Chief Estate and Commercial Officer

Bill ParasirisBill Parasiris

Bill Parasiris is currently appointed as the Chief Estate and Commercial Officer, within the Division of Finance and Resources. Working with academic, industry, government and community stakeholders, Bill leads the Office of Estate and Commercial which is responsible for managing the University’s portfolio of properties including responsibility for the strategic planning and operational management of the University’s campuses, built infrastructure, properties (both owned and leased) and related services, and management of the University’s broader built footprint. The directorate also manages the sustainability agenda in line with the University’s vision and maintains a safe and healthy environment for those that use the University campuses.

Bill is leading and overseeing the University’s Western Growth program of work, which is an educational infrastructure program of urban transformation, partnership and renewal, ensuring the financial sustainability of the University and the realisation of the highest quality, collaborative world-class research expertise and education opportunities for Australia’s fastest growing region. Furthering commercial partnerships with industry and government is a key focus of this program, as is growing and consolidating the University’s embedded presence in key precincts and growth centres across Western Sydney and beyond. The program is creating a legacy for the University by adding value not only to the University corpus and assets, but also to Western Sydney’s staff and students for years to come.

Bill has worked at the University in a range of roles, and has over 20 years’ experience in property, commercial operations, and asset management. His experience covers sales, leasing, marketing, property development, business plan development & implementation and project management.

Bill is a member of Property Council of Australia, Property Council NSW Education Precincts Committee, Western Sydney Taskforce, on the Board for the Canterbury-Bankstown Chamber of Commerce, and previously served as Executive Director for Western Unlimited, the University’s on-campus retail, fitness and food provider.