Our leaders

Our leaders

Our growth and success in Vietnam

RMIT University Vietnam is governed by a Board of Management, the Chair being the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Global Development and Vice-President of RMIT University. The President of RMIT Vietnam reports to the Board of Management, of which she is also a member, and is appointed by them to lead and manage the development and activities of RMIT Vietnam.

The President has a senior management team to advise on policy and operational matters.

In addition, various committees provide recommendations to the President on a range of matters.  Most committees have some level of delegated authority to approve certain decisions, and to make recommendations to the President on others.

Ms Rachel Holthouse

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Global Development

Ms Rachel Holthouse is responsible for advancing RMIT’s global operations and connectivity.

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Professor Gael McDonald

President

Professor Gael McDonald commenced as President of RMIT Vietnam from 17 February 2014.

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Professor Rick Bennett

Vice-President Academic and Head of School of Communication & Design

Professor Rick Bennett leads RMIT Vietnam’s School of Communication & Design.

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Assoc. Prof. Mathews Nkhoma

Head of School of Business & Management

Associate Professor Nkhoma leads School of Business & Management to ensure the School's positive impact on Vietnam and the region.

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Associate Professor Eric Dimla

Head of School of Science & Technology

As Head of School of Science & Technology, Professor Dimla works closely with industry to align the University’s teaching, curriculum and assessments with the needs of the Vietnamese, and broader...

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Mr Jake Heinrich

Head of School of English & University Pathways

Mr Heinrich is responsible for leading School of English & University Pathways in its mission to provide language instruction for students on a higher education academic pathway.

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Mr Andy Kimpton

Director of Operations

Mr Andy Kimpton is responsible for property and facilities management, IT services, health and safety, security, sustainability and critical incident management.

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Mr Le Minh Khanh

Director Finance and Legal

Mr Khanh Le is responsible for RMIT Vietnam’s financial compliance and business growth, making financially sound business choices for the organisation.

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Ms Jan Clohessy

Executive Director (Engagement)

Jan oversees the departments of Student Recruitment & Marketing, Career & Employability Services, Communications & Events, and Market Research at RMIT Vietnam.

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Mr Phillip Dowler OAM

Head of Campus, Hanoi

Mr Dowler works with staff members across the Hanoi City campus to foster the development of RMIT Vietnam in Hanoi, providing day-to-day monitoring of operations and services there.

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