Chief Operating Officer

Mr Damien Israel

Chief Operating Officer (2019-present)

Damien Israel is an experienced senior executive committed to delivering sustainable strategic outcomes whilst ensuring delivery of high performing operational services.

Prior to joining UOW, Mr Israel held a number of senior executive posts within health services, involving resource management, information technology, capital planning and delivery, and organisational change management. He is a Fellow of CPA Australia, holding a Bachelor of Business and Master of Accounting.

As Chief Operating Officer of the University of Wollongong, he is responsible for the leadership of the major corporate support services including Financial Services, Information Management & Technology, Commercial Developments, Institutional Research and Government Reporting, Business Improvement and Assurance, Human Resources, Student Services, Accommodation Services, Facilities Management and Governance and Legal. He plays a key role in oversighting the digital, finance and people and culture strategies of the University.

He is Secretary to the University Council and an executive member of the UOW Global Enterprises Board of Directors. He also represents the University on a number of boards including Universities Admission Centre (NSW & ACT) Pty Ltd and the Illawarra Regional Advisory Council.

Support staff contact:

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


The Vice-Chancellor’s Unit
Building 36
University of Wollongong
NSW, 2522, Australia.