The Hon. John Fahey ACChancellor of Australian Catholic University
The Hon. John Fahey is the fourth Chancellor of Australian Catholic University. He has been a figure in public life for more than 30 years and has shown exemplary leadership and integrity at the highest level of government, sport, community organisations and business.
The Hon. Gareth Evans AC QCChancellor of Australian National University
The Hon Gareth Evans AC QC FASSA FAIIA took up his appointment as Chancellor of the Australian National University on 1 January 2010, and was appointed Honorary Professorial Fellow in 2012. His term as Chancellor is due to run until December 2019.
The Hon. Dr Annabelle Bennett AO SCChancellor of Bond University
The Honourable Dr Annabelle Bennett AO SC was formally elected as Bond University’s 8th Chancellor on 19th April 2016. In 2005 she was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for service to the law, particularly in the areas of intellectual property, administrative law and professional conduct; and to the community.
Mr Neil Balnaves AO Chancellor of Charles Darwin University
Mr Neil Balnaves AO is Chancellor of Charles Darwin University, with his term due to run until December 2018. In 2010 he was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia for his services to business and philanthropy.
Dr Michele AllanChancellor of Charles Sturt University
Dr Michele Allan is a food industry and agribusiness specialist and has an academic background in biomedical science, management and law. Her term as Chancellor is due to run until December 2023.
Mr John AbbottChancellor of CQUniversity
Mr John Abbott was appointed as the Chancellor of CQUniversity on 7 March 2016, having served on the Council of CQUniversity since 2014. His term is due to run until March 2021.
Mr Colin BeckettChancellor of Curtin University
Mr Beckett holds Non –Executive roles as Chancellor of Curtin University, Chairman of Western Power, Chairman of Perth Airport Pty Ltd and is a director of Beach Energy and of the WA science centre, Scitech. His term as Chancellor is due to run until December 2018.
Mr John Stanhope AMChancellor of Deakin University
Mr John Stanhope was appointed as Chancellor of Deakin University in May 2015, and began his term in January 2016. His term is due to run until December 2020.
The Hon. Hendy Cowan AOChancellor of Edith Cowan University
In 2004, The Hon. Hendy Cowan AO was appointed to the Governing Council of Edith Cowan University and in 2005 he was appointed Chancellor. He has two honorary doctorates, one from Edith Cowan University and the other from Murdoch University.
Dr Paul Hemming AOChancellor of Federation University Australia
Dr Paul Hemming AO is the current Chancellor of Federation University Australia. His term is due to run until June 2019.
Mr Stephen Gerlach AMChancellor of Flinders University
Mr Stephen Gerlach AM became Chancellor of Flinders University in March 2010. He is an experienced Public Company Director. His term as Chancellor is due to run until February 2022.
Mr Henry Smerdon AM DUnivChancellor of Griffith University
Mr Henry Smerdon AM DUniv commenced as Chancellor of Griffith University in June 2015. His term is due to run until May 2018.
Mr William TweddellChancellor of James Cook University
Mr William Tweddell was elected as Chancellor by the James Cook University Council for a five-year term, commencing on 26 March 2016. Mr Tweddell is the University’s fifth Chancellor, and the first alumnus to be elected to the role having graduated from JCU in 1972 and 1976.
Professor Richard G. Larkins AOChancellor of La Trobe University
Professor Richard Larkins is the seventh Chancellor of La Trobe University. His term commenced on 27th February 2017.
The Hon. Michael Egan AOChancellor of Macquarie University
The Hon. Michael Egan AO has been Chancellor of Macquarie University since February 2008. His term is due to run until February 2020.
Mr Simon McKeon AOChancellor of Monash University
Mr Simon McKeon AO commenced as Chancellor of Monash University in January 2016. His term is due to run until December 2020.
Mr David Flanagan AM CitWAChancellor of Murdoch University
Senate approved the appointment of Mr David Flanagan AM CitWA as its Chair and new Chancellor on 8 August 2013. He was re-appointed for a further three-year term to 7 August 2019.
Mr Tim Fairfax ACChancellor of Queensland University of Technology
Mr Tim Fairfax AC was appointed Chancellor of Queensland University of Technology in August 2012, and commenced his term in September 2012.
Dr Ziggy Switkowski AOChancellor of RMIT University
Dr Switkowski is a graduate of the University of Melbourne with a PhD in nuclear physics. In 2014, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia “for distinguished service to the community, particularly tertiary education, administration, scientific organizations and the telecommunications sector, to business and to the arts”.
