Appointments, achievements

Kirsten Andrews becomes VP External Relations at Uni Sydney. She steps up after serving as chief of staff to former VC Michael Spence and successor Mark Scott. She replaces Tanya Rhodes Taylor, who announced her departure last July.

Mark Bazzaco is chief of the Research Services Division at Defence Science and Technology. He moved from CSIRO.

Leon de Bruin (Melbourne Conservatorium of Music) becomes coordinator of its masters of performance teaching.