Ms Clare Pullar, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Advancement)
|Ms Clare Pullar|
BA (Arts) La Trobe, DipEd La Trobe
Phone: +61 (7) 3346 3902
Fax: +61 (7) 3346 7029
Office : Room 730, JD Story Building
Post: The University of Queensland
Brisbane, Qld 4072, Australia
Ms Susan Edwards
Phone: +61 (7) 3346 6277
Areas of responsibility
As Pro Vice-Chancellor (Advancement), Ms Pullar is responsible for an ambitious fundraising agenda that incorporates extensive community engagement and public relations. Ms Pullar is a member of the senior executive group, which is led by the Vice-Chancellor and is principal advisor to the Vice-Chancellor on Advancement Strategy, lead solicitations and change management to embed best practice in Advancement throughout the institution. The Pro Vice-Chancellor (Advancement) reports to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (External Relations) on Advancement management and operations. The Pro Vice-Chancellor (Advancement) is responsible for providing leadership in the Advancement Office, developing broad strategic direction and overall management for the fundraising functions and related support services, with the objective of attracting substantial philanthropic investment in the University.
Clare Pullar has worked in tertiary and secondary education sector fundraising for 22 years and joined The University of Queensland in September 2009. Prior to this she led community engagement programs at Melbourne Business School (2007-2009) and Trinity College in the University of Melbourne. Clare has a depth of experience in both strategy and operational aspects of raising substantial financial support for all aspects of education – research, endowed professorships, scholarships and infrastructure. She has a special interest in cultural change required for successful philanthropic fundraising, equity, diversity and in indigenous education for which she has built significant philanthropic support in previous institutions. She was a member of B-Hert (Business Higher Education Round Table) taskforce examining how philanthropic support for Australian higher education institutions can be increased resulting in the position paper: Increasing Private Support for Australian Universities, B-Hert . In 2006, she was awarded both the Trevor Wigney Award and the Peter Crook Award for outstanding service in Advancement in Australasian education. Clare is a faculty member of the CASE Southern Spring Institute in Educational Fundraising and a Board member of the Australian Youth Orchestra.