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Executive Director, Development & Communications, Australian Technology Network of Universities

Vicki Thomson is the Executive Director of the Australian Technology Network (ATN), a coalition of five leading universities across Australia. Her diverse background covers journalism, politics, issues management and the higher education sector. She has an extensive media, political and policy background, serving as Chief of Staff to the former Premier of South Australia. Before this she was a senior adviser to the Premier, entering politics from a media background in newspaper, radio and television in Canberra, Western Australia and South Australia. Her expertise is related to developing policy outcomes which will benefit the Australian Higher Education sector to achieve world class status. She has a particular interest in developing a framework for the ATN which differentiates those universities from their competitors in the Australian Higher Education sector. She is involved in developing strategies to ensure that diversity is a ‘real’ outcome as opposed to ‘perceived’


  • 2003–present
    Executive Director, Australian Technology Network of Universities