New provost for the University of Sydney

Barbara Messerle starts in September.

She moves from Macquarie U, where she is dean of science and engineering. Professor Messerle was previously head of the chemistry school at UNSW.

She replaces Stephen Garton, who moves to a “time-limited” role as senior DVC, making him formal deputy to Vice Chancellor Michael Spence. In this role he, “will be responsible for actively supporting external engagement and leading the university’s transformation agenda.”   The role includes co-executive sponsorship of the Sydney Operating Model programme control board.  At least Professor Garton knows what he is in-store for there, already sitting on the board which oversees the university’s administration transformation


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