Vice-Chancellor's Professorial Fellows - past

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.

Name Date of completion Biography
Paul McNamee, AM 14 October 2016 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 assisted Monash's development as an enhanced destination for elite Australian and Asia-Pacific athletes and for sport-related study.
Helen Silver, AO 21 July 2016 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 assisted the development of public policy 'think tank' capacity at Monash. She also contributed to student leadership programs.
Tony D'Aloisio, AM 28 February 2016 Tony D'Aloisio has made outstanding contributions as a regulator and lawyer. He is the former Chairman of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, was the Chief Executive Partner of the major law firm, Mallesons Stephen Jacques and has been a director of international bodies involved in regulation of financial markets. He was made a Member of the Order of Australia for service to business and commerce. Work with charitable foundations and contribution to public policy debate have characterised his engagement with the community. A distinguished Monash alumnus, Tony assisted as a Vice-Chancellor's Professorial Fellow in the development of and contribution to a specialist business think tank at the University.
Richard Divall, AO 31 December 2015 Eminent composer, conductor and musicologist Richard Divall's career has encompassed roles as a music producer with the ABC, Music Director of the Victorian State Opera and Principal Resident Conductor of Opera Australia. He has conducted many concerts, ballets and more than 150 operas. As a musicologist, he has edited over 150 works of early Maltese Music and more than 200 works by early Australian composers. Richard is a Knight of Malta in Solemn Religious Profession and is active in hospitaller works. Richard was a member of the fundraising committee for the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music and also assisted in mentoring and teaching at the School.
Andrew Dyer 31 December 2015 Distinguished Monash alumnus Andrew Dyer chaired the Transport Accident Commission and the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman Council. He has held executive positions in the utilities, technology and consultancy sectors in Australia and the USA. A former Victorian Government Commissioner to the Americas, Andrew has played a significant role in facilitating bilateral trade and investment activity between the Americas and Australia. Among his directorships have been board appointments with the American Australian Association, The Good Foundation and the advisory board of ClimateWorks Australia. As a Vice-Chancellor's Professorial Fellow, Andrew assisted the strengthening of the University's engagement with industry.
Geoff Raby 31 December 2015 A former Australian Ambassador to China and senior member of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Geoff Raby is Chairman and CEO of Geoff Raby and Associates – a Beijing-based business advisory firm, Executive Director of Riverstone Advisory and Independent Director on boards including Fortescue Mining Group, OceanaGold and Gloucester Coal. He is also Co-Chair of Corrs Chambers Westgarth's China Business Group. Geoff holds a ministerial appointment to the International Education Advisory Council. Geoff's involvement as a Vice-Chancellor's Professorial Fellow included public lectures, research publication and advice on strengthening Monash's international relationships.
Paul Sheehan, AM 31 December 2015 Former Australian Test Cricketer, Principal of The Geelong College and Headmaster, Melbourne Grammar School, Paul Sheahan is a distinguished Australian who has had extensive community involvement. Paul's public engagements have included: Trustee of the Sir Robert Menzies Foundation; Director, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Pty Ltd; President, Lord's Taverners (Victoria); Member, Special Olympics Organising Board; and Director, Queen Victoria Market Board. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and Life Governor of the Australian Drug Foundation. Paul's role as a Vice-Chancellor's Professorial Fellow included contributing at Monash in areas such as education paradigm development, leadership programs and doctoral training.
Christian Behrenbruch 30 September 2015 Entrepreneur and distinguished Monash alumnus, Chris Behrenbruch is recognised internationally for commercialisation achievements in IT, medical device and biotechnology domains. He has particular expertise in university-industry technology transfer and early-stage venture capital and has fostered entrepreneurship and commercialisation at universities internationally. Chris is CEO of Los Angeles-based biotechnology company ImaginAb Inc. Selected as a World Economic Forum 2011 Young Global Leader, he also received the 2012 Advance Global Australian Award in biotechnology. In his role as a Vice-Chancellor's Professorial Fellow, Chris assisted Monash to increase focus around science, engineering and entrepreneurship, including University-industry technology transfer.
Kay Patterson 21 September 2015 As a former university academic, Australian Senator and Minister, Kay Patterson is a notable Monash alumna. Her sustained community involvement has included her Life Membership of Girl Guides Victoria, 20-year membership of Monash University Council and her membership of the Board of the Brockoff Foundation. A consistent supporter of embryonic stem cell research, Kay was pivotal to legislation enabling such research. As a Vice-Chancellor's Professorial Fellow, Kay's role included advising on external relationships and involvement in Monash's Ancora Imparo Student Leadership Program.
Janine Kirk, AM 2 September 2015 Executive Director of the Prince's Charities Australia, Janine Kirk has extensive experience in the business, public and not-for-profit sectors. Janine's appointments have included Partner at Earnst & Young, CEO of the Committee for Melbourne, Ministerial Advisor in the Australian Government and Honorary Aide to the Governor of Victoria. Her community roles have included Chair of Tourism Victoria, Melbourne Prize Trust and Management Committee and the Leadership Advisory Board, Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute at Monash. A notable Monash alumna, Janine contributed as a Vice-Chancellor's Professorial Fellow to Monash leadership programs, public lectures and external relations.
