Vice-Chancellor’s Executive Implementation and Oversight Committee (VCEIO)

The Vice-Chancellor’s Executive Implementation and Oversight (VCEIO) Committee advises the Vice-Chancellor on the implementation of University strategy, monitors progress of key initiatives and provides oversight to the University's risk profile.

VCEIO is one of two principal management committees that provide advice to the Vice-Chancellor. The other is the Vice-Chancellor's Executive Committee (VCEC), which focuses on matters of University strategy, policy and budget, including the capital development and information technology plans.

Terms of reference

The Vice-Chancellor’s Executive Implementation and Oversight will:

  • Make recommendations to the Vice-Chancellor on the implementation of the University's strategy and monitor the University's performance against the strategic and operational plans;
  • Ensure a prompt and strongly co-ordinated approach to the evaluation of academic and business opportunities, review submissions for major new initiatives against the University's strategic plan and monitor their performance and risks;
  • Review the use of resources and performance across all organisational units (eg faculties, schools, departments, portfolios);
  • Monitor the University's key risk profile, key risk and performance indicators and financial performance against its strategic objectives;
  • Receive formal Post Implementation Review (PIR) report from the responsible executive on completion or transfer to 'business as usual' status.

In response to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on University operations, in addition to the above, and for the duration of the pandemic, the Vice-Chancellor’s Executive Implementation and Oversight will oversee the University’s responses to COVID-19 to ensure that:

  • The values outlined in the Impact 2030 strategic plan (Discovering, Learning, Purposeful, Collaborative, Honest, Fair) are reflected in the University’s actions.
  • The activities that are undertaken (introduced, continued, modified, ceased) during this time best position the University for short and long term success.
  • Engagement with key internal and external stakeholders is maintained as appropriate (including but not limited to current and prospective, including pathway students, staff, alumni, government, business partners, philanthropists and donors)
  • Appropriate attention is given to identifying and mitigating new critical risks.

Meeting frequency

The VCEIO will meet once every three weeks.


Substitutes will not be permitted unless a member plans to be absent from the University for more than four weeks. However if a Dean is an apology then another Dean may replace them.


Professor Margaret Gardner AC Vice-Chancellor (Chair)
Professor Susan Elliott AM Provost and Senior Vice-President
Mr Peter Marshall AM Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice-President
Mr Leigh Petschel Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice-President
Professor Sharon Pickering Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) and Senior Vice-President
Professor Doron Ben-Meir Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Enterprise and Engagement) and Senior Vice-President
Professor Matthew Nicholson Interim Pro Vice-Chancellor and President (Malaysia)
Professor Rebekah Brown Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) and Senior Vice-President
Professor Sarah MacDonald Academic Director Student Experience
Professor Mike Ryan Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research)
Professor Matthew Gillespie AM Vice-Provost (Academic Affairs)
Professor Chris Davies Interim Dean, Faculty of Engineering
Professor Viv Ellis Dean, Faculty of Education
Professor Bryan Horrigan Dean, Faculty of Law
Professor Jordan Nash Dean, Faculty of Science
Ms Renaye Peters Vice-President (Campus Infrastructure and Services)
Mr Damien Farrell Vice-President (Advancement)
Mr Bob Gerrity University Librarian
Ms Jo Mithen CEO, Monash College
Ms Teresa Finlayson Chief Information Officer
Mr Phillip Vaughan Chief Human Resources Officer
Mr Fabian Marrone Chief Marketing Officer
Ms Natalia Hawkins Deputy Chief Financial Officer
Mr George Ou Executive Director, Financial Resources Management
Ms Emily Spencer Chief of Staff and Executive Director, Office of the President and Vice-Chancellor
Dr Greg Cusack Chief Coursework Officer and Chief of Staff, Portfolio of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education)
Mr Trent Gillam Chief of Staff, Portfolio of the Provost and Senior Vice-President
Ms Kirsten Emes Chief of Staff, Portfolio of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
Mr Donald Speagle Executive Director, Group Governance and Risk

In attendance: Secretary to VCEIO

Other senior staff to attend by invitation as appropriate.

Meeting dates for 2022

Submission date Meeting date
9 Feb 15 Feb
2 Mar 8 Mar
23 Mar 29 Mar
13 Apr 21 Apr
4 May 9 May
25 May 2 Jun
15 Jun 21 Jun
27 Jul 2 Aug
17 Aug 23 Aug
7 Sep 13 Sep
28 Sep 4 Oct
9 Nov 15 Nov
30 Nov 8 Dec

All submissions to VCEIO should be prefaced with the one-page summary sheet (DOCX, 0.05 MB).

Contact information

Office of the President and Vice-Chancellor
Phone: (03) 9902 9851