Leadership and Governance


The Chancellor is the Chair of the Board of Trustees, the peak governing body of the University.

Professor Jennifer Westacott AO was appointed Chancellor from 1 January 2023 continuing a distinguished career in both the public and private sectors.

Professor Jennifer Westacott AO


The Vice-Chancellor is the University President and CEO, responsible for managing all academic and administrative areas of the University.

Professor Barney Glover AO was appointed Vice-Chancellor and President from 1 January 2014.

Vice-Chancellor Barney Glover

Board of Trustees

The governing authority of the University, the Board manages development of broad policies and strategic plans, and is informed by a number of standing committees.

Academic Senate

This is the peak forum in the University for academic debate and discourse. The Senate is a standing committee of the board, and is responsible for academic standards and values.

Office of Governance Services

The Office of Governance Services provides a wide range of support services to the governing bodies of the University, as well as managing such issues as complaint resolution and records and archives.

Governance Diagram

Sustaining Success 2021 - 2026 Strategic Plan

Approved by the Board of Trustees, Sustaining Success 2021-2026 presents the mission, values, principles and enablers of Western Sydney University and provides a strategic roadmap for the next six years. It makes clear our mission and the values that underpin the business of the University, reinforcing that we are a values-based and ethical organisation.