The Go8 Team
Ms Vicki Thomson
Vicki Thomson is the Chief Executive of the Group of Eight, taking up the role in January 2015.
Prior to this role she was Executive Director of the Australian Technology Network of Universities (ATN).
Ms Thomson's diverse background covers print and electronic journalism, politics, issues management and the higher education sector. She has an extensive media, political and policy background and was Chief of Staff to a South Australian Premier.
She is a Board member of the Australia-China Council and is a member of the Australian Government's New Colombo Plan Steering Group. She is also a member of MS Research Australia's Leadership Council, a small national group of people intended to help keep MS Research Australia's strategy contemporary and relevant.
She has extensive experience in building relationships between business, industry and universities, and supporting increased academic and student mobility between Australia and the Indo-Pacific region.
She was recently named in The Australian Newspaper’s Top 30 most influential people in Higher Education.
Dr Matthew Brown
Deputy Chief Executive, Matt.Brown@go8.edu.au, (02) 6175 0708
Dr Sally Nimon
Director, International and Industry Policy, Sally.Nimon@go8.edu.au, (02) 6175 0710
Ms Cheryl Kut
Director, Research Policy, , (02) 6175 0709
Mr Felix Pirie
Director, Education and Equity, Felix.Pirie@go8.edu.au, (02) 6175 0707
Ms Alex Kennedy
Strategic Advisor, Alex.Kennedy@go8.edu.au, (02) 6175 0703, 0439 444 639 (for media enquiries)
Dr Ruth Lee Martin
Senior Policy Adviser, Ruth.Leemartin@go8.edu.au, (02) 6175 0705, 0421 555 367
Mr Lachlan Murdoch
Senior Data Analyst, Lachlan.Murdoch@go8.edu.au (02) 6175 0711
Mr Benjamin Lee
Project Officer, , (02) 6175 0706
Mr Kym Holthouse
Project Officer, , (02) 6175 0714
Ms Tracey Hinchley
Executive Manager, , (02) 6175 0701
Ms Avalon Wright
Assistant to the Executive Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org, (02) 6175 0700
General office number: (02) 6175 0700