The fifth Chancellor
Born in 1926 in Sydney, Rogers attended Geelong College and joined the Signalman Intelligence Corps in 1944. He served in New Guinea and the Philippines. After World War II, he enrolled in law at the University of Melbourne. After graduating, he joined Hedderwick Fookes and Alston, later becoming a partner. By 1984, he was a senior partner at Allens Arthur Robinson.
Rogers is well-known in Melbourne legal and business circles, having served on several boards. By the time he become Monash’s Chancellor, he was chairman of Woodside Petroleum and a director at BHP.
Rogers served one term as Chancellor of Monash and retired from the position in 1998. Since then, he has continued his service in the legal community. He was became an Officer of the Order of Australia in 1998 for services to tertiary education, as well as for his service to industry.