Professor Annabelle Duncan
The Vice-Chancellor is appointed by Council as the University's Chief Executive Officer and is also the University's principal academic officer. The Vice-Chancellor is supported and assisted by a team of senior executives, who provide strategic, policy and operational advice relating to their individual portfolios.
Professor Annabelle Duncan is Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer of the University of New England. She joined the University in September 2010, initially as Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and then as Deputy Vice-Chancellor.
Prior to joining UNE, Professor Duncan spent 16 years in the CSIRO, including six years as Chief of the Division of Molecular Science. She has also served in managerial roles within the Bio21 Institute at University of Melbourne and AgriBio Institute at La Trobe University.
Professor Duncan acted as an advisor to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade on biological weapons control, representing Australia at international arms control meetings and acting as a biological weapons inspector with the United Nations in Iraq.
She was awarded a Public Service Medal in 1996, and Honorary Doctor of Science (DSc) from Murdoch University in 2005 for her work in arms control.