Swinburne U’s new chancellor

John Pollaers will become chancellor of Swinburne University in February, replacing Graham Goldsmith. Professor Pollaers is a senior business leader (former CEO of Fosters Group and Pacific Brands) with an extensive engagement in training reform. He is now in his second term as chair of the federal government’s Australian Industry and Skills Committee, which is charged with “demystifying the VET system.” Washington based (as of Jan 1) Anthony Mackay continues as deputy chancellor.


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