Office of the Vice-Chancellor

The Office of the Vice-Chancellor (OVC) supports the University’s Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Genevieve Bell, in her leadership of The Australian National University (ANU).

The OVC takes responsibility for the strategy and agenda of the Vice-Chancellor; for providing advice and support to the Vice-Chancellor, as well as other ANU leaders; for stewarding the business of the University and managing the University’s leadership committees; and, for coordinating the day-to-day work of the Vice-Chancellor.

The OVC team provide support to the Vice-Chancellor by managing major projects and coordinating the business flow of the University’s primary management committee, Strategic Leadership Group (SLG), as well as the University Leadership Group (ULG).

In addition, the OVC works closely with colleagues in the Vice-Chancellor's Portfolio, which includes:

Our teams & contacts


Contact details
Genevieve Bell 
Phone +61 2 6125 2510
Louise Adena 
Senior Advisor
Phone +61 2 6125 9415
Brittany Burgess 
Executive Assistant
Phone +61 2 6125 2510
Vaughan Forsyth 
Interim Executive Support Manager
Phone +61 2 6125 7729
Isabel Richards 
Research Officer
Phone +61 2 6125 8555
Gabrielle Vannithone 
Senior Advisor
Phone +61 2 6125 4471
Renee Weir 
Office Manager
Phone +61 2 6125 8485
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