The Honourable John Fahey AC
appointed under Clause 20.1 of ACU Constitution
Mr Fahey was appointed the fourth Chancellor in September 2014 for a period of 5 years. Mr Fahey was New South Wales Premier from 1992-95 before entering federal politics and serving as the Minister for Finance and Administration. As Chairman of the bid team, he was instrumental in securing the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. In 2002 Mr Fahey was made a Companion of the Order of Australia for his work in the political arena and for facilitation of industry growth and industrial relations reform. Five years later he became President of the World Anti-Doping Agency, a position he held until November 2013. He currently Chairs the Australian Government Reconstruction Inspectorate, which oversees state reconstruction projects following natural disasters and in the commercial role, he serves as a Company Director and is on the Advisory Council of a US Investment Bank.
Mr Julien O’Connell AM
appointed under Clause 20.2 of ACU Constitution
As a distinguished executive and businessman, Mr O’Connell has built a successful career in insurance, accounting and risk management. In addition to his role as Chairman of the CEO Institute (Syndicates), which provides mentoring to CEOs and Chairs of member companies, Mr O’Connell is Chairman of the Fraynework Board, member of a number of boards and finance councils and supports Enterprise Ireland in Victoria in their endeavours to promote and encourage trade between Ireland and Australia. Mr O’Connell has been Chairman of Mercy Health since 2008. He is a board member of Catholic Health Australia and for 20 years has served on the Finance Committee of the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne.
Professor Greg Craven
BA LLB(Hons) LLM (Melb)
Vice-Chancellor and President
appointed under Clause 21 of ACU Constitution
Professor Craven is an expert in public and constitutional law and has published numerous journal articles and four books, he is also a regular columnist for The Australian and The Catholic Leader. Prior to his appointment, Professor Craven was Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Strategy and Planning) at Curtin University. He also held the position of Professor of Government and Constitutional Law, having previously served as Executive Director of the John Curtin Institute of Public Policy. Professor Craven was Foundation Dean and Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame, Reader in Law at the University of Melbourne and served as Crown Counsel to the Victorian Government from 1992-1995. Professional associations include Deputy Chairman, Council of Australian Governments Reform Council (COAG); Vice-President, Australian Higher Education Industrial Association (AHEIA). A member of the National Catholic Education Commission (NCEC) and the Truth, Justice and Healing Council; A member of Universities Australia (UA), a member of its Board of Directors and Lead Vice-Chancellor for UA in the area of Quality. Professor Craven also represents UA as a member of the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Educations’ (DIISRTE); National Advisory Group on Higher Education Data and Information.
Professor Margot Hillel OAM
BA (LaTrobe), MA (Melb), PhD (Monash)
Chair of Academic Board
appointed under Clause 13.2 (d) of ACU Constitution
Chair of Academic Board, Professor Hillel has had wide-ranging administrative and committee experience at University and Faculty level while at ACU. Current committee work includes being a member of the University’s Planning, Quality and Risk Committee; the Courses and Academic Quality Committee; the Academic Administrative Committee; the Learning and Teaching Committee; Research Committee and Chair of the University Promotions and Level D Committees. Professor Hillel has had varied involvement in children’s literature over many years, as a reviewer and academic. Her main research interests are in the area of the construction of childhood in children’s literature and the history of children’s literature and she is the author or editor of numerous books, book chapters and journal articles and regularly reviews both children’s literature and scholarly texts in various journals. She has previously served two terms on Senate as an elected academic staff representative.
Archbishop Christopher Prowse
Archbishop of Canberra and Goulburn
Cleric nominated by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference
under Clause 13.2 (e) of ACU Constitution
Archbishop Prowse has a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Monash 1978), a Bachelor of Theology (MCD 1979), and a Licentiate in Moral Theology (Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, 1987), and a Doctorate in Moral Theology (Pontifical Lateran University, Alfonsianum Academy, Rome, 1995).
Archbishop Christopher Prowse was appointed Archbishop of Canberra and Goulburn in 2013. He was previously the Bishop of Sale Diocese. Archbishop Prowse is a current member of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference Permanent Committee, Chairman of the Commission for Ecumenism and Inter-Religious Relations, member of the Commission for Relations with Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders. He is a member of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue. In February 2014 he was appointed as Consultor to the Holy See’s Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews.