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 9 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
 
Angela Lee

Executive Assistant
Angela Lee
E: a.lee@unsw.edu.au
T: +61 2 9385 3608

 

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

 
Ashley Milosavljevic

Executive Officer
Ashley Milosavljevic
E: a.milosavljevic@unsw.edu.au
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
E: j.reay@unsw.edu.au

 
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.
 
Chaseley Cameron

Project Manager
Ms Chaseley Cameron
E: chaseley.cameron@unsw.edu.au

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

Division includes:
 
Stephen Rees

Finance
Chief Financial Officer - Mr Stephen Rees

Office Manager: Dianne Sheedy
E: dianne.sheedy@unsw.edu.au
T: +61 2 9385 1066

 

The Finance team supports administrative staff, managers and researchers in monitoring, controlling and managing the University's financial resources efficiently.

 

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

 
Catherine West

Acting Chief Financial Officer - Ms Catherine West

Office Manager: Dianne Sheedy
E: dianne.sheedy@unsw.edu.au
T: +61 2 9385 1066

 

The Finance team supports administrative staff, managers and researchers in monitoring, controlling and managing the University's financial resources efficiently.

 

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
Director - Mr Jeff Peers

Executive Assistant: Danielle Fairbairn
E: d.fairbairn@unsw.edu.au
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

UNSW IT
Chief Digital Officer - Mr Daniel Beecham

Executive Assistant: Sarah Idziak
E: s.idziak@unsw.edu.au

 

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
E: t.glanville@unsw.edu.au
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: Anne Bennie
E: a.bennie@unsw.edu.au
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.

 
 
Brooke Griffin

2025 Strategy: Operational Excellence
Portfolio Lead – Mrs Brooke Griffin

Project Officer: Dana Jones
E: dana.jones@unsw.edu.au
T: +61 2 9385 2027

 

Brooke has more than 16 years’ experience in Australia and the UK in both the secondary and tertiary sectors. Brooke has held several Senior roles at UNSW including the General Manager of Law and General Manager of the School of Business.

 

Since February 2016 Brooke has played an integral part of the 2025 Strategy and holds a significant role as the Operational Excellence Portfolio Lead.

 

Brooke is a member of many Boards within UNSW including UNSW Global and UNSW committees.

 

Brooke has completed a Bachelor of Sports Studies, majoring in Communication & Management and Sports Psychology.

 
Arvind Sampath

2025 Strategy: World Class Environments
Portfolio Lead – Mr Arvind Sampath

Project Officer: Dana Jones
E: dana.jones@unsw.edu.au
T: +61 2 9385 2027

 

Arvind joined UNSW in 2013 as the Digital Solutions Manager within UNSW IT. He joined the UNSW 2025 strategy team in June 2016 as the Digital Solutions Lead within the World-class Environments portfolio. Arvind is currently the Strategic Portfolio Lead for the portfolio which is looking to implement a program of work to re-imagine the university’s digital and physical campus.

 

Prior to joining UNSW, Arvind worked as a Software Development manager across a number of industries, including construction, engineering consulting, policy automation and publishing.