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Executive Director (Administration & Planning)

The Executive Director (Administration & Planning) provides leadership to service divisions and brings a support-services perspective to strategic discussions.

The portfolio's key roles are to:

  • ensure that administration and planning polices, processes and systems are aligned to facilitate the achievement of University objectives
  • coordinate the overall budget, resources allocation and planning processes to ensure the optimal use of University resources
  • ensure that the University has appropriate infrastructure to support its research, education and community engagement objectives
  • develop the strategic direction of Service Divisions and ensure that appropriate plans are in place to support the strategic objectives of the University.


Mr Chris Grange 

BA (UNSW), MComm (Wollongong) 

Mr Chris Grange was appointed Executive Director (Administration and Planning) at ANU in April 2013.
Mr Grange has had extensive experience in university administration, finance and human resources. Previously he was Vice-Principal (Administration) at the University of Wollongong. He is highly regarded across the university sector for his strategic approaches to administration and planning.
Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts (NSW) and Master of Commerce from the University of Wollongong. 


Chris Grange
Executive Director (Administration & Planning)
T +61 2 6125 7880
F +61 2 6257 3292

Ann McDowell
Executive Assistant
T +61 2 6125 7880

Karen Hill
Director, Service Improvement Group
T +61 2 6125 4785


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