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Professor Peter Coaldrake

Chancellery,
Vice-Chancellor's Office

Personal

Name
Professor Peter Coaldrake
Position(s)
Vice Chancellor
Chancellery,
Vice-Chancellor's Office
Phone
+61 7 3138 2365
Fax
+61 7 3138 4061
Email
Location
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Qualifications

PhD (Griffith University), BA(Hons) (James Cook Uni. of North Qld)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Member, Board of Directors, Universities Australia, 2014  –
  • Chair, Australian Technology Network, 2013  –
  • Chair of the Board, Organisation for Economic Development – Institutional Management in Higher Education (OECD-IMHE), 2011 –
  • Chair, Queensland Heritage Council, 2011 –
  • Board Member, Australia Awards, 2011 – 2014
  • Chair, Screen Queensland, 2009 – 2011
  • Board Member, Organisation for Economic Development – Institutional Management in Higher Education (OECD-IMHE), 2009 –
  • Chair of the Board, Universities Australia, 2009 – 2011
  • Trustee, Queensland Museum Foundation, 2009 –
  • Chair, Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centre (QUT-based), 2009 –
  • Deputy Chair of the Board, Universities Australia, 2008 – 2009
  • Executive Chair, Queensland’s Sesquicentenary Celebrations Advisory Board, 2007 – 2009
  • Board Member, The Foundation for Development Cooperation Ltd, 2007 – 2009
  • Member, Board of Directors, Universities Australia (previously Australian Vice-Chancellors Committee), 2006 – 2008
  • Board Member, Graduate Careers Australia, 2006 – 2007
  • Appointed Smart State Ambassador, 2006
  • Chair, Board of the Australian-American Fulbright Commission, 2005 – 2007
  • Board Member, Australian-American Fulbright Commission, 2003 – 2007
  • Board Member, IDP Education Australia Limited, 2004 – 2007
  • Convenor, Australian Technology Network (ATN), 2003 – 2004
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Brisbane Girls Grammar School, 2003 – 2006
  • Member, Higher Education Management Review (Hoare Committee), 1995

Biography

Professor Peter Coaldrake is Vice-Chancellor and CEO of Queensland University of Technology (QUT), a position he took up in April 2003.  He previously had been Deputy Vice-Chancellor in the same institution, and prior to that served for four years as Chair (CEO) of Queensland’s Public Sector Management Commission, the body established by the Goss government to overhaul Queensland’s public sector.

Peter Coaldrake is a dual Fulbright Scholar, as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the field of politics/public policy (1980 – 1981), and as a Senior Scholar in the field of higher education policy and management (2001 – 2002).  Professor Coaldrake is the author or editor of a number of books and monographs, including as co-author (with Dr Lawrence Stedman) of Raising the Stakes:  Gambling with the Future of Universities (UQP, April 2013), Academic Work in the Twenty-First Century (DETYA, 1999), and On the Brink:  Australia’s Universities Confronting Their Future (UQP, 1998).  He is also the author of Working the System:  Government in Queensland (UQP, 1989).

Peter Coaldrake became Chair of the Australian Technology Network of Universities (ATN) in February 2013. In May 2011, he completed a two-year term as Chair of the Board of Universities Australia, the peak body of Australia’s universities.  He returned as a member of the Board of Universities Australia in May 2014.  In January 2011, he became Chair of the Board of the Organisation for Economic Development – Institutional Management in Higher Education (OECD-IMHE) and was appointed as Chair of the Queensland Heritage Council.  He is also a trustee of the Queensland Museum Foundation. He was appointed by the Premier of Queensland as a Smart State Ambassador in 2006, and was Chair of Queensland’s sesquicentenary celebrations in 2009.

Contact details:  +61 7 3138 2365

This information has been contributed by Professor Peter Coaldrake.

Experience

2003 – present    Vice-Chancellor, Queensland University of Technology

1994 – 2003        Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Queensland University of Technology

2001 – 2002        Fulbright Senior Scholar, The University of Arizona (October 2001-February 2002)

1990 – 1994        Chair (CEO), Public Sector Management Commission (PSMC), Queensland

1989 – 1990        Acting Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research), Queensland University of Technology

1987 – 1989        Head, School of Management, Queensland University of Technology (also appointed Professor in 1989)

1984 – 1987        Dean, School of Administration, Griffith University

1981 – 1984        Lecturer (October 1981 – December 1983) and then Senior Lecturer (from January 1984), School of Administration, Griffith University

1980 – 1981       Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Public Administration, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

1978 – 1980       Lecturer in Public Administration, Queensland Institute of Technology

1975 – 1977       Full-time doctoral studies, Griffith University

1974 – 1975       Assistant Research Officer and later Clerk, Commonwealth Department of Urban and Regional Development, Canberra

1970 – 1973       Four-year full-time B.A. (Honours) programme, James Cook University

This information has been contributed by Professor Peter Coaldrake.