New head for VCs’ IR advisers

In July Craig Laughton will become ED of the Australian Higher Education Industrial Association, which includes most public universities

Mr Laughton is a lawyer, presently director of Uni Melbourne’s New Ventures.  He is a previous policy, advocacy and public practice manager at accounting member organisation CPA Australia where his portfolio included the Fair Work Commission.

AHEIA president Carolyn Evans (VC Griffith U) tells members, “Craig has told me how much he is looking forward to joining … at what is a transformative moment in higher education.”

Mr Laughton replaces Stuart Andrews, retiring after eleven years in the role.