Q: How long have you worked at UOW?
I was recruited to join the Faculty International Support Unit formed in April 2010.
Q: What’s your/your team’s role at the University?
I am now working as the Planning and Reporting Officer within Strategic Planning. Strategic Planning is responsible for co-ordinating, supporting and communicating effective strategic and operational planning at UOW. We also provide Key Performance Indicators and other relevant reports which measure institutional performance against our strategic goals and objectives. In addition, we do market research, competitor analysis and strategic intelligence to support and inform business decision-making.
Q: What’s the most rewarding part of your job?
Seeing the University’s progress against the Strategic Plan presented in the annual Stocktake Report to the UOW Council.
Q: What’s the most challenging?
To progress planning and reporting I have to issue due dates on the various planning and reporting submissions needed from faculties and divisions.
Q: Proudest work achievement at UOW?
I was privileged to be one of the inaugural members of the Workforce Diversity Reference Group, and so played a small part in reviewing the progress UOW has made to be recognised as an ‘Employer of Choice’ by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency.
Q: What goals are you/your team working towards in 2018?
Developing a better sense of the complex planning and reporting cycle.
Q: What’s your fondest memory so far of working at UOW?
When working for International Services and Development, organising study tours for international students.
Q: Random fact about you or hidden talent?
I spent the first 25 years of my working life in the navy.
Q: What’s your favourite place in the world and why?
My wife and I take every opportunity to head down to Jervis Bay whether for snorkelling or bushwalking.
Q: Something on your bucket list you’d care to share?
I would like to hire a boat and slowly meander up and down the Hawkesbury River.