Three outstanding women appointed to UNE Executive

Published 21 April 2010

duncanThree women have been appointed to top executive positions at the University of New England.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Jim Barber, has welcomed the appointments saying the three women had been recruited from a strong field of candidates and would make an outstanding contribution to the University’s Executive.

The appointments are:

  • Professor Annabelle Duncan as UNE’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research.
  • Ms Kim Cull as the University’s Chief Governance and Planning Officer.
  • Professor Jennie Shaw as Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

Professor Duncan (pictured above) comes to UNE from Melbourne, where she was Executive Director of the  Science Collaboration and Transition Centre of Agricultural Bioscience at La Trobe University. Professor Duncan was previously Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer of  the Bio 21 Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Institute at the University of Melbourne.

“Professor Duncan’s research and industry experience will greatly assist UNE as we build on our research strengths into the future,” Professor Barber said.

cullMs Cull joins UNE’s senior management with executive experience in public policy and the machinery of government, including senior executive positions in the Premier’s Department and more recently the Department of Planning.  Ms Cull is also a past president of the Law Society of NSW.

“Ms Cull brings considerable experience in law, government, public affairs and policy, and management to what will be a critical position for the University in the new Commonwealth Government policy environment,” Professor Barber said.

shawProfessor Shaw, formerly Associate Dean and Head of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney, is currently Head of UNE’s School of Arts. She is the founding Director of the “Arts New England” Centre for Research and Innovation in the Arts.

“Her record of achievement and her enthusiasm will be well known to the UNE community,” Professor Barber said. “I welcome her to the role and applaud her achievements while Head of the School of Arts.”

“These three appointments reflect a good balance of talent recruited from within and outside the University,” he said. “We are delighted they have joined the team, and their high calibre will add greatly to our executive strength.”