June 2018

La Trobe University was delighted to announce the appointment of Former Victorian Premier the John Brumby AO as Chancellor. Mr Brumby will start on 29 March 2019, taking over from current Chancellor Professor Richard Larkins AO who has been in the vital governance position since February 2017.

Mr Brumby was the Premier of Victoria between 2007 and 2010. He has immense experience in public life, serving for more than 10 years as Treasurer and then Premier of Victoria, six years as Leader of the Victorian Opposition and seven years as Federal MHR for Bendigo during the period of the Hawke Government. In the last seven years Mr Brumby has taken on a range of roles in the business, not for profit and university sectors. He is chair of a number of business organisations including Citywide Solutions Pty Ltd, the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Trust, BioCurate, and the Motor Trades Association of Australia (MTAA) Superannuation Fund. He is also an Enterprise Professor at the University of Melbourne.

In the not for profit sector Mr Brumby is Chair of the Olivia Newton John Cancer Research Institute and the Fred Hollows Foundation. He is also the National President of the Australia China Business Council.

Mr Brumby was awarded an Order of Australia in 2017 for distinguished service to the Parliament of Victoria, to economic management and medical biotechnology innovation, to improved rural and regional infrastructure, and to the community.