New Uni leader settles into the Bundy region

Published:14 September 2018

CQUniversity Bundaberg’s new Associate Vice-Chancellor, Luke Sinclair.

CQUniversity Bundaberg’s new Associate Vice-Chancellor, Luke Sinclair, has officially settled into his new role leading the local campus. 

Mr Sinclair was appointed to the role earlier this year and recently relocated his young family to the region from Rockhampton.

He replaces previous AVC Professor Andy Bridges, who had led the campus for four years. 

Mr Sinclair says that he is excited about the new career challenge and working with local students, community members and industry to boost opportunities for education, training, research and employment in the region. 

“This is a new and exciting role for me and I have so far enjoyed getting out and about in the local community to meet with several key stakeholders and understand what their needs are when it comes to their local university. 

“Having worked for the University for a number of years, I am very aware of how important our campuses are to the local community and how we must continually work with them to ensure everything we do is informed by the current and future needs of our regions,” said Mr Sinclair.

Going forward, Mr Sinclair says there are a number of opportunities for the University to grow in Bundaberg and the Wide Bay Burnett. 

“There are a number of exciting things on the horizon for the Bundaberg campus including growing our on-campus vocational education offerings, collaborating more with industry on research projects and of course increasing our student numbers. 

“There is also the potential to establish a medical school in conjunction with Wide Bay Hospital and Health Services which would have a far-reaching positive impact for our region.”

On a personal level, Mr Sinclair says the move to Bundaberg has been great for his family.

“At the moment we are enjoying being able to explore all that the region has to offer. I think it’s a great place for young families like mine.”