Leadership - Best Practice

Best Practice

A message to our students and staff

We demonstrate our commitment to sustainability through our leadership, the University Strategy and University Sustainability Sub Plan. Everyone in the CSU and regional communities have an opportunity to demonstrate sustainability and lead by example.

CSU has demonstrated its leadership in sustainability through a range of actions and commitments:

  • Becoming a signatory to the Talloire Declaration (2007): an international commitment to environmental sustainability in higher education, signed by over 350 universities around the world
  • Establishing Sustainable Practices; one of nine Graduate Learning Outcomes to achieve across all CSU courses by 2020
  • Joining the UN Principles of Responsible Management Education (2015)
  • Becoming certified as Australia’s first Carbon Neutral University (2016).


Champion Position Campus
Andy Vann Vice-Chancellor Bathurst
Heather CavanaghA/Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Development and Industry)Port Macquarie
Robyn McGuiggan  Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Bathurst
Jenny RobertsDeputy Vice-Chancellor (Students)Bathurst
Paul DowlerChief Financial OfficerWagga Wagga
Adam Browne Executive Director Human ResourcesWagga Wagga
David Bedwell

Director, Strategy Planning and Information

John GermovProvost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) 
Vacant University Secretary and Director, Governance and Corporate Affairs 
VacantDirector Government and Community Relations 
Stephen ButtDirector, Division of Facilities ManagementWagga Wagga
Wayne MillarOperations Manager, Division of Facilities ManagementWagga Wagga
Catherine GordonExecutive Officer to the Vice-Chancellor 

Ken Dillon, Ed Maher and Adam BrownPictured (left):  Vice Chancellor Andy Vann


VCLT group taken at Wagga Wagga on 27th September, 2018 at LiFE workshop for Leadership.

From left: Paul Dowler, Robyn McGuiggan, Jenny Roberts, John Germov, Catherine Gordon, Steve Butt, Andy Vann, Heather Cavanagh, Wayne Millar.   Front: David Bedwell & Adam Browne.

Progress toward best practice

All 16 frameworks are benchmarked against best practice. This framework was benchmarked on 16 July, 2013 and the Leadership framework will be revisited in 2017, possibly through a LiFE Leadership Summit, where we’ll review our progress in implementing the action plan

This graph shows our progress toward best practice across the eight activity areas for this framework.

The below graph illustrates our progress towards best practice across the eight (8) activity areas.  The orange bars reaching four (4) highlight best practice and the lower bars in blue indicate CSU’s current baseline ratings.

Leadership July 2013 graph