Mr Damien Israel
CHIEF FINANCE OFFICER
Mr Damien Israel joined the University of Wollongong in 2001, and was appointed to the Senior Executive in the role of Director of Financial Services in 2008. Prior to joining the University, Mr Israel was with the NSW Health system occupying a range of senior executive posts and participating in a number of State-wide initiatives involving financial and information systems and resource distribution.
Mr Israel's expertise extends to a wide range of areas including commercial negotiations, property dealings, information management and technology, business process improvement, organisational change management, strategic planning, business assurance and risk management.
As CFO, Mr Israel's primary roles are advising on financial and commercial strategy, protection of UOW assets and ensuring effective management of UOW resources. His responsibilities include leadership of accounting, finance and treasury, investor and industry partner relations, internal audit, risk management, business assurance, information technology, commercial and associated infrastructure development, public private partnerships, business process improvement and planning, and management information. Mr Israel is executive lead for the development of the University's Innovation Campus.
Mr Israel is a Fellow Certified Practising Accountant, a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a Bachelor of Business and Master of Accounting.
Mr Israel represents the University on a number of Boards of Directors including:
- Universities Admission Centre (NSW & ACT) Pty Ltd | Chair of Audit Committee
- Illawarra Regional Information Service Ltd
- Illawarra Health & Medical Research Institute Ltd
- UniSuper Consultative Committee
- UWAT Pty Ltd
- UOWD Ltd
- UOWC Ltd
- UOW College Hong Kong
Support Staff Contact:
Senior Executive Assistant to the Chief Finance Officer
Ph: +61 2 4221 4620
The Vice-Chancellor’s Unit
University of Wollongong
NSW, 2522, Australia
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