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Non – Executive Director

John dewer

Professor John Dewar – PhD (Griff), MA (Oxon), BCL, Vice Chancellor, La Trobe University

Professor Dewar has been Vice-Chancellor and President of LaTrobe University since January 2012.

Professor  Dewar  is an internationally-known family  law specialist, and a graduate  of  the University  of Oxford, where he was also a Fellow of Hertford College. He taught  at the Universities  of Lancaster and Warwick  in the UK, and worked  for London law firms Allen & Overy and Farrer & Co.

Professor Dewar came to Australia in 1995,and before joining LaTrobe held senior leadership positions  at Griffith University and the University of Melbourne, where he was Provost.

Professor Dewar is Chair of the IRU Group of Universities;a Director of Universities Australia and UA Lead Vice-Chancellor on Workforce issues; Vice-President  of the  AHEIA Executive Committee; Chair  of  the  Victorian  Student   Planning  Advisory  Group  for  the  Victorian Department of Health; a Director  of Education Australia  Pty Ltd; a member  of the Advisory Board for the Centre for Ethical Leadership at the Melbourne Business School and Ormond College; and a Director of the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute.

He is also Adjunct  Professor in the Melbourne Law School, an Honorary  Fellow of Hertford College, Oxford and an Adjunct Professor in the LaTrobe Law School.

Professor Dewar was named by The Australian as one of the most influentialpeople in higher education in 2014 and 2015.

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