James Angus is now an Honorary Professorial Fellow and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences (MDHS), University of Melbourne. In July 2013 he completed a 10-year term as Dean of the Faculty of MDHS at the University of Melbourne. Before becoming Dean, he was Professor and Head of the Department of Pharmacology and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of MDHS. At the University of Melbourne, Professor Angus has been President of the Academic Board (2000-2001), Pro Vice-Chancellor (1999-2001) and member of University Council (1999-2001).
Professor Angus was awarded the Gottschalk Medal of the Australian Academy of Science (1984), is a Fellow of the Academy (FAA) and has been a member of its Council. In 2003 he was awarded Australia's Centenary Medal for contribution to Pharmacology and the Community.
Professor Angus was a First Vice-President of the International Union of Pharmacology (IUPHAR) and was President of the Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists. From 2009-2011 he was President of Medical Deans Australia and New Zealand.
His current roles include Senior Advisor to the Minister’s Health Innovation and Reform Council, Board Member of the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute, Chair of Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance and President of the National Stroke Foundation Board.
He was appointed an officer to The Order of Australia in 2010 for distinguished service to biomedical research, particularly in the fields of pharmacology and cardiovascular disease, as a leading academic and medical educator, and as a contributor to a range of advisory boards and professional organisations both nationally and internationally.
Appointed May 2015.
Mr James Marburg
James Marburg comes to the role with an extensive background in the sport of rowing. His career at University Boat Club started in 2001, and he has been a member of national teams since 2002, competing in the past two Olympic games (London, Beijing) and winning a Silver Medal in Beijing.
He was also captain of the men's eight at varsity competitions in 2011 and 2012 and rowed at the University of Melbourne vs University of Sydney Annual Boat Race. He remains heavily involved in rowing through the University boat club and as a panel member of the Rowing Australia tribunal.
After studying law at Melbourne James currently works as a solicitor at King & Wood Mallesons. He previously worked in Marketing and Communications at ANZ Institutional. He has been a contributing writer to The Age and engages in public debates and discourse regarding issues in sport from an athlete's perspective.
Appointed May 2015.
Ms Alex Lawlor
Alex is a property portfolio and development professional with extensive major projects experience in the arts, education, health and commercial sectors. A qualified architect, Alex has worked with Melbourne's leading design practices as well as developing projects for the public and private sectors including Federation Square, Melbourne Theatre Company, Melbourne Recital Centre, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, as well as numerous regional development, residential, resort, office, and hospitality projects.
Currently with the University of Melbourne, Alex is responsible for leading the Property & Sustainability portfolio to ensure the quality of the campus experience meets the goals of the organisational strategy - identifying and enabling the critical infrastructure that supports the University's vision. Alex works on a range of city shaping projects – with state and local government, NGO’s, and industry – to mobilise discussion, resources, and investment, that can unlock lasting outcomes.
Alex also mentors women in the construction and development industry.
Appointed November 2017.
Ms Kitty Chiller AM
Kitty Chiller had a long and distinguished international career in the tough, multi-disciplinary sport of Modern Pentathlon, beginning during her student days at Melbourne University. In 2000 Kitty represented Australia at the Olympic Games in Sydney, where the women's Modern Pentathlon event gained Olympic status for the first time. Despite being ranked number one in the world in 1992 and 1996, two Olympic years, Kitty did not have the chance to compete at those Games.
After retiring from competitive sport in 2000, Kitty continued to be involved in sport and has had an equally distinguished career in sports management and leadership domestically and internationally.
Kitty is currently in the role of Chief Executive Officer at Gymnastics Australia. Prior to that she was General Manager at Surf Life Saving Australia and previously Deputy General Manager at the Australian Sports Commission, responsible for the Active After-School Communities (AASC) program. Kitty has also worked as General Manager People and Culture at Athletics Australia.
Kitty is also well known on the international sporting stage - she is a President of Modern Pentathlon Australia; President of Modern Pentathlon Oceania and sits on the Executive Board of the International MP Federation, the UIPM. Kitty is also President of Gymnastics Oceania and sits on the Executive Board of the International Federation of Gymnastics (FIG). Kitty also sits on an IOC Commission – the Athlete’s Entourage Commission, one of only 7 Australians on IOC Commission.
Throughout her career Kitty has maintained a strong passion for the Olympic movement. She has attended 5 Olympic Games in various roles – as a Press Attaché (1988); coach/manager (1996); Athlete (2000); Deputy Chef de Mission (2012) and Chef de Mission (Rio 2016). The role of Chef de Mission was a ground breaking one with Kitty being the first female to occupy that position.
Kitty has been an Executive Member of the Australian Olympic Committee since 2013.
Appointed March 2019.
Ms Joanna Weston
Appointed March 2019.
Prof. Richard James
Richard James is Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and Director of the Centre for the Study of Higher Education, a leading centre for policy research in higher education. His research program spans access and equity, the transition to university, student finances, student engagement, quality assurance and academic standards. He has published widely on the effects of social class on higher education aspirations and participation.
He is a regular public commentator on higher education policy and is a member of the inaugural Higher Education Standards Panel, the national body that sets standards for the regulation of universities and other higher education providers.
Sporting-wise, in the 1970s and 1980s he represented Australia in track and field and was the Australian 100 metres sprint champion in 1980. He remains active in sport for fitness purposes.
Mr Timothy Lee
Tim has been involved in the delivery of sporting, recreational and fitness services in the university and community sectors for 25 years, the last six years as the Director of Sport at the University of Melbourne (MU Sport). Tim has led the repositioning of sport at the University and with his team increased student participation and sport performance, completed a major capital plan and significantly improved the financial position of the organisation. MU Sport is considered an exemplar for good governance and management and regularly hosts national and international industry visitors.
Tim has been a key player in the development of national industry benchmarking and several national sporting initiatives whilst also serving on a number boards and committees with the national body, Australian University Sport, including as a Board Director from 2002 to 2012.
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