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Professor Gareth Evans

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Chancellor

Professor the Honourable Gareth Evans AC QC

BA LLB (Hons) (Melb), MA (Oxon), Hon LLD (Melb, Carleton, Syd), FASSA

Term of appointment

1 January 2010 to 31 December 2015

Membership of ANU Committee(s) reporting to Council

Council (Chair), Honorary Degrees Committee (Chair), Emergency Appointment (Vice-Chancellor) Committee, The Australian National University Endowment for Excellence Board of Governors, Committee on Conditions of Appointment of the Vice-Chancellor, Nominations Committee of Council (Chair).

Background

Gareth Evans is a Professorial Fellow at Melbourne University; President Emeritus of the Brussels-based International Crisis Group, of which he was President from 2000-2009; Co-Chair of the International Commission on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament; a former Cabinet Minister in the Hawke and Keating Governments from 1983-96 (Attorney-General, Minister for Resources and Energy, Minister for Transport and Communications, and Foreign Minister); and former Leader of the Government in the Senate, and Deputy Opposition Leader.He has chaired or been a member of many other international panels, commissions and advisory boards, has written or edited nine books (including Australia's Foreign Relations, Cooperating for Peace and The Responsibility to Protect), and won a number of international awards, including the 2010 Roosevelt Institute award for Freedom from Fear.

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Professor Ian Young

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Vice-Chancellor

Professor Ian Robert Young AO

BE (Hons), MEngSc, PhD (JCU), FIEAust, FTSE

Term of Appointment

1 March 2011 to 29 February 2016

Membership of ANU Committee(s) reporting to Council

Honorary Degrees Committee, Finance Committee, The Australian National University Endowment for Excellence Board of Governors, Nominations Committee of Council.

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Seven members appointed by the Minister on the recommendation of the Nominations Committee of Council

Ilana Atlas

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Pro-Chancellor

Ms Ilana Atlas

BJuris; LLB (Hons) (WAust), LLM (Syd)

Term of Appointment

21 June 2012 to 30 June 2016

Membership of ANU Committee(s) reporting to Council

Finance Committee, Audit & Risk Management Committee, Honorary Degrees Committee, Emergency Appointment (Vice-Chancellor) Committee, The Australian National University Endowment for Excellence Board of Governors, Committee on Conditions of Appointment of the Vice-Chancellor, Nominations Committee of Council

Background

Ms Atlas has extensive experience in business and has held executive and non-executive roles across a number of industry sectors. Ms Atlas is on the Board of Directors of Suncorp Group Limited and Coca-Cola Amatil Pty Limited and is the Chair of the Bell Shakespeare Company. Between 2000 and 2010, Ms Atlas held senior executive roles within Westpac Banking Corporation, including responsibility for human resources, corporate affairs and sustainability. She was a practising lawyer for 22 years and is a former partner of Mallesons Stephen Jaques.

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DougMcTaggart

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Dr Doug McTaggart

BEc (Hons) (ANU), MA PhD (Chicago), Hon DUniv (QUT), FAICD, FAIM

Term of Appointment

21 June 2012 to 30 June 2016

Membership of ANU Committee(s) reporting to Council

Finance Committee

Background

Doug McTaggart recently retired after 14 years as the Chief Executive of QIC, a leading institutional investment manager. Before joining QIC Dr McTaggart held various positions as an academic economist, finishing as Professor of Economics and Associate Dean at Bond University, followed by an appointment as Under Treasurer and Under Secretary of the Queensland Department of Treasury. He is currently a Councillor on the National Competition Council and a member of the COAG Reform Council. He also served on the Electricity Competition Committee and on Queensland Health Reform Advisory Committee for the Queensland Government. Doug has recently been appointed as a member of the Queensland Government Commission of Audit and as the Chair of the Public Service Commission. He is also a member of the Suncorp Board and Audit Committee. He is a past President of the Economic Society, Australia, has been a member of the Australian Accounting Standards Board, a Council Member of the Queensland University of Technology and was a Director (and past Chair) of the Investment & Financial Services Association (IFSA, now the Financial Services Council), and a Director of CEDA. As well as Masters and PhD degrees from the University of Chicago, Doug holds a 1st Class Honours Degree in Economics from the Australian National University.

