Caitlin Byrne

Pro Vice Chancellor, Business at Griffith University

Professor Caitlin Byrne commenced in the role of Pro Vice Chancellor (Business) in July 2022 after serving five years as the Director of the Griffith Asia Institute.

As Pro Vice Chancellor (Business), Griffith University, Caitlin is committed to the delivery of contemporary business education and scholarship that delivers a more sustainable, inclusive and prosperous future for communities across the globe. Having spent the past five years leading the University's research and engagement agenda related to strategic developments in Asia and the Pacific as Director of the Griffith Asia Institute, she brings a global leadership outlook, strengths in building multi-stakeholder partnerships, and a commitment to diversity.

Caitlin began her professional career as a diplomat with the Australian Government. In the years since she has worked across senior leadership roles in government, industry and community to become recognised as one of Australia's leading academic-practitioners with a focus on international policy and diplomatic practice. She actively contributes to international policy development and delivers executive education and training in diplomacy through Australia's Diplomatic Academy and other global forums.

In 2020, Caitlin was made Fellow of the Australian Institute of International Affairs (FAIIA) for her contribution to international education and Australia's engagement in the Asia-Pacific. In 2021 she received special commendation from the Japanese Consulate-General in Brisbane for her contribution to bilateral Australia-Japan relations. Caitlin is a Faculty Fellow of the University of Southern California's Centre for Public Diplomacy (CPD).


  • Pro Vice Chancellor, Business

    Current role

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