Corporate Services Group

The Portfolio includes the functions of Finance, Information Technology, Facilities Management and the Web Office and delivers professional services and support to the University community commanding the management and deployment of a significant asset base. The three Divisions are collectively known as the Corporate Services Group.

The Corporate Services Group has the overarching responsibility and commitment to lead the physical and technological development of the University; to lead organisational change and development in the service and support areas of the University as part of the University Strategy 2017–2022. The Corporate Services Group is headed by the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), with the executive of the Group comprising the CFO, Executive Director – Division of Information Technology and the Executive Director – Division of Facilities Management, serviced by the Executive Officer, Corporate Services Group.

The Chief Financial Officer is responsible for providing strategic advice to the Vice-Chancellor, University Council and the Vice-Chancellor Leadership Team across the Portfolio with an emphasis on finance and resource management across the University.

The Chief Financial Officer is a member of the Vice-Chancellor's Leadership Team.

Organisational chart

The portfolio of Corporate Services Group includes responsibility for:

Division of Finance

Whether you're a student or staff member at CSU, we're here to help you with a range of financial services.

Division of Facilities Management

We are responsible for developing and maintaining the campuses of Charles Sturt University, to provide a conducive and sustainable environment for safe living, learning, teaching and research.

Division of Information Technology

We are responsible and accountable for the strategic management, development and support of information and communications technology (ICT) across the University. This includes the Web Office and the provision of related ICT services to all staff and students.

Office of Planning and Analytics

We help provide the majority of Charles Sturt's government compliance submissions, load management and projection services, and can support you with many Higher Education legislative matters.

Chief Financial Officer

Paul has been in the higher education sector for 28 years, having worked at the University of New England and Sydney University prior to commencing with Charles Sturt University (CSU) in 2006.

Paul was appointed as Executive Director, Division of Finance in 2011 and is now the Chief Financial Officer of the University. As a member of the Vice-Chancellor's Leadership Team, Paul is responsible for the Corporate Services Group, a Portfolio including the Divisions of Finance, Information Technology and Facilities Management. The Portfolio focuses on delivering professional services and support to the University and the provision of high-quality physical and virtual infrastructure as part of the University Strategy 2017–2022.

Paul Dowler


Committees of the Chief Financial Officer
Charles Sturt Campus Services Board Chair
Finance Review Committee Chair
Farm Management Committee Chair
Capital Planning Committee Chair
Technology Governance Committee Chair
Foundation Trust Governance Committee Chair
Estate Planning Committee Chair
Course Fee Advisory Committee Chair
Web Strategy Committee Chair
LiFE Sustainability Committee Chair
Committees of University Council
Finance, Audit and Risk Committee Attendee
Investment Committee Attendee
Committees of the Vice-Chancellor
Vice-Chancellor's Leadership Team Member
Vice-Chancellor's Forum Member
Committees of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
University Course Planning Committee Nominee to represent
Committees of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Development and Industry)
AgriPark Steering Committee Member
Other Committees - Internal
Contract Agreement and Performance Review Committee Member
Student Senate Attendee
Port Macquarie Leadership Group Member
Other Committee's - External
DVCs Corporate Member
Orange Aboriginal Medical Service Member
St Francis Residential College Committee Member
Boards - External
DVCs Corporate Member


Paul Dowler

Chief Financial Officer
Tel: 02 6933 2255

Susan Ryan

Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer
Tel: 02 6338 6353

Kath Watt

Executive Assistant, Chief Financial Officer
Tel: 02 6933 2255

Postal Address

Corporate Services Group
Charles Sturt University
Locked Bag 588
Wagga Wagga NSW 2678