Vice-President, Finance and Operations

Andrew Walters<br/>Vice-President, Finance and Operations

Andrew Walters is the Vice-President, Finance and Operations, at the University of New South Wales, having commenced in August 2015. His key responsibilities in the portfolio are finance, information and digital technology, facilities management, internal audit and campus life and community engagement.

Prior to this appointment, Andrew was Chief Financial Officer at Deakin University in Victoria for nine years. He was responsible for the effective management of finance, investments and enterprise projects at Deakin University.

Prior to Deakin, Andrew was the Group Finance Director of a publicly listed holding company with a diverse set of investments and was responsible for restoring profitability and investor confidence. He has extensive experience in the mining industry as Chief Financial Officer of the Botswana operations of diamond mining company DeBeers.

Andrew holds degrees in commerce and accounting and is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. He has extensive experience operating on boards of directors both in an executive and non-executive capacity across a large range of businesses. He is currently a UNSW representative director on the UNSW Global Ltd Board.

The Division of Finance and Operations was established in January 2009. Key responsibilities in the portfolio are Finance, UNSW IT, Estate Management, Business & Campus Services, Internal Audit and the Enabling Stream of the 2025 Strategy.

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Office of Vice-President
Ashley Milosavljevic

Director, Operations
Ashley Milosavljevic
T: +61 2 9385 8229


Ashley joined the Office of the VP Finance and Operations in October 2016 and is responsible for providing executive support and advice to the Vice-President on all strategic and operational matters arising across the Division of Finance and Operations.


Prior to this role, Ashley held several managerial positions within UNSW in the Pro-Vice Chancellor of Education Portfolio, UNSW Library and the Graduations Department.


Ashley holds a Bachelor Degree in Business and Marketing and a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Relations and Event Management.

Jasmine Reay

Portfolio Management
Manager – Ms Jasmine Reay

Portfolio Manager in the Office of Finance & Operations at UNSW and is responsible for high level portfolio coordination, reporting and management across the Division of Finance and Operations and the Enabling Stream of the 2025 Strategy.
Paul Mitchell

Project Officer
Mr Paul Mitchell

Supports Portfolio Manager on various projects and reports generation across the Division.
Chaseley Cameron

Project Manager
Ms Chaseley Cameron

Responsible for coordinating high level projects on behalf of the Office of the Vice-President, Finance and Operations.
Kristy Guia

Executive Officer
Ms Kristy Guia

Responsible for the development and implementation of DFO strategic, operational and business improvement plans & Projects as well as new initiatives.
Katja Benninghaus

Executive Officer
Ms Katja Benninghaus

Responsible for the development and implementation of DFO strategic, operational and business improvement plans & Projects as well as new initiatives.
Angela Lee

Executive Assistant
Angela Lee
T: +61 2 9385 3608


Postal Address
UNSW Sydney
Office of the Vice-President, Finance and Operations
UNSW Sydney NSW 2052


Division includes:
Matt Cresman

Acting Chief Financial Officer - Mr Matt Cresman

Office Manager: Dianne Sheedy
T: +61 2 9385 1066


Responsible for Budget and Management Reporting, Financial Control, Financial Operations, Training, Research Finance Services, Procurement, Investments, Faculty Finance Services, Engagement of Contractors.

Jeff Peers

Estate Management
Executive Director - Mr Jeff Peers

Executive Assistant: Alexis Terry
T: +61 2 9385 3961


Jeff joined UNSW in May 2017 as the Director of Estate Management, his portfolio contains university's Estate Planning & Development, Asset Management, Corporate Services and Campus Security.


Jeff has held a variety of roles over the last 25 years with Lend Lease and AMP Capital, with experience predominantly in Australia, but brings considerable knowledge of international markets having worked in Europe for 10 years, and exploring opportunities in China and Japan. More recently Jeff has been focussed on mixed use developments in Sydney and has extensive relationships with the NSW Government and local Councils such as the City of Sydney.


Jeff holds a Bachelor of Applied Science ((Honours (Quantity Surveying) and a Post Graduate Diploma (Applied Finance & Investment).

Daniel Beecham

Chief Digital Officer - Mr Daniel Beecham

Executive Assistant: Isobel Clarke
T: +61 2 9385 6765


As Chief Digital Officer, Daniel Beecham has overall management responsibility for Information Technology at the University of New South Wales. Daniel is driving the UNSW Technology vision which primary focus is to provide people, services and programs using contemporary approaches and partnerships to meet the digital aspirations of the UNSW 2025 Strategy.


Daniel has significant experience in the areas of business strategy, digital transformation, innovation and the development of commercial partnerships. He previously held a variety of senior management positions within the corporate sector including CIO with WM Morrisons Supermarkets plc. and with Woolworths Australia. At Morrisons and Woolworths, Daniel was instrumental in building technology teams that focus on the customer and the outcomes of the business.


Daniel holds a BA from UNSW and a GEMBA from the University of Sydney.

Stephen Wong

Business & Campus Services
Director – Mr Stephen Wong

Officer Manager: Tracey Glanville
T: +61 2 9385 1633


The Director of Business & Campus Services (BACS) has overall responsibility for the university’s student accommodation portfolio as well as Property & Retail, Venues & Events, Hospitality, Sports and Recreation Centre and Commercial Decision Support. In this capacity Stephen manages these business operations, embeds service standards, pursues related commercial opportunities and provides strategic guidance to aid decision-making. Stephen also supports a campus experience that is accessible, sustainable and socially beneficial thereby enabling students and staff to realise their full potential.


Prior to joining UNSW, Stephen gained valuable experience in a number of industries including Tourism, Logistics, Audit, Transport and Finance. He has a Bachelor of Commerce (Accountancy and Management), a Masters of Business Administration, and is a Chartered Accountant, Fellow of CPA Australia and a Member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators.

Elisabeth Burn

Internal Audit
Director - Ms Elisabeth Burn

Executive Assistant: Anna Kemperle
T: +61 2 9385 2900


The Internal Audit function works with the management and staff of the University to add value and improve the University's operations by systematically evaluating and improving the effectiveness of its risk management, control and governance processes. It operates as an independent and objective service that monitors the performance quality and effectiveness of these processes which are essential for the University to achieve its strategy.


Prior to joining UNSW, Lis was a Director at PwC working with clients in the retail, government and higher education sectors as well as working at Woolworths Ltd in Internal Audit and Business Strategy. Lis was also a Sessional Lecturer at UNSW and Macquarie University for many years. She is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors.

Barbara Chmielewski

UNSW Planning & Performance
Director - Barbara Chmielewski



UNSW Planning & Performance builds capability in key areas of business intelligence and planning based on the reliable and robust data we manage through our ownership of the enterprise data warehouse, Information Hub, and Data and Information Governance. Planning & Performance provides management reports, business intelligence, analysis and strategic advice to multiple stakeholders across the University; and reports to the Australian Government and other statutory bodies. Planning & Performance is a key resource for the senior management of the University, providing data, management information and analysis of performance reporting.

Melissa Roughley

Service Enhancement
Director – Ms Melissa Roughley



The Director of Service Enhancement is responsible for building and deploying expertise in continuous improvement, driving customer service excellence and will contribute significantly to the strategic management of the 2025 Strategy.


Prior to joining the Division, Melissa was the General Manager and subsequently Faculty Executive Director at Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences for almost 5 years and the General Manager for UNSW Business School for 1 year.