Vice-Chancellor

John Cordery

Professor John Cordery was appointed as Curtin University’s Provost in July 2015 and became interim Vice-Chancellor in July 2020, assuming leadership of the University while the international search for a new Vice-Chancellor is completed.

Professor Cordery came to Curtin from the University of Western Australia, where he was Professor in Management & Organisations within the UWA Business School and held a range of leadership positions, including as Chair of Academic Board. 

Professor Cordery holds a BSc from the University of Otago, an MSc from the University of Canterbury, and a PhD in Psychology from the University of Sheffield.  In 2019, he was elected a Fellow of the prestigious Academy of Social Sciences in Australia.