The eighth chancellor

The eighth chancellor

January 2016

After studying Law and Commerce at the University of Melbourne, Simon McKeon started his career practising law before moving into financial services.

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.

McKeon was the 2011 Australian of the Year.

In early 2014, he retired from Macquarie Group after a 30 year career culminating in his position as Executive Chairman (Melbourne Office).

In an era when education is widely regarded as one of Australia’s key sectors, both in terms of societal development as well as economically, it is truly an honour to serve as the next Chancellor of Monash University.

- Simon McKeon