Bond University Council has appointed respected business and community advocate Mrs Kathryn Greiner AO as Deputy Chancellor.
Mrs Greiner has been a proactive member of the University Council since 2003.
The former City of Sydney councillor has stepped into the role to assist newly appointed Chancellor Dr Helen Nugent AO in the first year of transition. Dr Nugent succeeded Mr Trevor C Rowe AO as Chancellor at the Annual General Meeting in May.
“I’ve been on the Council now for more than five years and (the position of Deputy Chancellor) was a terrific opportunity to assist Dr Nugent in the first year of her term by sharing the background and knowledge I’ve acquired regarding the growth and opportunities of Bond,’’ said Mrs Greiner.
“There are always going to be challenges along the way. The higher-education space has been largely occupied by the public system. Bond University is a relatively new player – we’re only 20-years-old – but the University has managed to consolidate its position as a strong contender for producing leading graduates.’’
Mrs Greiner brings to the position experience in the public, commercial and community sectors.
Mrs Greiner is currently:
- Chairman of Australian Hearing
- Chairman of Biotechcapital Ltd
- Member Advisory Council L.E.K. Consulting
Mrs Greiner has also held Directorships for Pacific Power, John Singleton Advertising, Carlovers Ltd and The Financial Planning Association.
Dr Nugent looked forward to a productive working relationship with Mrs Greiner.
“Mrs Greiner has a distinguished background in governance, the commercial and not-for-profit sectors,’’ said Dr Nugent.
“Mrs Greiner has served the Council during some pivotal moments for the University, including the addition of the Mirvac School of Sustainable Development which is the first Green Star-rated building built at an Australian university, the opening of the Bond Medical School, the launch of the Legal Skills Centre, and this year’s opening of The School of Hotel, Resort and Tourism Management.
“It’s a great re-assurance knowing I can call on Mrs Greiner’s experience, knowledge and judgment.’’
Mrs Greiner received an Order of Australia in 2001 for her services to social work, philanthropy awareness and local government.