Appointments, achievements

Rob Heferen is in-coming CEO of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. He moves from the Department of Education, Skills and Employment.

 Tamara Davis (Uni Queensland) will deliverer the Astronomical Society of Australia’s Robert Ellery Lecture.

At Uni Adelaide, Nick Warner continues as branch president of the National Tertiary Education Union. He was returned unopposed, as was branch VP (professional staff) Kent Getsinger.  The new VP (academic) Virginie Masson was also unopposed.

 Griffith U shuffle: Mario Pinto will leave the DVC R portfolio next month. After medical leave, he will become director of the university’s Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct. PVC Health Sheena Reilly will act as DVC R while the position is recruited. Analise O’Donovan (Dean of Health) will cover for Professor Reilly. Plus, (pause for breath) Griffith Enterprise and the GC Health and Knowledge Precinct both move to Vice President Peter Binks’ Industry and External Engagement portfolio. Yes, the Peter Binks who used to run the now no-more Business Higher Education Round Table.

Uni SA council: Chancellor Pauline Carr has a new four-year term, to 20206. Bill Muirhead (now SA Agent General in London) will join council in January.