Jacob

Pro Vice-Chancellor, Student Engagement and Success

Sam Jacob is the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Student Engagement and Success at Charles Darwin University.


Anne Coulter

Chief Financial Officer

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


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