Mr Greg Pringle, Chief Operating Officer

Areas of responsibility

The Chief Operating Officer is responsible for co-ordinating the University's financial, physical, human, legal, management information, corporate operations, commercial activities, information technology and occupational health and safety services. He acts as Public Officer. UQ has an operating budget of $1.6B and some 7,500 full time equivalent staff (16,400 people).

The Chief Operating Officer also assists the Vice-Chancellor in regard to strategic planning and the framework of the University's highly successful research commercialisation and technology transfer activities.

Areas under his direct management include Human Resources, Finance and Business Services, the Legal Office, Information Technology, Strategic Planning and Management Information, Corporate Operations, Occupational Health and Safety, Investigations, Internal Audit, Enterprise Risk and Property and Facilities.


Greg commenced at UQ on 4 January 2016 after retiring from Aurizon Holding Limited as Executive Vice-President Enterprise Services and Chief Corporate Services Officer.

His academic qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts (Politics and Economics), Bachelor of Law, Master of Business Administration, Post Graduate Diploma (Industrial Relations) and an Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Prior to Aurizon Greg was Group Company Secretary for Flight Centre Ltd and Senior Manager, Strategic and Global Risk management for PricewaterhouseCoopers. Greg was a Magistrate with the Department of Justice in South Africa.

He has extensive experience in strategic planning and execution, budgeting and expense control, business integrations and change management and transformation. Greg is married with 3 children and enjoys adventure travel and triathlons.

Mr Greg Pringle
Chief Operating Officer
BA (Politics and Economics), LLB, MBA (Marketing and International Business), GradDip (Industrial Relations), Harvard Business School, Advanced Management Program.

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Level 4, Brian Wilson Chancellery
The University of Queensland
Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia


Emma Lambe
Executive Assistant

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