As a founding academic member of the University, Professor Moores came to Bond in 1988, initially undertaking the responsibilities of Professor of Accounting and Dean and Associate Dean of the School of Business, until he was appointed Vice-Chancellor and President in 1997. During his six years at the helm Professor Moores was instrumental in securing ownership of the Bond campus in the name of the University and laid the foundations for much of the University’s on-going success. He then opted to return to an academic role by resuming his role as Founding Director of Bond’s Australian Centre for Family Business (which he established in 1994) and continuing his active research in the field as a Professor in the School of Business. A pioneer of family business research in Australia, Professor Moores has achieved national and international recognition for his work, being made a Member of the Order of Australia for his service to academia and the accounting profession in 2005 and receiving the award of Emeritus Professor from Bond University in 2012. In addition the University is establishing the Ken Moores Visiting Professorship in Family Business Studies to acknowledge his achievements in this field.