EMMA LIVERSIDGE—DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF PLANNING SERVICES

Emma has extensive experience in higher education, banking, health, public, and retail sectors and is committed to advancing the use of data as a strategic asset.

A passionate advocate for the use of information for strategic, tactical, and operational activities, Emma’s key interests lie in organisational transformation, strategy, delivering superior performance through intelligence and harnessing the power of people.

Emma is a long-standing staff member at Griffith and has held positions in several departments across the University, including Finance, the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) portfolio and Planning Services.

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CLANCY BIRRELL—ADVANCED ANALYTICS MANAGER

Clancy has a strong background in financial services, previously working for large organisations in various analytical capacities.

He has a degree in Applied Mathematics and is completing his Master of Applied Statistics degree. He enjoys data science and numbers so much that he is taking coursera courses including the Deep Learning and Data Science specialisations just for kicks.

Clancy’s capabilities span across management and leadership roles. He has over five years’ experience in team management and strategy development positions. Clancy has a passion for applying analytics to business problems and thrives on finding the right technique for the right problem.

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ROSEMARY MARSON—ORGANISATIONAL REVIEWS MANAGER

Rosemary has more than 20 years’ experience in the higher education sector, including key roles in supporting the University executive in the successful completion of documentation to TEQSA, the ARC - ERA, and Reconciliation Australia.

Rosemary has considerable experience in project and team management, including successfully executing the eight organisational reviews that typically form part of the University's schedule of reviews.

She is passionate about the University's commitment to continuous improvement and the central role that the organisational reviews unit plays in this quality assurance framework.

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SHANNON PICKENS—HEAD OF DATA AND TECHNOLOGY

Shannon joined Griffith with a strong background in data warehousing, gained in the telecoms and media sectors. She has built and managed bespoke in-house systems as well as larger-scale systems implementing commercial off-the-shelf products.

Shannon believes the latest tools in the market matched with capable end-users can create opportunities for progressive organisations to uncover beneficial insights, but these tools are not a replacement for traditional data warehousing. A bi-modal approach to information availability is necessary to strike the optimal balance between business-critical reliance on trustworthy information and the capability to rapidly deliver shorter-term insight.

Shannon advocates that data governance programs are necessary to mitigate the increased risk accompanying wider data access.

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NAOMI COLLYER—SURVEYS AND ENGAGEMENT MANAGER

Naomi has more than seven years’ experience in the higher education sector, spanning a number of roles in planning and finance.

Currently studying a Bachelor of Psychological Science, she has a strong interest in human behaviour and the ways in which psychological theories underpin our everyday lives.

Naomi has considerable experience in project management and recently led the successful implementation of the Planning and Statistics Portal upgrade. Naomi strives to deliver on the engagement goals of the office by leading the team to transform complex concepts and data into digestible, easy-to-understand communications, which supports the strategic goals of the University.

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VINCE LALOR

Vince has more than 14 years’ experience at Griffith and is a valued asset in the Office of Planning Services. He was originally part of the Finance team, before moving into the Office of Planning Services four years ago.

Vince has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of New South Wales and is a Certified Practicing Accountant.

Vince works closely with the learning and teaching areas of the University, as well as the Office for Research in relation to the strategic and operational planning process and reporting on University Key Performance Indicators.

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BERNIE GIRARD—TEAM LEADER (ACTING), STRATEGIC INFO SERVICES

Bernie has more 17 years’ experience at Griffith and is a valued asset in the Office of Planning Services.

He was originally part of the Student Administration team at the Queensland Conservatorium before moving to Business System Services in 2008. Bernie joined the Office of Planning Services three years ago. He has a Bachelor of Music degree from the Griffith University and a Graduate Diploma in Music from the Royal College of Music.

Bernie works closely with the reporting of data to the government, as well as leading the team to deliver data through statistical requests.

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