Mr Paul Townsend - Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice-President

Paul Townsend is the Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice-President of Monash University. He oversees:

  • business strategy
  • financial management
  • funding and investments
  • Monash capital works programs (worldwide).

A highly-qualified commercial executive, Mr Townsend has an extensive record in capital management, equity and debt capital market activities, including substantial experience as a CFO within ASX listed companies.

Prior to his appointment at Monash University, Mr Townsend’s career encompassed a variety of executive roles and industries, including:

  • CFO of Asaleo Care (2012 to 2017);
  • CFO of Pacific Hydro (2010 to 2012);
  • CFO of Futuris Automotive Group (2004 to 2010);

He has also held accounting and management roles at Ernst & Young and KPMG.

Paul holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from Swinburne University of Technology and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Australia.


Finance information for staff is available on the Finance Services intranet.


Office of the Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice-President
Chancellery, 27 Chancellors Walk
Wellington Road
Clayton VIC 3800 Australia
Telephone: +61 3 9905 2004