Mr Nicholas Burton Taylor AMChancellor of Southern Cross University
The Council elected Nicholas Burton Taylor AM as the fourth Chancellor of Southern Cross University, commencing on 26 September 2014. His term is due to run until September 2018.
Mr Graham GoldsmithChancellor of Swinburne University of Technology
Mr Graham Goldsmith became the Chancellor of Swinburne University of Technology in August 2014 having served on the Council since 2010.
Rear Admiral the Honourable Kevin Scarce AC CSC RAN (Rtd)Chancellor of the University of Adelaide
Rear Admiral the Honourable Kevin Scarce AC CSC RAN (Rtd) is the 16th Chancellor or the University of Adelaide. He was appointed to the post in December 2014, and his term is due to run until November 2018.
Professor Tom Calma AOChancellor of the University of Canberra
Professor Tom Calma AO is an Aboriginal elder of the Kungarakan tribal group, a member of the Iwaidja tribal group and a tireless champion for the rights, responsibilities and welfare of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. Professor Calma is the first Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander man to hold the position of Chancellor of any Australian university.
Mr Allan Myers AC QCChancellor of the University of Melbourne
Mr Allan Myers AC QC is the 22nd Chancellor of the University of Melbourne, appointed on 1 January 2017.
Mr James HarrisChancellor of the University of New England
In November 2014, Mr James Harris was elected as Chancellor of the University of New England, by UNE Council for a term of five years. Mr Harris served as Deputy Chancellor of the University from 2001 to 2007.
Mr David Gonski ACChancellor of the University of New South Wales
Mr David Gonski AC was elected by UNSW Council as its Chancellor of the University in 2005. He has since been reappointed until July 2021.
Mr Paul JeansChancellor of the University of Newcastle
The University Council elected Mr Paul Jeans as the seventh Chancellor of the University, with his term commencing on 1 July 2013. His term is due to run until June 2021.
The Hon. Chris EllisonChancellor of the University of Notre Dame
The Hon. Chris Ellison was appointed Chancellor in January 2018.
Mr Peter N Varghese AOChancellor of The University of Queensland
Mr Varghese is a graduate and university medalist in history from The University of Queensland. He took up his position as the fourteenth Chancellor at The University of Queensland on 11 July 2016.
Mr Jim McDowellChancellor of the University of South Australia
Jim McDowell is currently Chair of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation and Chair, Defence CRC in Trusted Autonomous Systems. He is also a non-Executive director of a number of private and listed companies. He advises the Federal Government in a number of areas of Defence and Defence Procurement. His term as Chancellor is due to run until January 2020.
Mr John DornbuschChancellor of the University of Southern Queensland
Mr John Dornbusch was appointed as Chancellor of the University of Southern Queensland in March 2014, after having served on the University Council for many years. His term is due to run until March 2019.
Ms Belinda Hutchinson AMChancellor of the University of Sydney
Belinda Hutchinson AM became the 18th Chancellor of the University of Sydney in February 2013. She is a strong advocate for the critical role of world-class education and research in securing Australia’s social and economic future.
The Hon. Michael Field ACChancellor of the University of Tasmania
The Hon. Michael Field AC joined the University of Tasmania Council in July 2012 and was appointed Chancellor in January 2013. He has since been reappointed until December 2020.
Ms Catherine Livingstone AOChancellor of the University of Technology Sydney
Catherine Livingstone AO commenced her term as Chancellor on 1 December 2016 having been elected to the role by the UTS Council. Ms Livingstone’s term will continue until 30 November 2020.
Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK, AFC (Ret'd)Chancellor of the University of the Sunshine Coast
Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK, AFC (Ret’d) commenced his term as Chancellor at the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Chancellor on April 1 2017. Sir Angus’ term is due to run until 31 March 2022
The Hon. Robert Shenton French ACChancellor of the University of Western Australia
The Hon. Robert French AC is a graduate of the University of Western Australia in science and law. He was appointed as the University’s Chancellor in January 2018.
Ms Jillian Broadbent AOChancellor of the University of Wollongong
Jillian Broadbent AO became the University of Wollongong’s third Chancellor in October 2009. Her term is due to run until September 2019.
Mr George Pappas AOChancellor of Victoria University
George Pappas AO became the fourth Chancellor of Victoria University on 1 January 2010. His term as Chancellor will cease on 31 December 2019.
Professor Peter Shergold ACChancellor of Western Sydney University
The Board of Trustees elected Professor Peter Shergold AC as its chair and the new Chancellor of the University in 2010. His term began on 1 January 2011 and has recently been extended until December 2020.