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Principal (Burgmann College)

Canberra ACT, Australia

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After more than a decade of exemplary service, direction and community building at Burgmann, Principal Sally Renouf will step down in 2024 and the College wishes to appoint a new Principal. Leading a team of staff, including a Deputy Principal, management team and residential staff, the Principal will provide visible leadership in the day-to-day life of the College. Residing at the College, the Principal will take full responsibility for the financial and resource management of the College and will work closely with key Australian National University stakeholders, the College Council and Board of Management.

Job Description

This is a highly visible position and will require an individual with the aptitude for and experience in leadership of a residential academic community, preferably in a tertiary education setting. The successful candidate will ideally have the skills to develop and maintain relationships beyond the current residential community and the credibility to represent the organisation externally at the highest level.


For enquires and to apply please contact The Insight Group, the executive search consultants assisting with this search; phone +61 3 9654 3288; email

About Us

Burgmann College is a residential college for Australian and International Students located in Canberra and affiliated with the Australian National University. Founded in 1971, Burgmann College offers enhanced academic support and an extraordinary diversity of experience. With around 378 undergraduate and postgraduate students in residence, the College community has a simple purpose - that everyone may achieve their highest possible potential, academically and personally.

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