The day-to-day running of the University is under the leadership of the Vice-Chancellor and a group of senior officers from academic and corporate areas.

The University Council is our governing authority according to the Curtin University Act 1966. The Chancellor leads the council. The Senior Executive Team (SET) is an advisory body that meets weekly to advise the Vice-Chancellor on strategic and operational issues. All decisions are actioned in accordance with the delegations contained in the Register of Delegations.

John Cordery


Professor John Cordery was appointed as Curtin University’s Provost in July 2015 and became interim Vice-Chancellor in July 2020.

Group shot of the University Council

University Council

The University Council is Curtin University’s governing authority.

The senior executive team at Curtin looking at the camera and smiling

Senior Executive Team

The Senior Executive Team (SET) is responsible for establishing and overseeing matters relating to Curtin’s strategic positioning and strategy implementation.