Executive Director

Sydney, Australia
05 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
02 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Based in western Sydney, Australia, The Westmead Institute for Medical Research (WIMR) is a world class research institute with its scientific outputs and esteem placing it in the top multidisciplinary research institutes in the world.

Following a long and distinguished career leading WIMR, Professor Tony Cunningham has announced he is stepping down as Executive Director  to take effect later in 2019. The Chair and Board of WIMR are therefore seeking the next exceptional leader to drive the Institute’s future success.

Candidates will be outstanding scientists with an international reputation and strong, strategic leadership skills to determine and implement the future goals and direction of the Institute to maintain and develop a “One Institute” culture.

Excellent stakeholder engagement skills are required to partner the University of Sydney, Western Sydney Local Health District (Westmead Hospital) and the Research Hub Partners of the Westmead precinct in particular.

The Executive Director will also hold an appointment at professorial level at The University of Sydney.

For a confidential discussion and comprehensive information, please contact the advising consultants:

Dr Dennis Feeney, +61 2 8905 3722 or Caroline Dever, +61 429 939 399 or via email:

Applications close 25th January 2019.