Director, Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise

Newcastle, Australia
15 Aug 2019
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12 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Newcastle Australia is a global leader distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence and to creating a better future for its regions through a focus on innovation and real-world impact.

The University has outstanding research capability and attracts the highest level of individual-researcher industry funding of any Australian university. The Australian Government recognises Newcastle as the highest-ranking Australian university in terms of industry collaboration.

An exciting opportunity now exists for a strategic and inspiring leader to take up the role of Director, Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise.

Reporting to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), the Director will be a key member of the Research and Innovation leadership group and responsible for leading the Newcastle Innovation Unit, ensuring that it provides the critical link between the University and industry. 

Building upon the University’s already strong record of commercialisation and collaboration, the new Director will deliver on the priority areas of the University’s Strategic Plan 2019-2025, including the University’s Business and Industry Connect Strategy. 

The ideal candidate will bring a strong track record of strategic leadership in innovation, commercialisation and knowledge exchange.  They will have developed successful collaborations with industry, government and non-government organisations, which have led to increased revenue streams and tangible commercial outcomes.

Initial enquiries and requests for further information may be directed in confidence to Sarah Magnell (+61 2 9051 9175) or Dr Sean Davies (+61 3 9617 7223) of Cordiner King, executive search consultants or

Applications close Thursday, 12th September 2019.

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