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Our Team

Sue Gould

Key Associate

Dr Sue Gould uses her breadth of experience as a senior university executive to work alongside senior academic and professional staff to strategise, plan and manage their operations.  Sue was most recently Deputy Vice Chancellor (Services) and University Secretary at the University of Newcastle (2004-2012) where she had line responsibility for a comprehensive range of corporate and executive services.  The services for which she had strategic and operational responsibility include corporate financial services, human resources, capital infrastructure planning and management, facilities management, information technology, the Academic Registrar, legal services, and corporate services such as internal audit, risk and compliance, procurement and internal and institutional reporting.

Sue was responsible for the organisational change process, and in 2005/2006 led an institution-wide change process that resulted in a reduction of staffing numbers by 400 along with major process reengineering.  This action enabled the University to return to financial health.

Sue has been a non-executive Director, UniSuper Ltd and UniSuper Management since 2008 and is chair of the Insurance and Remuneration Committees, and has held a number of committee roles with various bodies.

Sue’s recent projects include:

From 2006 to 2009 Sue chaired a national $7 million Procurement Benchmarking project funded by the Federal government and coordinated through Higher Ed Services.  The project identified and supported significant areas of saving both nationally and at the University of Newcastle.   As University Secretary she had institutional responsibility for policy, and corporate governance and compliance.  Prior to her role at the University of Newcastle, Sue held senior roles at Deakin University where she was Head, Academic Administration Services from 1994 to 2004.  Sue was Victorian President of the Association of Tertiary Education Managers (ATEM) in 2001 and 2002.

Sue holds a Doctor of Philosophy from Flinders University and a Bachelor of Science (Biological Science) (Hons) from Edinburgh University.  She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, an advanced graduate of the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees, a member of the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia (Examination Committee) and a community member of the NSW State Board of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.