The University has welcomed several new and familiar faces to its executive team for 2009.
Among the appointments is legal leader Dorothy Collins, who has been named UQ’s first Secretary and General Counsel.
Ms Collins has been General Counsel since May 2007, prior to which she practised as a commercial and corporate lawyer in Perth and was a lecturer at the University of Western Australia.
Among Ms Collins’ new responsibilities are serving as the University Secretary, leading the UQ Legal Office and supervising the operations of Assurance and Risk Management Services.
Former Director of Australia’s Defence Intelligence Organisation (DIO) and Head of Joint Operational Intelligence, Major General Maurie McNarn AO, has been appointed UQ’s inaugural Executive Director (Operations).
General McNarn’s responsibilities include co-ordinating the management of UQ’s financial, physical, management information and information technology services.
In related news, Professor Susan Hamilton has been elected the President of the Academic Board, and Professor Ian Zimmer has been appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor (External Relations).
Professor Zimmer recently completed a successful 10 years as the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, and has been succeeded by Professor Tim Brailsford.
Another recent addition to the executive team is Clare Pullar, who has been appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Advancement).
Ms Pullar has been Director Advancement at the Melbourne Business School at the University of Melbourne since 2007.
Meanwhile, Professor Graham Schaffer is the Executive Dean of the new Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology, while Professor David de Vaus is the new Executive Dean for the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.
Professor Mark Western has been appointed Director of the Institute for Social Science Research.
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