 
Dr Vince FitzGerald

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Dr Vince FitzGerald

BEc (Qld and Harv) PhD (Harv), FIPAA, FAICD

Term of Appointment

21 June 2012 to 30 June 2014

Membership of ANU Committee(s) reporting to Council

Honorary Degrees Committee

Background

Vince FitzGerald is a director (until recently chairman) of the Allen Consulting Group, a leading consultancy in public policy and economics. Previously he was a senior Commonwealth official in the departments of Treasury, Prime Minister and Cabinet, Finance, Trade (Secretary) and Employment, Education and Training (Secretary). He is a director of ETF Securities Ltd and subsidiaries, including ASX-listed ETFS Metal Securities Ltd, a Trustee of the National Gallery of Victoria and the Finkel Foundation and a Victorian State Councillor of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is also a member of the Kaiela (Goulburn-Murray region indigenous community) Planning Council.

Robin Hughes

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Ms Robin Hughes AO

BA MA (Syd)

Term of Appointment

1 July 2010 to 30 June 2014

Membership of ANU Committee(s) reporting to Council

Honorary Degrees Committee

Background

Robin Hughes is an independent film-maker, currently managing director of Chequerboard Productions. She has worked as a producer, writer and director in the film and broadcasting industry, for the BBC, the ABC, commercial television and freelance. Her work has been characterised by innovation and has won many awards. As CEO of Film Australia during the nineteen eighties, she undertook a major successful restructuring of that organisation. She has served as Chair of the Council of the Australian Film Television and Radio School, a director of the Bangarra Dance Company and currently as Chair of Performing Lines.

Martine Letts

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Ms Martine Letts

BA (Hons)(ANU)

Term of Appointment

1 July 2010 to 30 June 2014

Membership of ANU Committee(s) reporting to Council

Honorary Degrees Committee

Background

Ms Martine Letts is the Chief Executive Officer of the Australia China Business Council.  She was previously Deputy Director of the Lowy Institute for International Policy and Secretary General (CEO) of Australian Red Cross. These roles followed a 17-year career with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Ms Letts served as Australian Ambassador to Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay and as Deputy Head of Mission and Australian Deputy Permanent Representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna. She specialised in arms control and disarmament on postings in Geneva, Vienna and as a policy officer in DFAT. Ms Letts is a member of the Advisory Board of the International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament.

David Miles

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Mr David Miles AM

LLB (Melb)

Term of Appointment

1 July 2010 to 30 June 2014

Membership of ANU Committee(s) reporting to Council

Finance Committee

Background

David Miles is a practising lawyer, company director and executive coach. He is a former President of the Law Institute of Victoria and the Law Council of Australia. From 1991 to 1997, he was Chief Executive and national Managing Partner of national law firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth. Mr Miles is Chair of Innovation Australia, a member of the Prime Minister's Science Engineering & Innovation Council (PMSEIC), and is Chair of Uniseed Management Pty Limited. He is also Chair of Legal Super Pty Ltd, Chair of the Australian Motor Sports Appeal Court, Chair of the National Stakeholder Steering Committee for the National Smart Electricity Meter Project and a Director of ASC Pty Ltd.

 
Graeme Samuel

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Mr Graeme Samuel AC

LLB (Melb), LLM (Monash), FAICD

Term of Appointment

1 August 2011 to 31 July 2015

Membership of ANU Committee(s) reporting to Council

Finance Committee (Chair), Audit & Risk Management Committee

Background

Graeme Samuel is a Managing Director of Greenhill Caliburn Pty Ltd, a leading independent investment bank and subsidiary of Greenhill & Co., Inc. He was Chairman of the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission and an Associate Member of the Australian Communications & Media Authority until 31 July 2011. Graeme Samuel took up the position of Chairman of the ACCC in July 2003. Prior to that, he was President of the National Competition Council, Chairman of the Melbourne & Olympic Parks Trust, a Commissioner of the Australian Football League, a member of the Board of the Docklands Authority, and a Director of Thakral Holdings Limited. He relinquished all these offices to assume his position with the ACCC. Mr Samuel is a past President of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, a past Chairman of Playbox Theatre Company and Opera Australia, a former Trustee of the Melbourne Cricket Ground Trust and former Chairman of the Inner & Eastern Health Care Network. Until the early 1990s he pursued a professional career in law and investment banking, from which he retired to assume a number of roles in public service and company directorships.

One person who is either a Dean or the Head of a Research School and is elected, in either case, by the Deans and the Heads of the Research Schools voting together

Stephen Bottomley

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Professor Stephen Bottomley

BA LLB (Hons) (Macq), LLM (UNSW) 

Term of Appointment

17 March 2014 to 29 September 2014

Membership of ANU Committee(s) reporting to Council

Academic Board

Background

Stephen Bottomley is Dean of the ANU College of Law, and Professor of Commercial Law at the Australian National University. He has been a member of law school at ANU since 1988, having previously taught corporate and commercial law for a number of years in Sydney. Prior to commencing the Deanship in January 2013, he served the College in a number of capacities, including as Associate Dean and Head of School (2005-2009); and Head of School (2011-2012). He was the inaugural Director of the College's Centre for Commercial Law (1998-2005). From 2000 to 2012 he was the legal advisor to the Senate Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law. His areas of research interest are corporate law and governance in the private and public sectors; law and regulation; and delegated legislation. His teaching record covers postgraduate and undergraduate courses in corporate and takeovers law; and corporate governance.

