I am happy to announce that after a competitive process involving a strong field of applicants – both internal and external – Robert Webster has been appointed to the position of Executive Director, Corporate Services. Many of you will know Robert from his current role as UWA’s Director of Strategy, Planning and Performance where he has led UWA’s legal, risk, planning, analysis and reporting processes. He will take up his new position from 28 June.
Robert has an extensive career in planning, management, service development and organisational change across numerous industries with the last 17 years in universities. Prior to moving to UWA, Robert headed RMIT’s Planning Group and led major projects including organisational restructuring, services transformation and business intelligence. Robert was also instrumental in rebuilding RMIT’s major IT systems.
I would also like to thank Pranay Lodhiya who has made a tremendous contribution to the University in the 18 months he has been with us. Pranay came to the University at a time of great change, and has delivered much needed improvements to the way we strategically manage our finances and has progressed a number of initiatives within Campus Management and IT in challenging circumstances.
I wish him all the very best for the future.