Simon Stewart

Executive Director, Operational Performance

The Operational Performance Group delivers functions that design, evaluate, improve and support operations across the University.

Simon has led the Operational Performance Group since mid-2022, leading a team of 60 staff providing a range of expert services including data & reporting, service improvement, service culture, digital experience, operational excellence, and business continuity planning. Simon previously led the Easier Research Business program across the University which comprised seven workstreams, transforming the way research support is delivered to researchers, partners, and professional staff.

Prior to joining the University, Simon had an extensive career in executive leadership and consulting roles in transformation, change and program management. His industry experience is broad including roles in financial services, legal, petrochemical and oil & gas. His leadership includes stints at BP, NAB and ANZ, notably as Global Head of Project Delivery & Transformation.

Simon holds a Master of Business Administration from Melbourne Business School and a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (hons) from the University of Melbourne.


Level 1, 32 Lincoln Square North,
The University of Melbourne
Victoria 3010 Australia


Executive Assistant
Ms Julie Kennedy