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Vice-Chancellor's Professorial Fellows are persons of national and international eminence, involved in development and implementation of strategic, student, research and operational activities of the University. They are integral to Monash's outreach in encouraging public intellectual discourse and debate, leadership development and mentorship to students and staff. Vice-Chancellor's Professorial Fellows are bestowed with the title of Professor for the duration of their appointment at the University.


Warwick Anderson, AM

Warwick Anderson, AM

Warwick Anderson is much lauded for eminent service to health and medical research, as both researcher and administrator. Former CEO of the National Health and Medical Research Council, Warwick was foundation head of Monash University's School of Biomedical Sciences and Deputy Director of the Baker Medical Research Institute. He was made a Member of the Order of Australia, for service to health and medical research through leadership roles with the National Health and Medical Research Council, to the development of medical science at Monash University, and to hypertension and renal physiology research.

Warwick's Vice-Chancellor's Professorial Fellow role includes provision of strategic advice to the Vice-Chancellor and to the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.


John Bertrand, AM

John Bertrand, AM

An international sportsman, businessman and philanthropist, John Bertrand is a distinguished Monash alumnus. John skippered the winged keel Australia 2 to victory in the 1983 America's Cup, overcoming 132 years of American domination to break the longest running record in the history of modern sport. His leadership roles include Chair of the Alannah and Madeline Foundation, Chair of the Sport Australia Hall of Fame and Chair of selectors of the Australian Olympic sailing team, the highest ranked at the 2012 Olympics.

As a Vice-Chancellor's Professorial Fellow, John is involved in the development of an intensive leadership program at Monash for postgraduate students and Monash alumni.


John Brumby

John Brumby

A former member of the Australian and Victorian Parliaments, John Brumby served as Premier of Victoria, Victorian Treasurer and Leader of the Victorian Opposition. Since retiring from politics, John has accepted a number of board positions, including Chairman of the COAG Reform Council and Chairman of the Motor Trades Association of Australia Superannuation Fund. Among his community involvements has been his work as Chairman of Trustees of the Joe Welch Bursary Trust, as an Australia Day Ambassador and an active member of the Fred Hollows Foundation.

John's Vice-Chancellor's Professorial Fellow role includes board membership of the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute and the Monash Business Policy Forum, staff mentoring, and student and public lectures.


Mark Joiner

Mark Joiner

Mark Joiner brings extensive, executive-level experience in strategy, finance and corporate development to leadership of environmental and social sustainability initiatives. His business positions have included: Executive Director Finance, NAB; global Chief Financial Officer, Citigroup's wealth management division; and global head of Corporate Development, Boston Consulting Group.A founding member of Flora and Fauna International (Australia), Mark participates on its Advisory Board and is a member of the National Sustainability Council.

Mark's involvement as a Vice-Chancellor's Professorial Fellow includes assisting with business and strategic planning activities of the Monash Sustainability Institute.


Leon Kempler, OAM

Leon Kempler, OAM

Businessman Leon Kempler's prominent honorary roles include: Chair of the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce; Chair of the Advisory Council of the National Science and Technology Centre (Questacon); Director of the Royal Children's Hospital Foundation; and Director of the General Sir John Monash Foundation. He is Chair of Ducere, Director of Launcher Services and International Adviser to Mesoblast Ltd. His awards include the prestigious Jerusalem Prize.

In his role of Vice-Chancellor's Professorial Fellow, Leon assists the advancement of Monash's national and international profile and strategy, particularly in Israel.


Paul McNamee, AM

Paul McNamee, AM

Renowned international tennis professional and sports administrator Paul McNamee is a distinguished Monash alumnus. Among Paul's achievements as a tennis player have been his No. 1 world ranking (doubles), No. 1 Australian ranking (singles), winner of five Grand Slam doubles titles and member of two winning Australian Davis Cup teams. His sport administration roles have included: co-founder and Tournament Director, Hopman Cup; and chief executive/chairman roles in Australian Tennis and Golf Opens. Paul is founder and Chairman of the Kids Tennis Foundation.

As a Vice-Chancellor's Professorial Fellow, Paul is assisting Monash's development as an enhanced destination for elite Australian and Asia-Pacific athletes and for sport-related study.


Simon Molesworth

Simon Molesworth, AO QC

Distinguished Monash alumnus Simon Molesworth is an eminent QC specialising in environmental, planning, heritage and natural resource law. His appointment as foundation Chairman of the International National Trusts Organisation followed his long-standing positions as Councillor of the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) and Member of the Australian Government's National Cultural Heritage Committee. A founder and former President of the Environment Institute of Australia, he has been an advisor to Australian governments on environmental policy, resource management and town/regional planning.

Simon's role as a Vice-Chancellor's Professorial Fellow is in leadership development of students and Faculty of Law activities, especially in environmental, planning and natural resource law.


