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The Chancellor


Mr Simon McKeon AO
BCom LLB HonDPH La Trobe

Mr Simon McKeon

Simon McKeon is Chancellor of Monash University, Chairman of In2Science and the Group of Eight's Industry and Innovation Board.  He is also a member of the Big Issue Advisory Board and an Australia Day Ambassador for the Victorian Government.

He previously served as Chairman of AMP and CSIRO and was Founding President of the Federal Government's Australian Takeovers Panel, as well as its Point Nepean Community Trust. Other previous roles include Founding Chairman of MS Research Australia and Business for Millennium Development. He was also Chairman of the Federal Government's Panel which in 2013 completed a Strategic Review of Health and Medical Research.  Simon was also the 2011 Australian of the Year.

In early 2014, Simon retired from Macquarie Group after a 30 year career culminating in his position as Executive Chairman (Melbourne Office). He continues to be retained by Macquarie as a consultant.