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New Chancellor for Southern Cross University

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New Chancellor of Southern Cross University Sandra McPhee AM.

A new Chancellor, Sandra McPhee AM, has been appointed for Southern Cross University (SCU) replacing outgoing Chancellor Nick Burton Taylor AM who has headed the University Council since 2014.

Ms McPhee is being put forward as being o ne of Australia’s leading business figures who has a long and successful history across multiple industries in Australia, including board roles at Tourism Australia, AGL Energy, Westfield, Perpetual, The Coles Group, Fairfax Media, Australia Post, South Australia Water and Kathmandu.

‘During her aviation executive career, most recently with Qantas Airways, she held a number of Group General Manager roles including Marketing, Global Alliances, Customer Loyalty and responsibility for UK, Europe and South East Asia Markets,’ states teh SCU press release.

‘She is currently Chair of NSW Public Service Commission Advisory Board, a non-executive director of St Vincent’s Health Australia and a member of the JP Morgan Advisory Council and Chief Executive Women.’

Deputy Chancellor Murray D’Almeida chaired the Council Committee overseeing the search for a new Chancellor. He said Ms McPhee AM was an exemplary leader with formidable experience across multiple industries and environments.

‘It is an honour and privilege to take on the role of Chancellor of Southern Cross University, a University with a pioneering spirit, deeply connected with communities, that has a mission for impact that has placed students and communities at the centre of its future,’ Ms McPhee said.

‘As Australia’s regions continue to respond and develop post-COVID, it has never been a more fundamental time for a University based in regional Australia to enjoin with community, government and industry to create the workforce of the future, as skills and capabilities drive the development of regions. This is a key element of Southern Cross University’s mission and one that I am excited to progress during my tenure as Chancellor.

‘I look forward to working with the University Council, Vice Chancellor Professor Tyrone Carlin and his executive team, and all the academic, research and professional staff at Southern Cross.’

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