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Gas man new Curtin chancellor

Colin Beckett, general manager Greater Gorgon Area, Chevron Australia, has been appointed as the new chancellor of Curtin University, commencing in January. Beckett has spent the past 12 years with Chevron in Perth and has held his current position of ...

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MacDonald made vice-president (admin)

La Trobe has also announced Natalie MacDonald will be taking up the role of vice-president (administration) at the university. MacDonald is currently director-general of the Queensland government’s Department of Housing and Public Works – a service provider to all other ...

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Top marketer joins RMIT

The co-founder and chief executive officer of Twenty3 Sport and Entertainment, John Tripodi, has been appointed as adjunct professor at RMIT University’s school of economics, finance and marketing. Tripodi has held senior marketing and general management roles at Mars Inc. ...

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Tourism leader joins VU

Victoria Tourism Industry Council CEO Dianne Smith will mentor students and assist their transition into the tourism and events industry in her new role as adjunct professor in Victoria University’s School of international business. Smith has more than 20 years’ ...

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Curtin health services post

Curtin University has announced Carolyn Lawrence as the new manager for the Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute (CHIRI) clinics based at the Bently Campus and other sites across Western Australia. Lawrence’s career has focused on health service delivery. After initially ...

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Roff kicks off new role Former Wallabies winger Joe Roff has begun his new role as chief executive of the University of Canberra Union (UCU). The position was created as a result of UCU’s new strategic plan and direction to ...

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Down to business for new TAFE head

Margy Osmond brings a strong background in the private sector and government to her senior NSW post. The inaugural chief executive of the Australian National Retailers Association and former head of the NSW and Sydney chambers of commerce, Margy Osmond, ...

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Adelaide University VC opposes merger

The new vice-chancellor of Adelaide University, Professor Warren Bebbington, who took up his post this month, says the proposed merger with the University of South Australia might lead to larger class sizes and compromise teaching. Bebbington’s predecessor, Irish botanist Professor ...

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Astronomy star to lead research school

One of Australia’s foremost astronomers, Professor Matthew Colless, has today been announced as the new director of the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the Australian National University. Professor Colless joins the university after a long and highly distinguished ...

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Chair focused on innovation

Design researcher, practitioner and Australian Future Fellow, Professor Andy Dong has been appointed to the Warren Chair in Engineering Innovation at the University of Sydney. This newly established chair will lead a program of education and research in engineering innovation ...

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