Meet the team

Vinita Chanan
Director, Alliances

Vinita is responsible for partnership strategy, governance and reporting. Vinita also provides advice to senior leadership and the university community on developing partnerships.  

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Manager, Alliances

Megan manages operations, project management, communications and staff development across the Alliances portfolio. 

Shevaun Cooper
Communications Officer

Shevaun coordinates communications and engagement across the Alliances portfolio.

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Senior Project Officer, Alliances

Kayla coordinates the Western Sydney partnerships.

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Acting Communications Officer

Katie coordinates communications and engagement across the Strategic Alliances and Initiatives portfolio.

Senior Project Officer, Alliances

Scott coordinates the Western Sydney partnerships, ’s partnership with Western Sydney University, and ’s involvement in NUW Alliance and Universities Social Responsibility Network (URSN).

Project Administrator, Alliances

Tracey coordinates the administration of the Alliances business unit.

Senior Project Officer, Alliances

Marcelle coordinates the Sydney Quantum Academy (SQA) activities at , and is the Alliances contact for the Online Course Exchange (OnCE) with Arizona State University.

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Senior Project Officer, International Universities Climate Alliance (IUCA)

Ellen is responsible for co-ordinating and supporting the work of the Alliance through project management of initiatives and events, and in communication and engagement with stakeholders.

Chaseley Cameron
Manager, International Universities Climate Alliance (IUCA)

Chaseley leads the program and operations of the Alliance Secretariat including member engagement, liaison with external networks and organisations, including government and the United Nations.

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Project Officer, International Universities Climate Alliance (IUCA)

Kristy coordinates the administration and operations of the Alliance Secretariate including member communication and stakeholder engagement and provides program support to the IUCA team.