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UNE Council appoints Professor Alan Pettigrew as next Vice-Chancellor
October 20, 2005
The University of New England Council has appointed Professor Alan Pettigrew as the Universityís next Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer.
In a special meeting late yesterday the Council agreed to appoint Professor Pettigrew for a five-year term beginning after the retirement of Professor Ingrid Moses in early January 2006.
Professor Pettigrew (pictured here) is, currently, the Chief Executive Officer of the National Health and Medical Research Council. This role has given him a broad insight into Australian government policy in issues relating to research and the higher education sector.
He has held senior executive positions at the University of Sydney, where he was Professor of Veterinary Physiology, at the University of Queensland, where he was Pro Vice-Chancellor (Biological Sciences) and Executive Dean (Biological and Chemical Sciences), and at the University of New South Wales, where he was a Deputy Vice-Chancellor between 1998 and 2000.
The Chancellor of UNE, Mr John Cassidy, said that he is delighted with the Councilís decision and is confident that Professor Pettigrew will bring a clearly articulated vision for the future of UNE and a well grounded background to strategic development, leadership and stakeholder relations.
Media contact: John Kauter, Public Relations Manager, UNE (02) 6773 2779 or Jim Scanlan, Public Relations, UNE (02) 6773 3049.
Posted by Jim Scanlan at October 20, 2005 11:39 AM