Richard Constantine | UniSC | University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Richard Constantine


  • Chief Operating Officer
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Office location
Sunshine Coast
Richard Constantine

Richard Constantine has more than 30 years’ leadership experience in the higher education sector in a range of roles in the management of Information Technology Services, Library, Facilities and Services, Student Services, Student Administration, Online Teaching and Learning, E-Research, Precincts and Government Relations, Legal Office, Compliance, Audit and Risk and a range of other corporate based functions. Richard’s background is in technology management and enablement. He is a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society as well as a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, having served on several boards.

As Chief Operating Officer at UniSC, Richard is responsible for the strategic management of the corporate functions of UniSC and related support areas to ensure the University’s ongoing viability. His portfolio includes UniSC’s Facilities Management, Information and Analytics Unit, Information Technology Services, People and Culture and Planning and Projects.

Before joining UniSC in 2022, Richard worked at Victoria University (VU) in Melbourne in several positions and was a member of the Senior Executive.

A major focus of Richard’s time at VU was the management of significant change and development projects, including the state-of-the-art Queen Street CBD precinct development involving heritage-listed buildings and the construction of Australia’s Largest Vertical Campus, the Sunshine TAFE Skills Development and Innovation Hub, and a nursing and midwifery campus at Sunshine Hospital. Richard also facilitated the land sale for a new hospital, involving the design and scope of around 5000 sqm which included teaching, learning, research and an innovation hub space within the new hospital.

Richard also oversaw numerous high value and high impact ICT projects during his time at VU and the development of a University Information Systems Strategic Roadmap. He also instigated a whole-of-institution strategic approach in developing VU’s first Campus Master Plan and preparing a closely linked, 10-year Capital Investment Plan. The Campus Master Plan enabled the University to gain ministerial approval for the University to dispose of various land assets totalling over $200 Million and thus enabling the funds to be used to invest in a range of more contemporary infrastructure projects.

Prior to his role at VU, Richard spent more than four years as the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Information Services) and Chief Information Officer at Flinders University in South Australia and 12 years as the Chief Information Officer and Director ITS at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne.