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 European Australian Business Council and is a member of the Australian Government's New Colombo Plan Steering Group.
She is a former Board member of the Australia-China Business Council. 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. This passion is driven by her own personal experience of having a sister with the debilitating disease.
She has extensive experience in building relationships between business, industry and universities, and supporting increased access to university for people from all backgrounds.
In 2016 she was 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
Director, Policy and Strategic Projects,
, (02) 6175 0705, 0421 555 367
Mr Kym Holthouse
, (02) 6175 0714
Ms Tracey Hinchley
, (02) 6175 0701
Ms Avalon Wright
Administration Officer, email@example.com, (02) 6175 0700
General office number: (02) 6175 0700