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The Chief Financial Officer is responsible for the Financial Services Directorate, and the Corporate Strategy and Planning Directorate. These two directorates are responsible for the University’s Planning and Financial Management including Risk Management. The Division has numerous internal reporting obligations to Council and Committees and external reporting obligations to the State and Federal Governments.
Narelle Pearse commenced in this role in February 2014, after serving three years on the CQUniversity Council. Ms Pearse holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Masters of Commerce, Executive MBA, and Graduate Diploma in Economic Development with Distinction from a range of universities, as well as a Graduate Diploma in Psychology from CQUniversity. She is a Chartered Accountant and a former registered Tax Agent, as well as a member of both the Australian Institute of Management and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She has over 20 years of experience in the private sector within both public and corporate accounting. Prior to taking up this position, Ms Pearse was the CEO of the Mackay-Isaac-Whitsunday Regional Economic Development Corporation (REDC).