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About Finance

Finance Leadership Team



Stacey joined UNSW as Chief Financial Officer in March 2019. She had previously been with Deakin University in Melbourne for six years in various senior finance roles including Interim CFO, Director Strategic Finance Initiatives and Director Financial Resources Management. Stacey has more than 16 years’ experience in the Higher Education sector having also worked at the University of South Australia for ten years in finance, operations and marketing positions.


Stacey is a Chartered Accountant with extensive financial assurance and audit experience having worked at Ernst & Young and Arthur Andersen. She is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has held a number of directorships on for-profit and not-for-profit boards.


Stacey holds a Bachelor of Business (Marketing), a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master of Business Administration from the University of South Australia, along with a Graduate Diploma in Chartered Accounting from the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants


Organisational Chart


Finance Services

Financial Planning & Analysis

Director: Lynette Petrie

  • Provide organisation-wide financial management strategy 
  • Provide strategic management and commercial support 
  • Student load planning, workforce planning, business case viability guidance 
Treasury, Investments and Insurance

Director: Andrew Fellowes

  • Perform treasury activities
  • Perform insurance activities
  • Manage investments 
Financial Control & Compliance

Director: Catherine Yeung

Financial Control & Compliance - Catherine Yeung
Research & Revenue Accounting - Marie Saparamadu

  • Performs statutory financial reporting
  • Manage policy, financial compliance 
  • Financial process control
  • Provide specialist advice and support including tax
  • Manages financial data integrity
  • Manages tax compliance
  • Research Finance support
Faculty & Divisional Business Partnering

Lead Finance Business Partners:

  • Faculties - Paul Jackson
  • Divisions - Savvas Christou​

Hub Leaders

  • Faculties - Yvonne Balakian
  • Divisions - Denise Miles


  • Provide senior level business and finance advice to faculties and divisions 
  • Oversee all elements of each faculty and division financials
  • Conduct financial modelling and analysis
  • Prepare budgets and forecasts
  • Provide management reports & analysis 
  • Provide transactional finance support
Procure to Pay

Director: William Bailey

Procurement webpage

  • Partner with the business to deliver procurement activity for value >$350k including:
    • ​Phase 1- planning & strategy development
    • Phase 2- approaching the market and evaluation
    • Phase 3- entering into negotiations and recommend suppliers
    • Phase 4-  facilitate contract execution and handover to Accounts Payable
  • Responsible for travel procurement and operations across the University
  • Provide support and advice for activities <$350k
  • Establish competitive panels for staff to access prequalified UNSW suppliers
  • Provide access to prequalified suppliers through Government panel arrangements
  • Provide guidance on negotiations with suppliers <$350k
  • Develop contract management plans
  • Provide trend analytics for spend by category and supplier
  • Identify opportunities for sustainable practises and lead modern slavery supply chain initiatives
Office of the CFO

Operations Manager: Vicky Edwards

  • Manage the day to day operational activities of Finance
  • Provide a central point of support for all administrative processes
  • Executive support to the CFO ( 
  • Management of Finance governance deliverables
  • Delivery of operational business planning and process improvement
  • Support workforce management and planning and capability development


Finance staff interviews

Finance End of Year Town Hall December 2017

Staff Interviews - December 2017

Four UNSW Finance staff members share their 2017 achievements and what they are looking forward to in 2018.


Staff Interviews - September 2017

Four UNSW Finance staff members share a little bit about their roles and what they are looking forward to as we move towards oneFinance.