Maudie Palmer, AO

Maudie Palmer, AO

Eminent curator and director in Australian modern art and contemporary visual art Maudie Palmer was Founding Director of both the Heide Park and Art Gallery (now the Heide Museum of Modern Art) and the TarraWarra Museum of Art. She was project director for the development of the vision and architectural briefs for construction of major buildings at both museums and has been integral to the development of sculpture parks at Heide and Herring Island. Among her awards is her Life Membership of the National Gallery of Victoria.

Maudie's role as a Vice-Chancellor's Professorial Fellow in the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture includes providing advice in fine arts and curatorial studies.


Paul Ramadge

Paul Ramadge

In his career of leadership in the media industry, Paul Ramadge has held editorial posts including: Editor-in-Chief and other editorial roles at The Age; Editor-in-Chief, The Newcastle Herald; Editor with Macquarie Publications; and Guest Editor at The Guardian (UK). Among his external roles have been as a delegate to the Australian American Leadership Dialogue, his board membership of the Australian Science Media Centre and as a member representative on the Committee for Melbourne.

A Vice-Chancellor's Professorial Fellow, Paul is providing leadership in Monash's engagement with Indonesia and is involved in leadership programs and mentoring in Journalism.


Graeme Samuel, AC

Graeme Samuel, AC

Lawyer, banker and former President of the National Competition Council and Chair of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Graeme Samuel is a distinguished Monash alumnus. His extensive community involvement has included: Chairman of the Playbox Theatre and Opera Australia; Commissioner of the Australian Football League; Chair of the Melbourne and Olympic Parks Trust; and Chair of the Inner and Eastern Health Care Network. Graeme is Managing Director of independent investment bank Greenhill.

As a Vice-Chancellor's Professorial Fellow, Graeme is based in the Faculty of Business and Economics with particular focus on public policy, including reform and competition policy.


helen silver

Helen Silver, AO

Distinguished Monash alumna Helen Silver has held senior management positions with the Australian and Victorian Governments and in the private sector. Her eminent appointments have included: Secretary, Department of Premier and Cabinet, Victoria; First Assistant Commissioner with the Australian Government's Productivity Commission; and Chief General Manager, Workers Compensation, Allianz Australia Insurance.

Among Helen's prominent community engagements has been her work as a Director on the board of the Grattan Institute and as Chair of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government. Helen is currently on the board of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

In her role as a Vice-Chancellor's Professorial Fellow and member of the Monash Business Policy Forum, Helen is assisting the development of public policy 'think tank' capacity at Monash. She will also contribute to student leadership programs.


John Thwaites

John Thwaites

A distinguished Monash alumnus, John Thwaites is a former Member of the Victorian Parliament who served as Deputy Premier of Victoria and as Minister in portfolios including Health, Planning, Environment, Victorian Communities and as Victoria's first Minister for Climate Change. In these portfolios, he was responsible for major reforms in social policy, health, environment and water. Since retiring from Parliament, his roles have included Chair of the National Sustainability Council of Australia, the Australian Building Codes Board and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image and infrastructure adviser to Timor-Leste.

Located in the Monash Sustainability Institute as a Vice-Chancellor's Professorial Fellow, John is Chair of the Institute and Chair of ClimateWorks Australia.


Wing Thye Woo

Wing Thye Woo

Economist Professor Wing Thye Woo, University of California at Davis, has particular academic interests in globalisation, Asian economies and sustainable development. His professional affiliations include being: President, Jeffrey Cheah Institute on Southeast Asia; Distinguished Professor, Fudan University, China; Chang Jiang Professor, Central University of Finance and Economics, China; Adjunct Senior Research Scholar, Columbia University, USA; Non-Resident Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution, USA; and Research Professor, Sunway University, Malaysia. He has acted as an advisor to US and Asian governments and international organisations.

His role as Vice-Chancellor's Professorial Fellow is affiliated with the School of Business, Monash University Malaysia, and Monash Sustainability Institute, and is focused on assisting Monash University Malaysia's work in Southeast Asian Studies and sustainability.


Aibing Yu

Aibing Yu

Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science Aibing Yu has received prestigious awards for research, including an ARC Federation Fellowship, Ian Wark Medal (Australian Academy of Science) and NSW Scientist of the Year 2010 (in the Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Sciences category). His honorary appointments at universities in China, Japan, UK and USA have enhanced his international collaborations. In Australia, he has sustained an active involvement with the Chinese-Australian academic community, leading to his honorary presidency of the Federation of Chinese Scholars in Australia.

As Pro Vice-Chancellor and President, Monash University-Southeast University Joint Research Institute (Suzhou, China), and Vice-Chancellor's Professorial Fellow, Aibing is further strengthening Monash's reputation for research, innovation and international focus.

Vice-Chancellor's Professorial Fellows

Vice-Chancellor's Professorial Fellows - past