James Cook University appointed Professor Andrew Vann as its new senior deputy vice-chancellor and Professor Chris Cocklin (pictured) as deputy vice-chancellor (research and innovation).Cocklin was previously pro vice-chancellor of JCU’s Faculty of Science, Engineering and IT. He joined the university in February 2007 after 10 years at Monash, where he was head of the School of Geography and Environmental Science and the inaugural director of the Monash Environment Institute. Vann, who has been acting in the position of senior DVC for most of the year, was previously DVC (university services) and registrar. Vann joined JCU at the beginning of 2005 from CQU where he was associate director (corporate information systems). Trained as a civil engineer, he completed his PhD at the University of Bristol before coming to Australia in 1996.
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