RMIT appoints new Deputy-Vice Chancellor International and Engagement

RMIT appoints new Deputy-Vice Chancellor International and Engagement

Saskia Loer Hansen has been appointed to the new role of Deputy Vice-Chancellor International and Engagement and Vice-President.

Hansen brings to the role deep international and engagement experience within the tertiary sector, across multiple countries and regions.

She has built a strong reputation in senior roles in England, Australia, Scotland and Denmark, including work with campuses and partnerships across the Asia Pacific.

saskia-loer-hansen Saskia Loer Hansen will join RMIT as Deputy Vice-Chancellor International and Engagement and Vice-President in February 2023.

Most recently she has been Interim Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive at Aston University, reflecting her standing at the university where she has been since 2017 with a comparable remit to this new position.

Hansen also has previous experience at RMIT in leadership roles within the University’s then Global Development and Performance, and International Relations teams. 

Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Alec Cameron said he had great confidence in the contribution Hansen would make.

“Not only is Saskia deeply skilled in her field, but her skill is matched by her open and collaborative leadership style and wonderful clarity of focus.”

“During her time at RMIT she worked closely with RMIT Vietnam and RMIT Europe, which is a great knowledge base to build from.”

Hansen’s remit will cover the following portfolios:

  • Global
  • RMIT Vietnam
  • RMIT Europe
  • University Communications
  • Experience (Global Student Recruitment; Global Marketing and Regional Hubs; Market Intelligence & Propositions; Digital & Experience)
  • Business Development, Philanthropy, RMIT Culture

Her appointment follows recent announcements that Senior Vice-President Strategy and Operations Dionne Higgins and Deputy Vice-Chancellor Global Professor Peter Coloe will step down at the end of the year. 

Hansen will join RMIT in February 2023.


Story: Karen Phelan 


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