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, Facilities Management, Internal Audit, Campus Life and Community Engagement.

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Contact details:
Tel: +61 2 9385 3608
Fax: +61 2 9385 1044
Postal Address:
Office of the Vice-President, Finance and Operations
UNSW Sydney 2052
Division includes:
Catherine West

Acting Director - Ms Catherine West

Tel:  +61 2 9385 8690


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.


Estate Management
Director - Mr Jeff Peers

Tel:  +61 2 9385 3961

As custodians of the UNSW Estate, Facilities Management role is to plan, design, build, maintain and secure the campus.
Responsible for Campus Services, Planning & Development, Property Services, FM Systems, and Asset Management.

Acting Chief Digital Officer - Mr Matthew Scolari

Tel:  +61 2 9385 8742

An IT service organisation that provides a cost effective UNSW-wide consistent, responsive, secure and flexible IT serviced to all staff and students through increased functionality, capacity and availability of services to allow more focus on providing support for Research, Teaching and Learning.
Responsible for IT services, IT procurement, mobile communications, telephony, service alerts, IT access.
Elisabeth Burn

Internal Audit
Director - Ms Elisabeth Burn

Tel:  +61 2 9385 2901

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 stated goals and objectives.



Portfolio Management
Director - TBC

Tel:  TBC

The Director, Portfolio Management, is responsible for providing oversight of key portfolio management activities relating to the Vice-President Finance and Operations portfolio. The portfolio includes Finance, Facilities Management, IT, Campus Services and Community Engagement, and Internal Audit as well as the Enabling Stream of the 2025 Strategy.