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Curtin University
Note to staff

19 September 2008


 Senior appointment – new Vice President Corporate Services

I am pleased to announce that Mr Geoffrey Searle has been appointed as Vice President Corporate Services for the University. He will commence at Curtin on Monday 22 September 2008.

The new position of Vice President Corporate Services is a key role within Curtin’s executive, and Mr Searle will play an important part in helping to ensure the operational effectiveness and future direction of the University.

Mr Searle has extensive experience as a corporate services manager in the areas of finance, information technology, human resources, and property services. Over the last 11 years he has managed the corporate service functions for Home Building Society, StateWest Credit Society, and also Challenge Bank.

In this new position, Mr Searle will head the finance, IT, property and facilities and executive support areas of the University and spearhead the strategic direction and policy development for these areas.

Mr Searle holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia and is also a Certified Practicing Accountant.

We welcome Mr Searle to Curtin and look forward to his contribution.