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Ms Cathy Duncan-Ross

Interim Chief Operating Officer (2022-present)

Cathy Duncan- Ross is a senior executive with extensive experience spanning several industries, including stewardship, strategy and delivery. This experience has involved leadership of various core business functions, including finance, supply chain management, facilities, business improvement, information technology, strategy, and project planning and delivery.

Before joining UOW, Cathy was the Group Head of Business Improvement and Business Services for Lendlease, managing a wide and varied portfolio, including Supply Chain Strategy and Delivery, Corporate Real Estate, Business Improvement and Change Management and Finance Support.

Cathy is passionate about building resilient high-performing teams, facilitating cross-organisation collaboration, and implementing strategies for improved business and customer outcomes and has a track record of leading successful digital and cultural transformations.

Cathy is a qualified Chartered Accountant in the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.


Support staff contact:

Lyndsey Frigo
Senior Executive Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer
Ph: +61 2 4221 4620


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University of Wollongong
NSW, 2522, Australia.