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On the Move

New dean of Law at the University of Queensland

Professor Sarah Derrington has taken the position of dean of Law at the University of Queensland. Derrington said she would seek to consolidate the law school’s position among the best law schools in the Asia-Pacific region by emphasising on industry-focused ...

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Hilmer appointed U21 chair

UNSW president and vice-chancellor professor Fred Hilmer has been appointed chair of Universitas 21, the leading global network of research-intensive universities, which collaborate to foster global citizenship and institutional innovation. Hilmer said he was delighted to have been appointed chair ...

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Newcastle’s COO

The University of Newcastle has appointed Nat McGregor as its new Chief Operating Officer. He took up his post at the end of May. McGregor was formerly Chief Executive Officer of University of Newcastle Services Ltd since 2010. He began ...

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Sydney Conservatorium of Music maestro

At the University of Sydney, Mexican-Spanish conductor Maestro Eduardo Diazmuñoz has been named the new professor of Conducting and music director of the Conservatorium Orchestra. Diazmuñoz is internationally recognised as one of the most versatile musicians of his generation and he ...

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La Trobe alumni and advancement director

Previous director of advancement at Melbourne Business School, Dr Alan Watkinson, has been appointed as La Trobe University’s new director of alumni and advancement.  Alan has an extensive experience in alumni and advancement sector, including executive leadership at Trinity College, ...

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Murray Darling Medical School’s top role

Charles Sturt University and La Trobe University have appointed Dr Kim Webber as executive director of the Murray Darling Medical School, after the Universities announced a partnership to serve communities. Webber’s role is to support the Interim Board to advance ...

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UNSW appoints new geotechnical mining Chair

Dr Fidelis Suorineni has been appointed the Chair of Mine Geotechnical Engineering at UNSW.  Suorineni, an international mining expert with research and consultancy experience across three continents, accepted this post in June. The Ghanaian national has spent the last 14 ...

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Leaders of teaching hospitals

Three pivotal clinical leadership roles will lead clinical education, research and academic activities at the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Queensland. Professor Gerald Holtmann began as associate dean (clinical) in March. He will oversee multidisciplinary clinical engagement ...

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Head of global engagement

Professor Gary Smith is Deakin University’s new deputy vice-chancellor (global engagement). Smith was previously responsible for the development and management of global partnerships as pro vice-chancellor (engagement and international) at the University of Western Sydney. Prior to joining UWS, Smith ...

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