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Board members

Alison Gaines

Dr Alison Gaines

Director

Doctor of the University (hon causa) Murdoch, MA, BA (hons), Grad Dip Leg Pract, FAICD, FAIM, ICD

Current executive role

Global Practice Leader Board Consulting, Gerard Daniels

Current other boards

Governor, The College of Law Ltd
Director, Australian Institute of Management (WA)
Vice President, Australian Institute of Company Director
(WA)

Past roles with Murdoch University

Former Deputy Chancellor and member of Senate
Former member of Banksia Association Advisory Committee

Other significant roles

Former National President Institute of Public Administration
Australia
Former CEO Law Society of Western Australia
Former senior public servant Government of Western
Australia

Professor Eeva Leinonen

Professor Eeva Leinonen

Vice Chancellor

Current executive role

Vice Chancellor, Murdoch University

Other significant roles

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic), University of Wollongong
Vice Principal (Education) and Professor of Clinical Linguistics, King’s College, University of London
Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Hertfordshire, UK
Trustee, IntoUni Charitable Trust
Trustee, School’s Competition Settlement Trust
Member, Teacher Education Ministerial Advisory Group, Australia
Member, CEO’s Council of Open Educational Resources University
Director, University of Wollongong Dubai Ltd
Chair, UK Higher Education Funding Council/Quality Assurance Agency advisory group into Employer Engagement in Learning

Chair, King’s-Warwick Project

David Flanagan

Mr David Flanagan

Director

BSc MAusIMM, FAICD

Current executive role

Managing Director Atlas Iron

Current other boards

Chancellor of Murdoch University
Director at Giving West
Councillor of Australian Institute of Company Directors
Director of Celebrate WA

Past roles with Murdoch University

Commissioner as part of the Murdoch First Commission

Other significant roles

Patron of Many Rivers Microfinance
Patron of the Bunbury Museum & Heritage Foundation
Member of the PwC Tax Mix Reform Advisory Panel

Brian Aitken

Mr Brian Aitken

Director

Director

NZCM – New Zealand Commemoration Medal – awarded by HM The Queen for services to New Zealand, M.O.F.E.L Award – for services to the European Fruit Industry

Current executive role

Senior Advisor – BDO (Chartered Accountants and Business
Advisors)

Current other boards

Smart Group of Companies – Chairman of Directors

Past roles with Murdoch University

Member of Senate – 2005 to 2014
Murdoch University Veterinary Trust – Member and Chairman
– 1996 to 2014
Resources Committee – Member – 2005 to 2014
Audit & Risk Committee – Member and Chairman – 2005 to
2014
Chancellor’s Committee – Member – 2008 to 2014
Whitby Falls Steering Group – Current member

Other significant roles

Rotary of Crawley – Founding member

Michael Conry

Mr Michael Patrick Conry

Director

B.Compt (Honours), ICAA, GAICD

Current executive role

Chief Financial Officer of Murdoch University

Current other boards

Innovative Chiropractic Learning Pty Ltd
Murdoch Singapore PTE Ltd
Murdoch College Properties Pty Ltd
Murdoch Investment Company Pty Ltd

Past roles with Murdoch University

Director Financial Services
Group Financial Controller
Manager, Financial Accounting

Other significant roles

Senior Manager, KPMG

David Hampson

Professor David John Hampson

Director

BVetMed, PhD, DSc, FASM, FAAM, FRCPath, FRCVS

Current executive role

Dean School of Veterinary and Life Sciences, and Professor of Veterinary Microbiology, Murdoch University

Other significant roles

Qualified as a veterinarian from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London in 1979, and subsequently completed a PhD at the University of Bristol. After a period working in the Veterinary Faculty at Massey University in New Zealand in 1986 Prof. Hampson became an academic veterinary microbiologist at Murdoch University.

Emeritus Professor Kateryna Longley

Emeritus Professor Kateryna Longley

Director

PhD, MA, BA Hons, Dip Ed, AUA

Current other boards

Cockburn Sound Management Council (Chair)
Curtin College Academic Board (Chair)
Perth Institute of Business and Technology Academic Council
(Chair)
Compact Parking Solutions (Director)
Koorliny Arts Centre (Director)
National Steering Committee of Chairs of Academic Boards of
non-university Higher Education Providers

Past roles with Murdoch University

Professor of English and Comparative Literature; Pro Vice
Chancellor (Regional Development); Executive Dean of the
Division of Social Sciences, Humanities and Education; Pro
Vice Chancellor (Research); Elected member on Senate;
Elected member on Academic Council

Other significant roles

Chair of South Pacific Association for Commonwealth
Literature and Language Studies; Chair of Commonwealth
Foundation judging panel for Asia Pacific region of the
Commonwealth Literature Prize; Chair of Western Australian
judging panel for the Fulbright Scholarship Awards; Member
of the Western Australian panel for the Rhodes Scholarships;
Director on the Board of the Fiona Wood Foundation;
Director on Board of the Peel Development Commission;
Director on Board of the Fairbridge Foundation; Winner of
the WA Telstra Business Women’s Award in the Government
and Community category (2001); Recipient of inaugural La
Trobe University Distinguished Alumni Award (2003);
Recipient of Australian Centenary medal (2000)

Don Smart

Emeritus Professor Don Smart

Director

BA (Hons) MA (Hons) Dip. Ed. (UNE) PhD (ANU)

Current other boards

Independent Director, Acknowledge Education Pty Ltd (Melb)

Past roles with Murdoch University

Dean of School of Education, Foundation Members Board of Asia Research Centre, Chair Banksia Association Advisory Committee

Other significant roles

Chair Fulbright WA Alumni Association, Chair Fulbright WA Scholarship Fundraising Committee

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