La Trobe U has appointed Simon Evans as PVC of the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce. He moves from the University of Melbourne.
Juliet Gerrard is appointed the New Zealand PM’s chief science advisor. Professor Gerrard is a biochemist at the University of Auckland.
The University of Canterbury has a new vice chancellor, Cheryl de la Rey, now VC at the University of Pretoria. She replaces Rod Carr, who retires after ten years.