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.


From 1 January 2021 Rob Moffatt is the Acting Chief Operating Officer of the University of Queensland.  His substantive role is Chief Information Officer (CIO). 

Prior to joining UQ in 2010 Rob was as the CIO and Director of Human Resources of the Ingeus Group, an Australian entity with extensive operations in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Prior to that Rob was the Director General IT Services in the Australian Department of Defence.

Rob holds tertiary qualifications in humanities, management and engineering, including a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering.  He is a graduate of the Australian Royal Military College and Army Staff College, the Royal Military College of Science (UK), United States Army Signal Centre and Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Rob was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2003 for exceptional service to the Australian Defence Force in the field of operational and strategic communications.

Mr Rob Moffatt AM
Chief Operating Officer (Acting)

  +61 (7) 3365 1310
  +61 (7) 3365 2680

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


Emma Lambe
Executive Assistant

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