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Leigh Petschel

Mr Leigh Petschel is the Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President at Monash University. He oversees the financial management, business strategy, funding and investments of the domestic and international operations of the University.

Mr Petschel’s experience combines leadership and strategic thinking in cross-cultural settings, capital strategy and advancement of external relations with investment communities and partnerships with industry and government. He has held executive roles in a range of large organisations. Prior to joining Monash University he was a General Manager and Vice President with Transurban in Australia and North America, leading finance, operations, innovation and new market expansion. Mr Petschel brings a strong global perspective having spent time in the US, Canada and the UK.

His qualifications and professional accreditations include a Bachelor of Commerce from The University of Melbourne; Chartered Accountant (CAANZ); and he is a graduate and member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Executive Assistant
Office of the Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice-President
27 Chancellors Walk
Monash University
Clayton, Victoria, 3800
Telephone: +61 3 9905 2004