The Chancellor

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The Chancellor

Mr Simon McKeon AO
BCom LLB Melb. HonDPH La Trobe FAICD

Mr Simon McKeon AO was appointed as Chancellor of Monash University in 2016 and was also the 2011 Australian of the Year.

He has been with the Macquarie Group in a variety of senior roles for more than 35 years, including as Executive Chairman (Melbourne office). He is presently retained as a consultant.

Simon is a Non-Executive Director of the National Australia Bank and Rio Tinto Group where he also serves as Senior Director (Australia). Simon previously served as Chairman of AMP and CSIRO and was Founding President of the Federal Government’s Australian Takeovers Panel.

He is also Chairman of South East Melbourne, an alliance of eight Councils and Shires representing more than 1.5 million residents and 25% of Victoria’s GDP. Simon is also an Australia Day Ambassador for the Victorian Government.

Simon is a member of the Advisory Panel to the Australian Republic Movement and was also Chairman of the Federal Government’s Panel which in 2013 completed a Strategic Review of Health and Medical Research.

Simon has had a long involvement in the not for profit sector having chaired a range of organisations including MS Research Australia, Independent Schools Victoria, Summer Housing, In2Science, Business for Development and the Australian Industry Energy Transitions Initiative.