Appointments, achievements

Of the day

 Leigh Petschel will join Monash U in August, as CFO and senior VP. He moves from GM, finance and business services, for toll-road operator Transurban in Melbourne

Of the week

Biotech entrepreneur James Campbell joins the board of industry association AusBiotech.

 Sam Drake is appointed inaugural chair of Electromagnetic Systems and Security at Flinders U.  He will head a $5m Centre of Expertise for Electronic Warfare, jointly funded by the university and the commonwealth’s Defence Industry. It’s an internal Flinders appointment.

Troy Farrell is confirmed as executive dean of QUT’s science faculty, he has been acting for 12 months. Gavin Slade becomes deputy dean of Creative Industries, Education and Social Justice. Simone White moves from the new faculty to be a professor in the teacher education school.

Harlene Hayne starts as VC of Curtin U, her appointment was announced in October (CMM October 9). She moves from Uni Otago, where she was VC 2011-2020.

Tamara Martin becomes director of education and training at the Naval Shipbuilding College. She moves from UNSW where she was industry and innovation manager.

Deen Sanders (adjunct professor Deakin U) is inaugural chief professionalist for the Australian Council of the Professions. The council states he, “will engage with national leaders as well as the broader community to advocate for the purpose and value of the professions, professionals and professionalism.”

Simon Ville (Uni Wollongong, economic and business history) is the 2022-23 Whitlam-Fraser Visiting Professor in Australian Studies at Harvard U

Hilary Winchester is joining Charles Darwin U as University Secretary. The portfolio includes compliance, policy, audit and risk.