Senate | Members elected from and by non-academic staff

Fiona Feist

Fiona Feist

Fiona is currently the Executive Business Manager for the School of Veterinary and Life Sciences and has been at Murdoch University since 2001. In her role she provides high level contributions to the administrative, resource and business planning activities of the School, and contributes to the overall governance. She works closely with the Dean and School Executive Team to development and implement the Schools strategic and operational plan to enable the School to deliver the highest quality academic and research programs.

Prior to this Fiona was Manager of the Finance Support Team which provided financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting and financial processing to the Academy and Professional Services at Murdoch University. In her fourteen years at the university she has worked in a diverse range of roles including Project Manager for a National Literacy and Numerary Research Project with Department of Education and Training, Implementation Coordinator for Murdoch's major administrative change project and Business Manager in the Finance Office for both Professional Service offices and Academic schools.

Fiona's well rounded experience at Murdoch includes supporting Academic staff in research and teaching, working with schools, offices and research centres to coordinate and manage finances, human resources, academic business cases and administrative processes.

In 2012 Fiona became a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is currently completing her Master of Business Administration. These qualifications, coupled with her extensive work experience at Murdoch, terms on the University’s Senate and Academic Council give Fiona a profound understanding of Murdoch’s academic, research and administrative mechanisms and governance.

Fiona's community work includes membership of the Rossmoyne Primary School Board and Merchandise Manager and committee member of Rossmoyne Junior Football. In 2015 Fiona completed the National Basketball Community Coaching Course and is a coach and manager for All Saints' Basketball Club.