The University of Newcastle has appointed Nat McGregor as its new Chief Operating Officer. He took up his post at the end of May. McGregor was formerly Chief Executive Officer of University of Newcastle Services Ltd since 2010. He began his career in commercial lending and finance with the Commonwealth Bank, followed by a financial planning role with Masterfoods Australia. He joined the University of Newcastle in 1999 as the Financial Services and Business Manager for the Faculty of Health. Moving to a university-wide role in the University’s Financial Services area in 2003, he led improvements across portfolios that delivered improvements to the procurement process. In 2006, he was promoted to the position of director, Risk and Commercial Services. As CEO of University of Newcastle Services, McGregor has overseen the integration of the University’s on campus accommodation service, moving UON Services into a sustainable financial position and overseeing its transition to a multi-campus service provider.
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