  

One member of the academic staff of The Faculties elected by the members of that staff

JohnClose

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Professor John Close

Term of Appointment

30 September 2012 to 29 September 2014

Background

One member of the academic staff of the Institute of Advanced Studies elected by the members of that staff

TimSenden

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Professor Tim Senden

Term of Appointment

30 September 2012 to 29 September 2014

Membership of ANU Committee(s) reporting to Council

Academic Board

Background

Tim is a graduate of the ANU, completing his BSc(Hons) in Physical Chemistry in 1989 at RSC, and subsequently his PhD in Atomic Force Microscopy in 1993 at RSPE. He held positions at the College de France (Paris), Institute Charles Sadron (Strasbourg), and UNSW (ADFA) before returning the Dept Applied Mathematics, RSPE in 1997. He is presently Head of the Department and recently became Deputy Director (Technology Development), RSPE. Tim uses his background in experimental surface science to teach undergraduate chemistry and to investigate surface phenomena at the nanometre scale covering topics including the stretching of single polymer chains, mechanical deformations in biological membranes, ceramics processing and measuring forces on nanoparticles. Over the past decade he has branched into X-ray micro-Tomography studying porous and granular materials, oil recovery, wood composites, paper and one of his life passions, Palaeontology. He has also been involved in developing novel uses of radioactive nano-particles to aid medical diagnosis. Over the past decade he has had the opportunity to commercially develop some of his research activities, including a spin-off Lithicon, a Global services company in digital rock analysis. Tim serves the broader ANU community through chairing the Kioloa Advisory Board, and sitting on the Electron Microscopy Management Committee, Academic Board and the National Youth Science Forum. Tim actively promotes cross-campus collaboration having substantial engagement with four Colleges.

 

One member of the general staff of the University elected by members of that staff

Matthew King

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Mr Matthew King

Term of Appointment

26 May 2012 to 25 May 2014

Background

Matthew is a Technical Officer in the Research School of Biology, specialising in the design, construction and maintenance of electrical and refrigeration research equipment primarily used in Plant Science. He held a similar position at the University of Western Australia for nine years. Matthew comes from a distinguished family of Academics, including tutors, lecturers, professors and two Vice Chancellors, with a long scholarly history in Universities in Victoria and Western Australia. He brings to Council insights stemming from a good understanding of the needs of and the contributions made by a very broad cross section of the University community.

One undergraduate student of the University elected by the undergraduate students of the University

Cameron Wilson

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Mr Cameron Wilson

Term of Appointment

1 December 2013 to 30 November 2014

Membership of ANU Committee(s) reporting to Council

Academic Board

Background

Cam Wilson is the President of the ANU Students' Association. He is currently studying a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science (Political Science/Psychology). Cam grew up in Sydney, went to Knox Grammar School and started studying at ANU in 2009. He is looking to pursue a career in advocacy or organisational psychology after university.

One postgraduate student of the University elected by the postgraduate students of the University

MohottalaPhoto

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Mr Arjuna Mohottala

BSc (Hons) (UK), MA (USQ), MIDEC (ANU), ACMA, CPA 

Term of Appointment

1 June 2013 to 31 May 2014

Membership of ANU Committee(s) reporting to Council

Academic Board, ANU Endowment for Excellence Board of Governors, Honorary Degrees Committee

Background

Arjuna Mohottala is the President of the Postgraduate and Research Students' Association (PARSA). He is a PhD scholar in Economics for at the Crawford School of Public Policy subsequent to completing his Masters in International and Development Economics. Arjuna over the years have served in PARSA in the capacity of Treasurer and College Representative to College of Asia and the Pacific. Arjuna is a Senior Economist attached to the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, in which for over 6 years he specialised in monetary policy and the external sector. Being an information systems and finance graduate, Arjuna functioned as a Technical Consultant to a Swedish based ERP software supplier for over 5 years prior to joining the Central Bank. As an active Rotaractor for over 8 years, Arjuna headed the Rotaract movement (the youth arm of Rotary International) in Sri Lanka in 2009/2010 and has vast experience in organising and chairing projects focusing on community services, professional development and post-war reconciliation. Arjuna has represented Sri Lanka on numerous occasions both as a Rotaractor and as a Central Banker.

 

 

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