The Australian National University
Emeritus Faculty Member

Peter Scardoni


December 1999 – Present

Contractor and Consultant

Director Scardoni Enterprises (ABN 67 090 916 902)

Current Activities

  • Association for Tertiary Education Management. 
    Member of National Secretariat and Assistant Treasurer. 
  • Emeritus Faculty, Australian National University
  • Bush "N" Tucker Tours 

March 1998 – December 1999

Project Manager, Development Office

Australian National University


  • Identify and promote activities, projects and other opportunities that have the potential to enhance strategically the national and international standing of the University and bring additional funds to campus.
  • Broaden and strengthen linkages with external sectors: government and non-government, corporate and the wider community to generate additional benefits.
  • Foster within the University the evolution of a culture which is more aware of benefits of partnerships with other organisations.
  • Advise and liaise with stakeholders on campus and coordinate and enhance internal networks of development staff across campus
  • Assist with the Executive Officer, Development in establishing and expanding the Endowment for Excellence.


  • Developed and implemented successful strategies establishing an ANU Language Institute. Negotiated a consortia which includes Language Australia, Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Asian Studies, Centre for Continuing Education and other Centres.
  • Developed a market base for the Language Institute by negotiating service provision to and partnerships with external bodies such as Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Department of Defence, University of Western Sydney, Southern Adult Education, various Embassies and ethnic community organisations and private companies.
  • Developed and implemented successful strategies for establishing external partnerships resulting in external funds from projects with Bishop AUSTRANS (Light Rail System), AEDOL (A consortia developing a commercial system using spatial data from satellites), projects e.g.: Austrans AEDOL Field Screen, RSBS’ Kioloa
  • ACT Govt, CANTRADE network, Gateway Conference, Gateway Building, Bequest Strategy

May 1984- February 1998

Business Manager, The Faculties

Australian National University


  • Provide professional advice and propose, develop and disseminate strategic plans and policies on any issues affecting or having the potential to affect any areas of The Faculties, Teaching, Research and/or Administrative business.
  • Manage all financial (including an operating budget in excess of $50M), human resource and logistic matters within the Faculties covering general recurrent operations, space management and capital programs, fee programs, investment opportunities, external funds and entrepreneurial activities and, and all other non-academic administrative requirements of The Faculties.
  • Counsel, advise and assist all Deans, Heads of Departments, Units and Centres and Academic staff in The Faculties, on all financial, human resource and non-academic administrative operations ensuring the most effective use of resources in their areas.
  • Represent The Faculties and the ANU at the highest level on all manner of councils, boards, committees and other bodies as required.


  • The position assumed the profile of the Senior Managerial and key administrative post in a medium size University.
  • Developed an accepted model for the equitable distribution of funds across Faculties, Departments and Units.
  • As Business Manager and Member of The Faculties Space Committee devised and implemented plans to fund and manage the refurbishing and construction new buildings in the Faculties. The success of this project led to the reinstatement of Government Capital Funding for the University
  • Helped plan and implemented a major re-organisation in the Faculty of Science entailing the physical relocation of some six departments and facilities, the contraction of two departments and the establishment of the Engineering program.
  • Published Expanding The Faculties Resource Base 1996
  • Launched Income generation/budgeting strategy.
  • Established The Faculties Development Network and lead interactions with the business sector government and other external organisations forming partnerships which lead to external funding.
  • Established and Chaired The ANU Business Managers Committee
  • Established a head Technical Officer and Technical Coordinators Group and a non-Science Technical support group.
  • Established a Faculties Computing Committee

February 1983 - April 1984

Assistant Bursar/Assistant Secretary (Management)

Australian National University


  • Co-ordinate and rationalise stores and purchasing at the ANU
  • Assist the Bursar as required


  • Drew up and had accepted by all sections of the University specifications for a new stores and purchasing system for the University.
  • Engaged and liased with an external company of computer programmers to develop the operating system. The system operated successfully as the University Stores and Purchasing System for over 20 years.
  • Harnessed the University purchasing power by persuading Campus Purchasing Officers to work together.
  • Successfully implemented across campus the transition from a manual stores system to the new computerised system

March 1977 – January 1983

Deputy Business Manager, The Faculties

Australian National University


  • Manage the business financial and human resource requirements of the Faculties of Arts, Economics and Asian Studies together with a number of Units and Centres.
  • Counsel, advise, and assist Deans, Heads of Departments and Academic staff of the designated Faculties and Centres on all financial, human resource and non-academic administrative operations ensuring the most effective use of resources in their areas.
  • Deputise for, and act as the Business Manager as required


  • Developed a voluntary early retirement scheme for the University.
  • Revised stores and purchasing arrangements within The Faculties.
  • Introduced word-processing in The Faculties.
  • Computerised the finance reporting and management systems in The Faculties.

1968 - 1977

Assistant Laboratory Manager,

Research School of Biological Sciences

Australian National University


  • Responsible to the Director and Laboratory Manager for the business and financial management of the Research School.
  • Assist with technical management of the Research School.


  • Designed, implemented and managed the budgetary, financial reporting, stores and purchasing systems for the new Research School.
  • Proposed and had accepted improvements to the fledgling University computerised stores and purchasing system.
  • Proposed and had accepted strategies at Faculty Board for the allocation of funds within the School.

1962 -1968

Various Administrative/Accounts Clerk Positions

Central administration

Australian National University

Other Appointments


Member, Australian National University Council

Chair, University Financial Information Systems Project Committee

Chair, Burton and Garran Hall Governing Body

Edith and Joy London Foundation Management Committee


Member, Bruce Burton and Garran Hall Governing Body


Member of many University Committees


Full Name: Peter Alexander Scardoni

Private Address: 13 Wyles Place, Flynn.

Educational Qualifications:

BA (Accounting) University of Canberra 1974

Certified Practicing Accountant (Non Financial)

3 stages of a 4 stage Biological Technicians Certificate

Other Interests:

Fishing, gardening, sport, outback travelling, cooking, wine, music.


Past Member, Rotary Club of Canberra – Fyshwick

Treasurer and Public Officer, Pegasus, Riding for the Disabled (ACT)

Treasurer, Board member, National Brain Injury Foundation.

Auditor - Several non-profit Charities and Associations.