Deputy Vice-President, Digital Services

Associate Vice-Chancellor Professor Pierre Viljoen
Professor Pierre Viljoen

Professor Pierre Viljoen
Phone: 07 4940 7404
Fax: + 61 (0) 7 4940 7407

Business Support Officer to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Engagement, Campuses and Mackay-Whitsunday Region) – Mrs Tam Kiln
Phone: 07 4940 7872
Fax: + 61 7 4940 7407

Executive Officer (Engagement & Campuses) - Mrs Carole Dawes
Phone: 07 4940 7400
Fax: 07 4940 7407

Engage with North Queensland and Hinterland

Professor Pierre Viljoen is the Associate Vice-President for the North Queensland and Hinterland Region.

This region includes Central Highlands, Mackay-Whitsunday, Townsville and North West Queensland. The combined region has a total population of around 500 000 and cover a landmass of 1 million km2. CQUniversity owns 50 000 m2 and lease 3 500 m2 infrastructure in the region.  It is home to approximately 450 staff and 7 400 students.

Pierre is responsible for the management of these campuses by fostering the image of the University, ensuring the goals and mission of the University are pursued in the local communities and ensuring the University plays a vital role in each of the regions development.

About Professor Pierre Viljoen

Professor Viljoen holds a PhD in Industrial Psychology, has a passion for organisational development, and is highly committed to using CQUniversity as a vehicle to support the development of sustainable communities through engagement, social innovation and giving back.

Emigrating from South Africa in 2006 to serve as Head of Campus at CQUniversity Gladstone for three years, Professor Viljoen commenced the dual role of leading the Mackay campus and the University's engagement portfolio from 2010. He was appointed in his current role as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Engagement, Campuses and Mackay-Whitsunday Region) in July 2014.

Professor Viljoen serves on a variety of internal and external boards, including Reef Catchments and Ministerial appointments to the Mackay Hospital Foundation and Regional Development Australia Mackay-Isaac-Whitsunday.

When able to steal away from his busy professional career, Professor Viljoen enjoys running, boating and fishing.