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Professor Sarah Todd commenced at Griffith as Pro Vice Chancellor (International) - now Vice President (Global) - in late 2013, having previously been at the University of Otago in New Zealand. Professor Todd was the inaugural Pro Vice Chancellor (International) at Otago from 2006-2013, and before that held the position of Academic Dean in Otago’s Business School, and was Professor of Marketing. While in New Zealand, Professor Todd served on a number of committees and boards related to international education, including chairing the Stakeholder Advisory Committee for Education NZ, and serving as a trustee on both the board of Education NZ and Education Dunedin. Additionally, Sarah chaired the New Zealand Women in Leadership Steering Committee.
Professor Todd currently represents Griffith as a Director on the board of the Asia Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE), as well as being Deputy Chair for the Universities Australia International Committee and Chair for the Innovative Research Universities (IRU) International Committee. Professor Todd is currently a member of the board of Study Gold Coast, and the Association for Commonwealth Universities (ACU) International Committee .
Her research interests lie in the general area of consumer behaviour, particularly lifestyles and values research, children as consumers, and sustainable consumption.
As Vice President (Global), Sarah has executive level leadership, management and budgetary control over Griffith International, which incorporates three areas: the International Office, the Griffith English Language Institute, and the International Business Development Unit.
She is responsible for international development, international policy, strategic planning, international projects, pre-tertiary, degree and concurrent English language programs, the development of global partnerships, international student recruitment, mobility and international student support.
Griffith International provides the University with a coordinated and strategic approach to the many international issues facing Australian universities today.
Professor Lesley Chenoweth AO is the Pro Vice Chancellor and Head of the Logan campus. Lesley is Griffith’s inaugural Professor of Social Work in the School of Human Services & Social Work and was appointed as Head of Logan Campus from January 2011.
Lesley has had a distinguished career as an academic in social work and disability and has held positions at The University of Queensland and Queensland University of Technology. She has served on numerous government , community boards and professional bodies and is a Foundation Fellow of the Australian College of Social Work. Lesley was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in June 2015.
In her current role, Lesley is responsible for developing partnerships between the university and the community, a role that sees her working on building aspiration and widening participation in higher education in the Logan community which is one of Australia’s most diverse but also disadvantaged areas.
Areas of Responsibility
Organisational Units reporting to the Pro Vice Chancellor and Head, Logan Campus