The Go8 Team

Ms Vicki Thomson

Chief Executive

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.


Other staff

Dr Matthew Brown
Deputy Chief Executive,, (02) 6175 0708

Dr Sally Nimon
Director, International and Industry Policy,, (02) 6175 0710

Ms Cheryl Kut
Director, Research Policy, , (02) 6175 0709

Mr Felix Pirie
Director, Education and Equity,, (02) 6175 0707

Ms Alex Kennedy
Strategic Advisor,, (02) 6175 0703, 0439 444 639 (for media enquiries)

Mr Lachlan Murdoch
Senior Data Analyst, (02) 6175 0711

Mr Benjamin Lee
Project Officer, , (02) 6175 0706

Mr Kym Holthouse
Project Officer, , (02) 6175 0714

Ms Carly Davey
Executive Manager, , (02) 6175 0701

Ms Angela Anderson
Assistant to the Executive Manager,, (02) 6175 0700

General office number: (02) 6175 0700