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Elizabeth Alexander Melbourne’s 21st Chancellor

A leading businesswomen and a specialist in corporate governance Elizabeth Alexander, is to become the next chancellor of the University of Melbourne. Alexander, a university councillor since 2004 and currently a deputy chancellor will succeed Alex Chernov when he retires in April to become Victoria’s next Governor. The second woman to be Melbourne’s chancellor, Alexander is also chair of the university’s finance committee and subsidiaries sub-committee. University vice-chancellor Professor Glyn Davis welcomed the appointment, saying the advice and expertise Alexander had provided in her time on the council was invaluable to the university. A specialist in risk management and corporate governance issues, Alexander is chairman of CSL, a non-executive director of DEXUS Property group and Medibank and is an advisor to Blake Dawson Waldron. In 1990, she was named a Member of the Order of Australia.

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