Alistair 'Murray' McLean, AO 12 August 2015 As one of Australia's most senior professional diplomats, Murray McLean served as Australian Ambassador to Japan, in senior China postings, Australian High Commissioner to Singapore and as Deputy Secretary to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. After retirement from government service, Murray was appointed as Chair of the Australia Japan Foundation and adviser in the development of the Australian Government's White Paper "Australia in the Asian Century". He also advises and consults to business through his company, Dunmore McLean Pty Ltd. As a Vice-Chancellor's Professorial Fellow, Murray provided advice on Monash's international activities, especially the strengthening of Monash's relations with China and Asia in general.
Paul Grabowsky, AO 29 July 2015 Australian pianist, jazz musician, conductor and composer Paul Grabowsky has achieved national and international renown in the performing arts. Among his many distinguished awards have been four ARIA awards and the Melbourne Prize for Music. In addition to composition and performance, Paul has directed festivals, including the Adelaide Festival, and held senior posts such as Commissioning Editor (Arts and Entertainment) at the ABC. He is the founder and Artistic Director of the Australian Art Orchestra. As a Vice-Chancellor's Professorial Fellow, Paul was based in the Faculty of Arts. Paul is currently appointed to the position of Executive Director, Performing Arts, Monash Academy for Performing Arts, Monash University.
Daryl Le Grew 30 June 2015 Former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Tasmania and the University of Canterbury, Professor Daryl Le Grew has held board memberships of Universities Australia, Australian Research Council, Australian Learning and Teaching Council, National Cultural Heritage Committee and the Higher Education Research Reference Group. Daryl's community involvement includes Life Membership of the Museum of Victoria. A registered Architect, Daryl was an adjudicator and key consultant to major public projects including the new Museum of Victoria, National Gallery of Victoria refit and the Melbourne Recital Centre. Daryl's role as Vice-Chancellor's Professorial Fellow included advice in strategic academic and organisational matters and on activities of the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture.
Petro Georgiou, AO 15 May 2015 As a member of Federal Parliament, Petro Georgio served on parliamentary committees including Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Science and Innovation and Deputy Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Public Accounts and Audit. Prior to entering Parliament, Petro had been Victorian State Director of the Liberal Party, the Founding Director of the Australian Institute of Multicultural Affairs and a Prime Ministerial Senior Adviser. His community activities include board membership of the State Library of Victoria. As a Vice-Chancellor's Professorial Fellow, Petro contributed to teaching in politics, participating in student lectures and providing advice to faculty.
Hugh Niall, AO 15 May 2015 Hugh Niall's extensive experience in academic medical research and in the biotechnology industry has included senior positions at Harvard University, the Howard Florey Institute of Experimental Physiology and Medicine and at Genentech (USA) and as Chief Executive of Biota Holdings and a founding Director of the Australian Stem Cell Centre. His continued involvement in research commercialisation has included appointment as Chair of the Investment Committee of the venture capital equity fund Genesis Fund. In his role as a Vice-Chancellor's Professorial Fellow, Hugh advised on research commercialisation and contributed to Monash's Ancora Imparo Student Leadership Program.
Shane Thomas 1 March 2015 Professor Shane Thomas is an authority in health services quality improvement, the management of chronic illness and international collaboration. His work has received formal commendations from the Australian, Chinese and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia governments and it has achieved a high degree of translation into government policies and programs. His many leadership roles have included commissionerships with the Chinese National Institute of Hospital Management and the Chinese Centre for General Practice Research and Development and honorary professorships with Peking, Sydney and Melbourne universities. As a Vice-Chancellor's Professorial Fellow, Shane was involved in the development of commercial opportunities for the University and international partnerships, particularly in China.
Terry Moran, AC 28 February 2015 Terry Moran's eminent service to the Australian community has included his roles as: Secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet; Secretary, Department of Premier and Cabinet, Victoria; Director-General of Education, Queensland; and CEO of the Australian National Training Authority. A career public servant, Terry has championed and led major reform in both public policy and government administration. Among his appointments since leaving the public service have been as Chair of the Barangaroo Delivery Authority and a Governor of the Committee for Economic Development of Australia. As a Vice-Chancellor's Professorial Fellow, Terry assisted the establishment and development of public policy "think tank" capacity at Monash.
Rosemary Calder, AM 30 January 2015 Distinguished Monash alumna Rosemary Calder has achieved prominence in health and social policy through her extensive experience as senior bureaucrat, independent consultant and academic. Her appointments have included senior executive positions with the Australian and Victorian Governments and the Australian Council on the Ageing. Her academic roles have been at Monash University and Victoria University, Melbourne. Among her community activities have been her board membership of the White Ribbon Foundation Australia and the Jean Hailes Foundation for Women's Health. In her role of Vice-Chancellor's Professorial Fellow, Rosemary was focused primarily on collaboration in the development of health policy, including workforce and international outreach issues.
Mary Finsterer 31 December 2014 Acclaimed as one of Australia's most original composers, Mary Finsterer has achieved international recognition, her work having been performed by leading ensembles and orchestras. Among her numerous awards are international music prizes and a Churchill Fellowship. Her experience incorporates work as a director and producer. Mary has been increasingly involved in multimedia, composing notated scores and electro-acoustic landscapes. Projects include composition for the concert stage, cinema and opera. Mary's Vice-Chancellor's Professorial Fellow role included performance program management and teaching in the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, commissioned composition and advancement of Monash's profile.

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