QUT leads appointments, achievements

QUT starts the year with seven senior appointments:

Peter Anderson, becomes director of the Indigenous Research and Engagement Unit, described as a “new role with broader remit”.

Rowena Barrett, moves from head of the management school to take up a new role, Executive Director, entrepreneurship.

Policy mandarin and political advisor John Byron becomes the inaugural director of government relations and policy.

Cathy Ford, joins as Chief Information Officer, from Queensland Health.

Mark Harvey, moves from a DVC position at the University of Southern Queensland to become VP for business development.

Angela Barney Leitch becomes PVC (Indigenous Strategy). She joins from the Queensland government where she was director of indigenous policy and partnerships.

Kevin Ashford-Rowe moves from Australian Catholic U in Sydney to become PVC for digital learning.


Ann Brewer joins the board of the Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation. Professor Brewer is dean of the University of Newcastle Sydney campus and a former Uni Sydney DVC.

The University of Sydney and Westmead Hospital have appointed Jan-Willem Alffenaar to their joint chair in clinical pharmacy. He joins from the University of  Groningen in the Netherlands.

Paul Bonnington and Kimbal Marriott, both Monash U, have thought leader awards from US life sciences, diagnostics, and chemical analysis company, Agilent. They will receive undisclosed funding, plus “products and expertise” for their work in data analytics, machine learning, information visualisation and AI.



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