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Executive Director and University Secretary

Joanne Perry

Mrs Joanne Perry
Phone: +61 7 4930 9368
Email: j.perry@cqu.edu.au

Ms Toni Kneen, Executive Assistant
Phone: +61 7 4930 9368
Email t.kneen@cqu.edu.au

Mrs Su Jensen, Executive Officer
Phone: +61 7 4930 9718
Email s.jensen@cqu.edu.au

About the Executive Director and University Secretary

The Office of the Executive Director and University Secretary is made of several portfolio areas including Corporate Governance, Corporate Communications, the University Art Collection, Events and Graduation, Internal Audit, Legal, and the administrative team that provide guidance to the University’s Student Representative Council. The University’s Student Ombudsman reports to the Executive Director and University Secretary for administrative purposes but functions separately as an objective and independent review officer. The Executive Director and University Secretary is also responsible for managing the University Council.

About Mrs Joanne Perry

Having commenced her career in the Hospitality industry, Joanne worked at several organisations in Mackay, during and upon completion of an Associate Diploma of Business (Hospitality Management) at Central Queensland TAFE (CQ TAFE).

Following a relocation to Rockhampton, Joanne completed further study at CQ TAFE in the business administration field. Joanne then moved into a role at Rockhampton based Swanwick, Murray and Roche Lawyers. After working as a Legal Secretary for several years, Joanne commenced in the Finance Department at CQUniversity in 1996. Since that time, Joanne has worked in a number of areas of the University including Chancellery, Corporate Communications, and the Vice-Chancellor’s office.

For most of her time at CQUniversity, Joanne has supported the Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor’s as an Executive Assistant, Executive Officer or Director.

In 2017, Joanne took on the executive level role of University Secretary, in addition to her other areas of responsibility including the Student Representative Council, Audit & Advisory, Corporate Communications, Student Ombudsman, and the University Art Collection.

Joanne completed a Masters of Tertiary Education Management from University of Melbourne in 2014.