CAUDIT Leadership Institute 2022 Wrap-Up

This year 37 emerging leaders graduated from the CAUDIT Leadership Institute (CLI).

The graduating cohort comprises of IT, library and research staff from Australian and New Zealand universities and organisations who participated in the week-long CLI program in August. During the intensive program, participants evaluated their individual leadership skills and gained insight and understanding into the high-level workings of organisations within the higher education sector.

The 2022 participants showcased the maturity, strength and quality of those currently working in the sector. Their participation reflects their employer's (CAUDIT Member organisations) commitment to staff development, with their continued investment in, and development of, the CAUDIT Leadership Institute as the benchmark for leadership standards for over 23 years.

Overall, initial feedback from the 2022 cohort has identified of the 11 core sessions, the top five were:

  • Executive Insight (invited speaker Mark Gregory, COO, Flinders University)
  • Careers by Design
  • Politics, Culture & Strategy
  • High Impact Communications
  • What’s on your VC’s Mind

The CAUDIT Leadership Institute is developed exclusively for IT, Library and eResearch staff within the sector and 22 organisations supported staff participation in 2022. Those who attended confirmed the significant value that they receive from program, including the one-on-one mentoring from the faculty members throughout the week and the quality of the content from the themed sessions. The theme relationships, when applied in context to the higher education sector by the faculty, embeds the learnings in a practical way that only a program delivered by leaders from within the sector can achieve.

Of the 37 participants, 46% have held their current position for 2-5 years, 27% have been in their position for 1-2 years, 8% in various capacities for 5 – 10 years, and 19% have been in their positions for less than one year. 89% of participants hold positions involving direct reports. 100% of participants are in influential positions within their organisations to implement constructive and effective leadership practices.

This is what some of our participants had to say:

‘I would highly recommend this program to all potential leaders, this gave me tremendous insights into the leader I want to be and the confidence to embrace my strengths and improve my weaknesses.’

‘The CAUDIT Leadership Institute is an intense and exciting week. For me it was a journey of self discovery, shared with a great group of peers, and led by an inspiring and passionate team of leaders.’

Thank you to our wonderful CLI Faculty for making the program possible.


Session NameFaculty Member
What's on your VC's mindKerrie Campbell/ Warwick Calkin
Your Communication StyleLinda Jorn/ Warwick Calkin
Leading Change to TriumphJill Benn / Naomi Lutvey
Politics, Culture & StrategyMichael Cato/ Kerrie Campbell/ Adrian Dillon
Decision Making in AmbiguityNaomi Lutvey/ Michael Cato
High-Impact CommunicationLinda Jorn/ Adrian Dillon
Leading with Emotional IntelligenceNaomi Lutvey / Warwick Calkin
Careers by DesignJill Benn / Michael Cato
Resilient LeadershipAdrian Dillon/ Kerrie Campbell
BelbinJill Benn/ Linda Jorn


Read more about the CLI Faculty here.


Applications to the 2023 Leadership Institute will open around April 2023.

Subscribe to the CAUDIT newsletter to ensure that you don’t miss out!


Congratulations to the 2022 CLI graduates, listed below:



SurnameFirstnameCurrent role/titleOrganisation
BarnesSamuelSenior Manager, IntegrationCharles Sturt University
BellengerAmandaAssociate University Librarian (Engagement & Experience)The University of Western Australia
BoomLucyAssociate Director, Project Delivery & Engagement, Information Technology ServicesThe Australian National University
BrincatMarkDelivery Director, Lifecycle & Technology EnablementLa Trobe University
CavenaghGregManager, Audio Visual and Network ServicesDeakin University
ChaseWallaceHead of InfrastructureUniversity of Otago
CoCathrynIT Services ManagerUniversity of Technology, Sydney
DalesAngelaNetwork Systems Team LeadUniversity of the Sunshine Coast
DewarSophieAssociate Director, IT Project Management OfficeCharles Sturt University
DuncanFelipeHead of Student Digital SolutionsJames Cook University
EastwellAngelaHead of Production Services and Infrastructure ProgramUNSW Sydney
GheeVeronicaLibrary Academic Engagement LeadFlinders University
HerbertDavidManager, Web Platforms and StrategyUniversity of Technology, Sydney
HolmTanyaRepository LibrarianUNSW Sydney
IannielloRussellTechnical LeadAustralian Access Federation
IslamMohammadTechnology PartnerThe University of Sydney
KonstantaGeorginaManager, Client Experience, UOW LibraryUniversity of Wollongong
LongmuirAlanDelivery ManagerDeakin University
MaloneAaronProject ManagerCentral Queensland University
MathersonToranManager (Networks,DC, AV, Contracts)University of Southern Queensland
McNessChristineA / Associate Director, IT GovernanceThe University of Queensland
NettingMeganManager: Research and Data Management SupportUniversity of South Australia
NewarNiveditaHead of Cyber Security Strategy & GovernanceUNSW Sydney
PalmerIanHead of ITDSUTS College
PridhamJoeUser Environment ManagerThe University of Sydney
RameshSridevi (Sri)Senior Manager, IT Performance & SRM (Office of CIO)La Trobe University
ReidCarleneManager: Network ServicesUniversity of South Australia
RossMattAV Support ManagerThe University of Sydney
RusdenJodiManager Shared Services OperationsUniversity of Tasmania
SimonsJoanneManager Content Discovery and InnovationThe University of Auckland (NZ)
SimpsonShayneBusiness ArchitectUniversity of the Sunshine Coast
SkrepetosKonstantinosTechnical Delivery Manager/Project ManagerUniversity of Tasmania
StandenJoeManager Identity and Access ManagementThe University of Auckland (NZ)
TampubolonPascalTechnical Operations ManagerUniversity of Technology, Sydney
WongSuzannaManager, Enterprise Support SystemsThe University of Queensland

Resource Image

Resource Type


CAUDIT acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands where we live, learn and work. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and celebrate the stories, culture and traditions of all First Nations people.