CSU Chancellor reappointed until 2023

Tuesday 23 Jan 2018

Dr Michele Allan.The Chancellor of Charles Sturt University (CSU) Dr Michele Allan has been re-appointed to the role for a further five years.

CSU’s governing body, the University Council, has confirmed the re-appointment of Dr Allan for a term from 3 December 2018 and concluding on 2 December 2023.

In praising Dr Allan’s leadership and strategic foresight of the Council and University, CSU Vice-Chancellor Professor Andrew Vann said, “I am really looking forward to continuing to work with Michele in her second term as Chancellor.

“Her professionalism and knowledge have made a huge contribution to Charles Sturt University. Her leadership of the University Council will be critical at a very challenging time for universities.”

As CSU Chancellor, Dr Allan is Chair of the University Council, the Chancellor’s Foresighting Committee, and the Nomination and Remuneration Committee. She is also a member of the Investment Committee.

Outside of CSU, Dr Allan is a food industry and agribusiness specialist who is Chair of the Australian Government’s Council of Rural Research and Development Corporations (RDCs), Chair of Meat and Livestock Australia, and Chair of Apple and Pear Australia Limited.

Dr Michele Allan has held senior executive and director positions in the food and education sectors, and has an academic background in biomedical science, management and law. Her current board positions include Grain Growers Limited, Innovation and Science Australia, CSIRO, Nuffield Australia, Food and Innovation Australia Ltd, the Food Agility CRC Board and the 2026 Spatial Industry Transformation and Growth Agenda Leadership Group.

In 2013, Dr Allan was appointed by the Commonwealth Minister for Agriculture, the Hon. Barnaby Joyce, to chair the Wheat Industry Advisory Taskforce. In 2014, Dr Allan was appointed by the federal government to lead the Tasmanian Fruit and Vegetable Taskforce.

Dr Michele Allan has a Doctor of Business Administration from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, a Master of Commercial Law from Deakin, and Bachelor of Applied Science (Major: Biomedical Science – Cytology) from the University of Technology Sydney.

She is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Professional Member of the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology.

Dr Allan was appointed as the University’s third Chancellor at the end of 2014, replacing Dr Lawrie Willett, AO (honoris causa).


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