Policy transformation program

John Niland Scientia Building

About the Policy Transformation Program

The Strategic Projects and Operations Team (SPOT) and Governance in the Division of Transformation, Planning & Assurance have been leading the Policy Transformation Program (PTP) to consolidate the existing policy suite of more than 260 policy documents into one code and 23 policies.

The feedback received via the Insight survey and subsequent listening groups reinforced the aims of the PTP to:

  • reduce the number of policies and cut down on red tape
  • adopt a trust-based approach to decision-making
  • apply plain language for ease of understanding
  • provide an accessible format.

This is a major reform to simplify and transform our policies. The PTP has several phases and will be implemented over three years. It will improve how we approach policy collaboration across the University.

Visit the PTP SharePoint site for more information about the program.

Pilot phase projects

Code of Conduct and Values 

Policy leads:

  • Bron Greene, Director Conduct & Integrity
  • Kristine Thomas, Senior Employee Relations Business Partner

Policy developer: Alison McLaren Kelton, Senior Policy Officer, Governance


Equity Diversity and Inclusion Policy

Policy lead: Deborah Samuels, Director of Operations, EDI

Policy developers:

  • Caitlyn McLoughlin, Manager Diversity and Inclusion
  • Ashleigh Harringon, Progam Manager (DIAP)
  • Louise Rogers, Senior Equity and Diversity Officer

Finance Policy

Policy lead: Libby Stratford, Chief Financial Officer

Policy developers:

  • Trevor Skelly, Executive Officer, Office of the VPO
  • Rebecca Edwards, SPOT Policy SME


Information Governance Policy

Policy leads:

  • Kate Carruthers, Chief Data & Insights Officer
  • Derek Winter, Director Cyber Security & CISO
  • Paul Serov, Head of Compliance & Controlled Entities
  • Richard Buckley, Manager Records & Archives

Policy developer:

  • Tahlia Gordon, Senior Policy Officer, UPP
  • Siddarth Nair, Policy Officer


Risk and Compliance Policy

Policy leads:

  • Nick Glover, Director, Risk
  • Paul Serov, Head of Compliance & Controlled Entities

Policy developer: Steve Pappas, SPOT Policy SME


James Fitzgibbon
Program Owner

Rebecca Edwards 
Policy Lead

Jacob Van Bergen
Policy Project Officer