Deputy Vice Chancellor and Vice President: External Relations and Strategic Projects
Nigel Relph commenced as Deputy Vice Chancellor and Vice President: External Relations and Strategic Projects in February 2016 having previously been Deputy Vice Chancellor and Vice President: International and Advancement (2013-2016) and Pro Vice Chancellor and Vice President: International and Development (2010-2013). He is responsible for partner engagement and development of the university?s strategic projects, domestically and internationally as well as advancement services, international relations and the outreach and engagement activities in the Hawke Centre, Samstag Museum and SciCEd Studio.
Before joining the University of South Australia, Nigel was Director of Corporate Affairs at Queen Mary, University of London where he oversaw a broad portfolio encompassing international strategy; marketing; communications and government relations; alumni relations and fundraising; partnerships; and English Language and Foundation Program provision.
Previously Nigel held senior management positions at the Universities of Warwick and Birmingham, where he was Director of International Affairs. He spent a period in Malaysia as academic director of a private education group. On his return to the UK he was appointed as a senior consultant to the British Council, advising on the then Prime Minister Tony Blair's international initiatives.
Nigel began his career holding academic positions at the University of Liverpool and at the University of Lancaster and then spent a period establishing and running a media company before resuming his career in education. He has been a Director and Trustee of a number of educational and arts organisations and is currently a member of the Education Adelaide Board, South Australia-India Advisory Council Education Sub-Group, and the City of Salisbury Strategic and International Partnerships Sub-Committee.